Ralph Waldo Emerson

Born:

1803

Died:

1882
American essayist,lecturer,philosopher,poet
Strong men believe in cause and effect
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Write it on your heart
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
When I first open my eyes upon the morning
When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the...
It is not the length of life
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Is the person you decide to be
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
You can not do a kindness too soon
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be...
A part of fate is the freedom of man
A part of fate is the freedom of man. Forever wells up the impulse of...
Freedom is not the right to live as we please
Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we...
Write it on your heart that every day
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
The world belongs to the energetic
The world belongs to the energetic.
Without ambition one starts nothing
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The...
All life is an experiment
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Every man has his own courage
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself...
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Love of beauty is taste
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God...
People only see what they are prepared to see
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Every wall is a door.
Every wall is a door.
Do not go where the path may lead
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and...
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
The age of a woman does not mean a thing
The age of a woman does not mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid...
There is properly no history; only biography
There is properly no history; only biography.
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