Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes


888 Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes:



"The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet"
"Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age"
"Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get."
"If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? This time...is a very good one.."
"We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count."
"The key to the age may be this, or that, or the other, as the young orators describe; the key to all ages is -- Imbecility; imbecility in the vast majority of men, at all times, and, even in heroes, in all but certain eminent moments; victims of gravity, custom, and fear."
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
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"The true artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes"
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"Be not the slave of your own past ... plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old."
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"With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall."
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"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
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"Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws."
"He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter."
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"Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common Sense."
"There are people who have an appetite for grief; pleasure is not strong enough and they crave pain. They have mithridatic stomachs which must be fed on poisoned bread, natures so doomed that no prosperity can sooth their ragged and dishevelled desolation."
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"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."
"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
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"If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population. When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential."
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"Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action."
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"The ancestor of every action is thought."
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