Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803 - 1882

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on vegetarianism

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is a deity. A god playing the fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on contradiction and changing mind

I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on soul, cosmic consciousness, unity, life, wisdom, and beauty

We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on rectitude and love

In the sublimest flights of the soul, rectitude is never surmounted, love is never outgrown.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Emerson's Divinity College Address Essay

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on honesty and kindness

Be Silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on greatness

Every man I meet was in some way my superior.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on fear, secret, life, and living

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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