"We judge of man's wisdom by his
Ralph Waldo Emerson Wise Quotes |
If you know you are right, stay the course even though the whole world seems to be against you
and everyone you know questions your judgment. When you prevail - and you eventually will if you stick
to the job - they will all tell you that they knew all along you could do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Questioning |
There are many virtues in books, but the essential value is the adding
of knowledge to our stock by the record of new facts,
and, better, by the record of intuitions which distribute facts, and
are the formulas which supersede all histories.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes about Books |
A part of fate is the freedom of man. Forever wells up the impulse of
choosing and acting in his soul.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Fate |
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you,
well assured that the right performance of this
hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages
that will follow it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Doubt |
Go forth into the busy world and love it. Interest yourself in its life;
mingle kindly with its joys and sorrows.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Life |
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Genius |
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Inspirational Quotes |
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes
the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Children |
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Good |
An action is the perfection and publication of thought.
A right action seems to fill the eye, and to be related to all nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Action |
Every man has a choice between love of truth and love of repose.
Love of repose brings him a solid reputation and peaceful life;
love of truth keeps him in suspense. A man who loves truth respects
the highest law of his being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Choices |
My joy in friends, those sacred people, is my consolation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Friend |
We don't grow old. When we cease to grow, we become old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Age |
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes about Change |
There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or
principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you,
and you are he; then is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or
bad company can he ever lose the benefit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Teacher |
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Courage |
Don't ever give up on something or someone that you can't go
a full day without thinking about.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Never Quit |
We are rich only through what we give, and
poor only through what we refuse.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Giving |
Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy |
"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Luck |
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Words of Encouragement |
"Every man contemplates an
angel in his future self."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Angel Quotes |
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make
you something else is the greatest
Ralph Waldo Emerson Greatness |
"Once you make a
decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Decision |
"Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by
the horse-power of the understanding."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Enthusiasm |