Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803 - 1882

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because the soul is progressive, it never quite repeats itself, but in every act attempts the production of a new and fairer whole.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ability, creator, god, divine, inspiration, inventor, intuition, art, creation, and creativity

Every really able man, in whatever direction he works - a man of large affairs, an inventor, a statesman, an orator, a poet, a painter - if you talk sincerely with him, considers his work, however much admired, as far short of what it should be. What is this Better, this flying Ideal, but the perpetual promise of his Creator?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on hero and self-trust

Self-trust is the essence of heroism.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on success

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The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the dull mind, all nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind, the whole world sparkles with light.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on miracles and emerson

" 'Miracles have ceased.' Have they indeed? When? They had not ceased this afternoon when I walked into the wood and got into bright, miraculous sunshine, in shelter from the roaring wind.  "

--  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series, Self-Reliance, The Modern Library, Random House, c.1968

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on stars, goals, soul, intellect, and emerson

Go, speed the stars of Thought On to their shining goals; -- The sower scatters broad his seed, The wheat thou strew'st be souls. Ralph Waldo Emerson  Source: Intellect-- from Essays: First Series (1841)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on trust, faith, and manifestation

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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