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By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poet alone knows astronomy, chemistry, vegetation, and animation, for he does not stop at these facts, but employs them as signs. He knows why the plain, or meadow of space, was strown with these flowers we call suns, and moons, and stars; why the deep is adorned with animals, with men, and gods; for, in every word he speaks he rides on them as the horses of thought.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tempered light of the woods is like a perpetual morning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatness, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work , but the solidest thing we know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give the slave the least elevation of religious sentiment, and he is not slave: you are the slave: he not only in his humility feels his superiority, feels that much deplored condition of his to be a fading trifle, but he makes you feel it too. He is the master.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the length of life, but the depth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The religions we call false were once true.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The interminable forests should become graceful parks, for use and delight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walking has the best value as gymnastics of the mind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If he had the earth for his pasture and the sea for his pond, he would be a pauper still. He only is rich who owns the day. There is no king, rich man, fairy or demon who possesses such power as that. Mentioned in Sixty Days and Counting, by Kim Stanley Robinson

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know nothing which life has to offer so satisfying as the profound good understanding, which can subsist, after much exchange ofgood offices, between two virtuous men, each of whom is sure of himself, and sure of his friend. It is a happiness which postpones all other gratifications, and makes politics, and commerce, and churches, cheap.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every wall is a door.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Are you not scared by seeing that the gypsies are more attractive to us than the apostles?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The case wouldn't be overweight if you didn't have so many shoes. How many do you really need? This pair, for example, I swear you never even wore them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well,' said Red Jacket [to someone complaining that he had not enough time], 'I suppose you have all there is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well on them

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

the best read naturalist who lends an entire and devout attention to truth, will see that there remains much to learn of his relation to the world, and that it is not to be learned by any addition or subtraction or other comparison of known quantities, but is arrived at by untaught sallies of the spirit, by a continual self-recovery, and by entire humility. He will perceive that there are far more excellent qualities in the student than preciseness and infallibility; that a guess is often more fruitful than an indisputable affirmation, and that a dream may let us deeper into the secret of nature than a hundred concerted experiments.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the church, I like a cowl, I love a prophet of the soul; And on my heart monastic aisles Fall like sweet strains or pensive smiles; Yet not for all his faith can see, Would I that cowled churchman be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In vain produced, all rays return; Evil will bless, and ice will burn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole secret of the teacher's force lies in the conviction that men are convertible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is hard to mesmerize ourselves, to whip our own top; but through sympathy we are capable of energy and endurance. Concert fires people to a certain fury of performance they can rarely reach alone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pulpit and the press have many commonplaces denouncing the thirst for wealth, but if men should take these moralists at their word, and leave off aiming to be rich, the moralists would rush to rekindle at all hazards this love of power in the people, lest civilization should be undone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The universe is represented in every one of it's particles. Everything is made of one hidden stuff. The world globes itself in a drop of dew. The true doctrine of omnipresence is that God appears with all His parts in every moss and cobweb.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The light by which we see in this world comes out from the soul of the observer. Wherever any noble sentiment dwelt, it made the faces and houses around to shine. Nay, the powers of this busy brain are miraculous and illimitable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every noble activity makes room for itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mankind have such a deep stake in inward illumination, that there is much to be said by the hermit or monk in defence of his life of thought and prayer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a luxury to be understood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the country, without any interference from the law, the agricultural life favors the permanence of families.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every opinion reacts on him who utters it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great licentiousness treads on the heels of a reformation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy will that house be in which the relations are formed from character; after the highest, and not after the lowest order; the house in which character marries, and not confusion and a miscellany of unavowable motives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind; and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Literature is eavesdropping.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is the path of the creator to his work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken. (Despite) all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether... The effect of the indulgence of this human affection is a certain cordial exhilaration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Again, the great number of cultivated men keep each other up to a high standard. The habit of meeting well-read and knowing men teaches the art of omission and selection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The constructive intellect [genius] produces thoughts, sentences, poems, plans, designs, systems. It is the generation of the mind, the marriage of thought with nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering Trade.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The domestic man, who loves no music so well as his kitchen clock, and the airs which the logs sing to him as they burn on the hearth, has solaces which others never dream of.