60 Ralph Waldo Emerson famous quotes that will make your day

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, born in Boston) was an American essayist, philosopher, poet and lecturer. He was the main representative of the transcendentalist movement.

Emerson graduated from Harvard University in 1821, after graduating he preached in the Unitarian community until 1832. The loss of his wife, combined with the crisis in the Christian faith, were the main reasons behind Emerson resignation from the clergy.

The main representatives of this movement believed that man can “transcend” or go beyond the physical, material boundaries of this world through intuition and free will, in order to get closer to the Divinity.

In this school of thought, God was not mysterious and distant, the believers considered that they could understand the Divinity by analyzing their own spirit and establishing a connection with nature.

We present you 60 Ralph Waldo Emerson famous quotes that will make your day:

  1. The first wealth is health.
  2. With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.Ralph Waldo Emerson famous quotes
  3. In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
  4. A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
  5. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
  6. Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
  7. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes
  8. Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.
  9. The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
  10. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
  11. The years teach much which the days never know.
  12. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
  13. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
  14. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
  15. Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
  16. Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
    Nobody can bring you peace but yourself - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. Genius always finds itself a century too early.
  18. Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
  19. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
  20. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
  21. We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
  22. For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
  23. Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
  24. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
  25. Always do what you are afraid to do.
  26. Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
  27. Hitch your wagon to a star.
  28. Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
  29. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
  30. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
  31. All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
  32. We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
  33. The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
  34. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
  35. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
  36. Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
  37. An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson famous quotes An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory
  38. Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
  39. Every wall is a door.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson - Every Wall is a door
  40. God enters by a private door into every individual.
  41. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
  42. A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
  43. Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
  44. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
  45. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
  46. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
  47. Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
  48. Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
  49. Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
  50. Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.
  51. Beauty without expression is boring.
  52. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  53. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
  54. Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
    Before we aquire great power we must aquire wisdom to use it well
  55. Every artist was first an amateur.
  56. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
  57. The earth laughs in flowers.
  58. For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
  59. The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
  60. It is not length of life, but depth of life.

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