Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes On Nature, Self Reliance, Love, Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. This motivational Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes will motivate you.

Best Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

  1. This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “The exceptional life depends not on working harder, but on different, even opposite, actions from habit and the crowd.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. Live well, learn plenty, laugh often, love much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  11. Knowledge is when you learn something new every day. Wisdom is when you let something go every day. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
  13. Your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear what you say.

  14. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. Hidden away in the inner nature of the real man is the law of his life, and someday he will discover it and consciously make use of it. He will heal himself, make himself happy and prosperous, and life in an entirely different world. For he will have discovered that life is from within and not from without. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. People only see what they are prepared to see. If you look for what is good and what you can be grateful for you will find it everywhere. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
  20. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

  21. The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “On the other side, the conservative party, composed of the most moderate, able, and cultivated part of the population, is timid, and merely defensive of property. It vindicates no right, it aspires to no real good, it brands no crime, it proposes no generous policy, it does not build, nor write, nor cherish the arts, nor foster religion, nor establish schools, nor encourage science, nor emancipate the slave, nor befriend the poor, or the Indian, or the immigrant.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. “On the other side, the conservative party, composed of the most moderate, able, and cultivated part of the population, is timid, and merely defensive of property. It vindicates no right, it aspires to no real good, it brands no crime, it proposes no generous policy, it does not build, nor write, nor cherish the arts, nor foster religion, nor establish schools, nor encourage science, nor emancipate the slave, nor befriend the poor, or the Indian, or the immigrant.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “The years in your life
    are less important
    than the life in your years.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25. Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. Why should the way I feel depend on the thoughts in someone else’s head? ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. Every wall is a door. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. What is the hardest task in the world? To think. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  30. Our strength grows out of our weakness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  31. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  33. We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.
    The days come and go but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set your own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
  36. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

  37. Character is higher than intellect… A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. In the woods we return to reason and faith. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
  42. Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. We boil at different degrees. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  45. For each thorn, there’s a rosebud… For each twilight – a dawn… For each trial – the strength to carry on, For each storm cloud – a rainbow… For each shadow – the sun… For each parting – sweet memories when sorrow is done. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  46. Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  47. When a happy person comes into the room, it is as if another candle has been lit. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  48. Always do what you are afraid to do. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  49. The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  50. I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which they are totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves, and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make that man another you. One’s enough. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  52. “Our best thoughts come from others.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  53. “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn”

  54. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  55. “When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. “The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  57. “When a man becomes a conformist, he is sacrificing the richness of independent thinking.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  58. “Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. “Lose yourself in nature and find peace” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  60. “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  61. “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “The exceptional life depends not on working harder, but on different, even opposite, actions from habit and the crowd.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  63. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  64. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  66. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  67. Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth’s beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  68. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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