Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, and drink the wild air.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

The Earth laughs in flowers.

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

The secret of success in society is a certain heartiness and sympathy. A man who is not happy in company, cannot find any word in his memory that will fit the occasion; all his information is a little impertinent. A man who is happy there, finds in every turn of the conversation occasions for the […]

Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts.

The Society is his, who sees through it’s pretention. What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufference – your sufference. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it, its mortal blow.

The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.

Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.

Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.