Favorite Quotations ~† Ralph Waldo Emerson, 3 Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All my hurts my garden spade can heal." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

As the eye is the best composer, so light is the first of painters.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the Universe a blind alley. ~ Journals

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet; then all things are at risk. ~ Spiritual Emerson

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

By persisting in your path, you gain the great.

Money which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.

Conversation enriches the understanding but solitude is the school of genius.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Death is as natural as life, and should be sweet and graceful.

Death isnít an ending; itís only a transition.

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.

Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

Do what you know, and perception is converted character.

Do you want to be power in the world? Then be yourself.

Fear always springs from ignorance.

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