Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American poet and philosopher

Lived from: 1803-1882

Category: Philosophers | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes 31 till 45 of 593.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
    +1
    In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
    +1
    It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
    +1
    Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. Each man seeks those of different quality from his own, and such as are good of their kind; that is, he seeks other men, and the rest.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
    +1
    The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
    +1
    Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A great man is always willing to be little.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man in debt is so far a slave.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man is a god in ruins.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    - +
     0
    A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.