Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 5

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith’s.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

In skating over thin ice, our safety is our speed.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
– 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

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

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

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson