We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
Spiritual force is stronger than material force; thoughts rule the world.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be...
If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not...
Even miracles take a little time
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the...
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may...
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and...
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant
Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes...
Our best thoughts come from others.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain,...
An empire is an immense egotism.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
You will find the Americans much like the Greeks found the Romans: great, big, vulgar,...