Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Old age brings along with its uglinesses the comfort that you will soon be out of it, which ought to be a substantial relief to such discontented pendulums as we are. To be out of the war, out of debt, out of the drouth, out of the blues, out of the dentist’s hands, out of […]

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

This filthy enactment (The Fugitive Slave Law) was made in the nineteenth century, by people who could read and write. I will not obey it, by God.

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

To believe in luck – is skepticism.

Skepticism is slow suicide.

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Let me go where’ er I will I hear a sky-born music still: It sounds from all things old, It sounds from all things young, From all that’s fair… Peals out a cheerful song. It is not only in the rose, It is not only in the bird, Not only where the rainbow glows, Nor […]

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.