Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
The intuition of the moral sentiment is an insight of the perfection of the laws of the soul. These laws execute themselves. They are out of time, out of space, and not subject to circumstance.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Our best thoughts come from others.
Speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there, do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls.