These Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes are all words of positivity and inspiration.
Born in Massachusetts, 25th May 1803, Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American lecturer, essayist and poet.
He believed that all things are connected to God, therefore all things are divine, a view considered radical in his time.
He died on 27th April 1882.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes are listed alphabetically
A Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.
Before him I may think aloud.
A man is related to all nature.
A man is.. What he thinks about all day long.
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen.
All our progress is an unfolding like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
B Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Be an opener of doors.
Be brave enough to do the loving thing.
Beware of what you set your heart upon… for it shall surely be yours.
C Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Challenges are what makes like interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Common sense is genius dressed in it’s working clothes.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
D Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
E Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Earth laughs in flowers.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Every man contemplates an angel in his future self.
Everything in our world, even a drop of dew, is a microcosm of the Universe.
F Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
For flowers that bloom about our feet
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet
For the song of bird and hum of bee
For all things fair we hear or see
Father in heaven, we thank Thee
For blue of stream and blue of sky
For pleasant shade of branches high
For fragrant air and cooling breeze
For beauty of the blooming trees
Father in heaven, we thank Thee
For mother-love and father-care
For brothers strong and sisters fair
For love at home and school each day
For guidance lest we go astray
Father in heaven, we thank Thee
For this new morning with its light
For rest and shelter of the night
For health and food, for love and friends
For everything Thy goodness sends
Father in heaven, we thank Thee
For faith and peace and mighty love
That from the Godhead flow,
Showed them the life of Heaven above
Springs from the life below.
G Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Give all to love, obey the heart.
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
God enters by a private door into each individual.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
H Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
I Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
I do not count the hours I spend
In wandering by the sea;
The forest is my loyal friend,
Like God it useth me.
If a man writes a better book, preaches a better sermon, or makes a better mouse trap than his neighbour, tho’ he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown. But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the Universe with their admonishing smile.
If you would life me up, you must be on higher ground.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterward return again.
K Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Knowledge exists to be imparted.
Knowledge is the antidote to fear.
L Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
Life is a progress and not a station.
Love and you shall be loved.
M Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Money often costs too much.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.
N Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Nothing is beneath you.. If it is in the direction of your life.
O Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Of cheerfulness or a good temper.. The more it is spent, the more it remains.
Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart, that every day is the best day in the year.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short. But when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say, we have had our day.
P Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
R Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Real action is in silent moments.
Real friendship is shown in times of trouble, prosperity is full of friends.
S Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Self trust is the first secret to success.
She paints with white and red the moors
To draw the nations out of doors.
Spiritual force is greater than material force, thoughts rule the world.
T Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
The affirmative of affirmatives is love.
The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
The ancestor of every action.. Is thought.
The April winds are magical
And thrill our tuneful frames;
The garden walks are passional
To bachelors and dames.
The hedge is gemmed with diamonds,
The air with Cupids full,
The cobweb clues of Rosamond
Guide lovers to the pool.
Each dimple in the water,
Each leaf that shades the rock
Can cozen, pique and flatter,
Can parley and provoke.
good fellow, Puck and goblins,
Know more than any book.
Down with your doleful problems,
And court the sunny brook.
The south-winds are quick-witted,
The schools are sad and slow,
The masters quite omitted
The lore we care to know.
The babe by its mother
Lies bathed in joy;
Glide its hours uncounted, –
The sun is its toy;
Shines the peace of all being
Without cloud, in its eyes;
And the sum of the world
In soft miniature lies
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the Soul.
The first wealth is health.
The foundations of a person are not in matter, but in spirit.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship. It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one, when he discovers that someone else believes in him, and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
The measure of mental health is to find good everywhere.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
The only way to have a friend is… to be one.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
The reward of a thing well done is.. To have done it.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
The Secret is the answer to all that has been, all that is, and all that ever will be.
The sky is the daily bread of the imagination.
The wise man in the storm prays God, not from safety from danger, but from deliverance for fear. It is the storm within which endangers him, not the storm without.
The years teach us much the days never knew.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within us, or we find it not.
Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.
To different minds, the same world is a hell and a heaven.
To know, even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.
Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.
W Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
What is a weed?.. A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The Soul’s emphasis is always right.
Whatever limits us.. We call fate.
When it is dark enough.. You can see the stars.
Why should I hasten to solve the riddle which life offers me? I am assured that the Questioner, who brings me so many problems, will bring me the answers also, in due time.
Why should we not have a first-hand and immediate experience of God?