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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. (1803 – 1882)

Quotes

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

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
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

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I pay the schoolmaster but 'tis the schoolboys who educate my son.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature hates calculators.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our best thoughts come from others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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