Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803 - 1882

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on imagination and joy

As the imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man, so also is this joy of musical expression.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It must be that when God speaketh, he should communicate, not one thing, but all things; should fill the world with his voice; should scatter forth light, nature, time, souls, from the centre of the present thought; and new date and new create the whole.
Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, - means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour.  All things are made sacred by relation to it,-one as much as another.  All things are disolved to ther center by thier cause.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existance of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power ceases in the instant of repose;  It resides in the moment of transition from past to a new state.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdoms which cannot help itsef.  The genesis and maturation of the planet, its poise and orbit, the bended tree recovering itself from the strong wind, the vital resources of every animal and vegitable, are the demonstrations of the self-sufficing and therefore self-relying soul.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself; never imitate.  Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.  That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, yet no man improves.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think that good days are preparing for you.  Do not beleive it.  Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

You think that it is because I have3 an income which exempts me from your day-labour, that I waste (as you call it) my time in sun-gazing and star-gazing.  You do not know me.  If my debts, as they threaten, should consume what money I have, I should live just as I do now: I should eat worse food, and wear a courser coat, and should wander in a potato patch instead of in the wood - but it is I, not my twelve hundred dollars a year that love God.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The force of character is cumulative.  All the foregone days of virtue work thier health into this.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self Reliance

Contributed by: Chrissy

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