Ralph Waldo Emerson Sayings and Quotes

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

Concentration is the secret of strength Ralph Waldo Emerson
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Economy does not consist in saving the coal, but in using the time while it burns. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The exceptional life depends not on working harder, but on different, even opposite, actions from habit and the crowd. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is an esoteric doctrine of society, that a little wickedness is good to make muscle; as if conscience were not good for hands and legs. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self trust is the first secret of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Preaching is the expression of moral sentiments applied to the duties of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heaven often protects valuable souls charged with great secrets, great ideas, by long shutting them up with their own thoughts. Ralph Waldo Emerson
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Valor consists in the power of self recovery. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are imprisoned in life in the company of persons powerfully unlike us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The charm of the best courages is that they are inventions, inspirations, flashes of genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We learn geology the morning after the earthquake. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meek young men grow up in libraries. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meek young men grow up in colleges and believe it is their duty to accept the views which books have given, and grow up slaves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man in a cave or in a camp, a nomad, will die with no more estate than the wolf or the horse leaves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We acquire the strength we have overcome. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself especially how you choose to think about your situation. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tobacco and opium have broad backs, and will cheerfully carry the load of armies, if you choose to make them pay high for such joy as they give and such harm as they do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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