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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thou art to me a delicious torment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All mankind love a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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