Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves...
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what...
As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck,...
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it...
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain,...
The first wealth is health.
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere
If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast...
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain
Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go...
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
What's a book? Everything or nothing. The eye that sees it all.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single...
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an...