Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the ‘Not Me,’ that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, ‘Nature.’
We must be our own before we can be another’s.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Man is priest, and scholar, and statesman, and producer, and soldier.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Nature is the incarnation of thought. The world is the mind precipitated.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.
Children are all foreigners.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.