32 Brilliant Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Wikipedia

  1. A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
  2. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
  3. All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
  4. Always do what you are afraid to do.
  5. Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.
  6. Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.
  7. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
  8. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  9. Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
  10. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
  11. It is not the length of life, but the depth.
  12. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
  13. Life is a journey, not a destination.
  14. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
  15. Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.
  16. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
  17. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
  18. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
  19. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
  20. People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad.
  21. Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
  22. Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
  23. The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
  24. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
  25. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
  26. The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
  27. The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear.
  28. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
  29. We acquire the strength we have overcome.
  30. Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
  31. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
  32. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.