Quotes by: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty, he lived in it and had his being there. Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.
Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.