Quotes by: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.