In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
An empire is an immense egotism.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to...
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
There can be no high civility without a deep morality
The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down;...
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there...
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
We all boil at different degrees
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
A man is a God in ruins
When it is darkest, men see the stars.
There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts...
Public opinion, I am sorry to say, will bear a great deal of nonsense. There...
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to...
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially...