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 5
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.