Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Brief author info: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Famous American poet, essayist and philosopher.
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Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. He only is right who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded by worry, fret and anxiety. Finish every day, and be done with it. You have done what you could.
To fill the hour,-that is happiness.
Commonsense is the wick of the candle.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Every ship is a romantic object, except that we sail in.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
The strongest evidence of love is sacrifice.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.