Favorite Quotations Ralph Waldo Emerson, 2 Emerson Essential Writings

"It is a luxury to be understood." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Highway 17, Georgia

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, an open and noble temper.

A man is known by the books he reads.

Self-Trust is the essence of heroism.

Love, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation. ~ Compensation

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the school-boys who educate him.

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Great are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.

What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

Happiness is a perfume you can't pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

A good intention clothes itself with sudden power. When a god wishes to ride, any chip or pebble will bud and shoot out winged feet, and serve him for a horse. ~ Fate

By necessity, by proclivity, -- and by delight, we all quote.

Careful what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

See how the masses of men worry themselves into nameless graves, while here and there a great unselfish soul forgets himself into immortality.

A great man is always willing to be little. ~ Compensation

Each new step we take in thought reconciles twenty seemingly discordant facts.

Each philosopher, each bard, each actor has only done for me, as by a delegate, what one day I can do for myself.

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