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Ralph Waldo Emerson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes, Ralph Waldo Emerson sayings, and Ralph Waldo Emerson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society._

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shall I tell you a secret of a true scholar? It is this: every man I meet is my master in some point and in that I learn from him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.     

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

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are respectable only as they respect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -he has changed his market -cart into a chariot of the sun.     

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

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 yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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