Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.

Words and deeds are quite indifferent modes of the divine energy. Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Sad spectacle that man should live and be fed that he may fill a paragraph in the newspaper for his wonderful age, as we record the weight and girth of the Big Ox and Mammoth Girl. We don’t count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.

Thought is the seed of action.

I like people who can do things. When Edward and I struggled in vain to drag our big calf into the barn, the Irish girl put her finger into the calf’s mouth, and led her in directly.