Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

All promise outruns performance.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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