Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boston / United States
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Boston / United States

Quotes

11 November 2014
Plato is philosophy, and philosophy, Plato,—at once the glory and the shame of mankind, since neither Saxon nor Roman have availed to add any idea to his categories.
11 November 2014
If thought makes free, so does the moral sentiment. The mixtures of spiritual chemistry refuse to be analyzed.
11 November 2014
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
11 November 2014
If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap, than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
11 November 2014
Empirical science is apt to cloud the sight, and, by the very knowledge of functions and processes, to bereave the student of the manly contemplation of the whole.
11 November 2014
The rule for hospitality and Irish "help," is, to have the same dinner every day throughout the year. At last, Mrs. O'Shaughnessy learns to cook it to a nicety, the host learns to carve it, and the guests are well served.
11 November 2014
Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlor soldiers. We shun the ragged battle of fate, where strength is born.
11 November 2014
The world is full of judgment-days, and into every assembly that a man enters, in every action he attempts, he is gauged and stamped.
11 November 2014
The boy is a Greek; the youth, romantic; the adult, reflective.
11 November 2014
For, the experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet.

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