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American poet and philosopher (d. 1882), Birth: 25-5-1803, Death: 27-4-1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each twilight promises a fresh beginning.
This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement of staying true to yourself in a world that seeks to alter you is the ultimate success.
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; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The intent of life is not to be cheerful. It is to be helpful, to be honorable, to show kindness, and to leave an enduring impression that you have existed and lived well.
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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every 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; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The past and the future are dwarfed by the greatness of what resides within.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Don't be compelled by your issues. Follow your aspirations.'
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attempt something unprecedented to develop.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Embrace the warmth of the sun, plunge into the depths of the ocean, and inhale the untamed atmosphere.
Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Folks appear to be unaware that their view of the universe reflects their individuality.
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Despair casts its gaze rearward, Anxiety scans the horizon, Confidence gazes skyward.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The intellect, once stimulated by an innovative concept, never resumes its primary size.
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be whimsical. Be truthful. Be compassionate.
The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The affection that you deny is the anguish that you endure.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

'You have the power to create your own destiny by deciding who you want to be.'
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you come to a conclusion, the world moves in tandem to bring it into fruition.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to earn friendship is to extend it first.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is an ever-shifting vapour, perpetually distinct but always familiar.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Everything I have experienced guides me to put faith in the maker for all I have not witnessed.'
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Allow me to never succumb to the banal error of believing that I am wronged whenever I am challenged.
I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I envision a brighter future, in which chickens can traverse the street without having to explain their purpose.
To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set your own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Awaken daily with the determination to be content and shape the events of each day, instead of being influenced by them.
Love is like wildflowers; It's often found in the most unlikely places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Affection is similar to wildflowers; it frequently appears in unexpected places.
Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As the best gem upon her zone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth proudly displays the Parthenon as the finest adornment in its realm.
Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your authentic deeds will speak for themselves, and demonstrate your other genuine acts. Imitation conveys nothing.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your actions speak louder than words.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Embrace the sluggishness of nature: its key is perseverance.
The years in your life are less important than the life in your years.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

'The quality of life is more significant than the quantity of years lived.'
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fox has numerous stratagems. The hedgehog possesses only one. Yet it is the most effective of them all.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson