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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

(1803-1882), American Poet, Essayist

Wealth is in applications of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.

Category: Wealth

The education of the will is the object of our existence.

Category: Will And Will Power

Life is a festival only to the wise.

Category: Wisdom

Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.

Category: Wisdom

There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.

Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

Category: Wisdom

Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.

Category: Wisdom

Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.

Category: Wish And Wishing

There is no beautifier of complexion or form of behavior like the wish to scatter joy, and not pain, around us.

Category: Wish And Wishing

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.

Category: Wit

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.

Category: Wives

Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.

Category: Women

Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.

Category: Wonder

Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.

Category: Words

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.

Category: Words