Quotes by: Ralph Waldo Emerson
The vegetable life does not content itself with casting from the flower or the tree a single seed, but it fills the air and earth with a prodigality of seeds, that, if thousands perish, thousands may plant themselves, that hundreds may come up, that tens may live to maturity; that, at least one may replace the parent.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all.
There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.