Ralph Waldo Emerson
American philosopher, essayist, and poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson, who went by his middle name Waldo, was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and his ideology was disseminated through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes Page 2
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
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.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
Our faith comes in moments our vice is habitual.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.