Quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Understand that telling the intimate details of your relationship to your friends is a sure-fire way to create drama. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare. ”

- 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 only person you are destined become is the person you decide to be ”

- 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

“ Every hero becomes a bore at last. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Whatever limits us, we call Fate. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Every hero becomes a bore at last. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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