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Words are also actions,
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom Intention

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

 

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is all gates, all opportunities,
strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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