Best quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, who went by his middle name Waldo, was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Here are some of his inspirational quotes and motivational quotes.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“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.”

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“It is not the length of life, but the depth.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.”

“Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

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