Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

All promise outruns performance.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
– 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

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

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

The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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