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The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike. ...
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

 

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- 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

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is all gates, all opportunities,
strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- 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

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- 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

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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