Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 4

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every burned book enlightens the world.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is a sliding door.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
– 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

The years teach much which the days never know.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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