Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody
Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be...
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion...
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain,...
We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.
Every burned book enlightens the world.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing,...
As the Sandwich-Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes...
There is properly no history; only biography
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
All promise outruns performance.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes...
We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud...
The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values....