Quotes by: Ralph Waldo Emerson
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.'