Favorite Quotations ~† Ralph Waldo Emerson, 5 Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

"Hitch your wagon to a star." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Sunrise

Love . . . the essence of God.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

Good writing is a kind of skating which carries off the performer where he would not go.

Hospitality consists in a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.

How we hate this solemn EGO that accompanies the learned, like a double, wherever he goes.

Earth laughs in flowers.

Every word was once a poem.

Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.

Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.

Be yourself, thatís all there is of you.

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.

For beauty, truth, and goodness are not obsolete; they spring eternal in the breast of man.

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule. ~ Social Aims

Five great enemies of peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride.

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

America means opportunity, freedom, power.

As a man thinketh so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.

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