A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the...
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force -...
The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because...
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession...
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison...
A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when...
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains...
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we...
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there...
There is properly no history; only biography
The best biographies leave their readers with a sense of having all but entered into...
Boswell is the first of biographers