Posts Tagged ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 29, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on action

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

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Quote of the day, Oct. 6

October 7, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on friendship (from Essays)

“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 11

August 11, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on moving on

“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.”

Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on creativity

“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on knowledge

“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”

Quote of the day, June 5

June 16, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on one’s actions

“A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.”

Quote of the day, March 13

March 13, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on making a new trail

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Quote of the day, May 17

May 17, 2016

Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Journals

“A nation never fails but by suicide.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 14

February 14, 2016

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on love

“All mankind love a lover.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 10

February 10, 2016

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on Abraham Lincoln (1862)

“The President impressed me more favorably than I had hoped. A frank, sincere, well-meaning man, with a lawyer’s habit of mind, good clear statement of his fact, correct enough, not vulgar, as described; but with a sort of boyish cheerfulness, or that kind of sincerity and jolly good meaning that our class meetings on Commencement Days show, in telling our old stories over.”