Emerson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Emerson quotes, Emerson sayings, and Emerson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it. Emerson
The first wealth is health.  Emerson
Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything. Emerson
When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. Emerson
If you believe in fate to your harm, believe in it, at least, for your good. Emerson
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. Emerson
The less government we have, the better—the fewer laws, and the less confided power. Emerson
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Emerson
Christianity is the record of a pure and holy soul, humble, absolutely disinterested, a truth-speaker, and bent observing teaching, and uplifting men. Emerson
Our first mistake is the belief that the circumstance gives the joy which we give to the circumstance. Emerson
Men who know the same things are not long the best company for each other. Emerson
One man's justice is another man's injustice. Emerson
Every man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun. Emerson
We put our love where we have put our labor. Emerson
To different minds, the same world is hell and heaven. Emerson
The world belongs to the cheerful. The soul's highest duty is to be of good cheer. Emerson
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane. Emerson
Who drinks of Cupid's nectar cup loveth downward, and not up. Emerson
We are very near to greatness. One-step and we are safe; can we not take the leap? Emerson