266 quotes found by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
happiness  # 70
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
life  regrets  # 168
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
friends  # 219
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
inspirational  # 324
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always do what you are afraid to do.
inspirational  # 492
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
life  inspirational  # 601
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
notag  # 1350
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
notag  # 1379
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
stars  dark  # 1527
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
greatness  # 1603
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
friendship  # 1893
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
spirituality  # 2153
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.