Quotes by: Ralph Waldo Emerson
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
A more secret, sweet, and overpowering beauty appears to man when his heart and mind open to the sentiment of virtue.
The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.