Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best...
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge...
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well...
As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck,...
I can find my biography in every fable that I read
Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will
Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds...
The years teach much which the days never knew.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at...
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.