Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American author, poet
25 May 1803 — 27 April 1882

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The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.

On Nature`s wheels there is no rust.

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: It was somebody`s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or, it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Self-trust is the first secret of success.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

Every artist was first an amateur.


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