Best Famous Quotes by: George Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Queen Elizabeth I, Black Elk, Professor Elledge, Duke Ellington, Austin Elliot, Henry Elliot, Thomas Elliot, Hugh Elliott, Walter Elliott, Albert Ellis, Alice Thomas Ellis, George Ellis, Havelock Ellis, Henry Havelock Ellis, W. T. Ellis, Harlan Ellison, Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Pat Elphinstone, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Emmons, Friedrich Engels, Paul Engle, Ted W. Engstrom, Ennius, Brian Eno, Nora Ephron, Epicharmus, and Epictetus

Best George Eliot Quotes: The most famous quotes by George Eliot

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. — George Eliot

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. — George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. — George Eliot

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance. — George Eliot

It’s never too late to be who you might have been. — George Eliot

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. — George Eliot

There are many victories worse than a defeat. — George Eliot

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. — George Eliot

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. — George Eliot

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. — George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. — George Eliot

It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them. — George Eliot

If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And counting find One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went- Then you may count that day well spent. — George Eliot

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music. — George Eliot

We hand folks over to God’s mercy, and show none ourselves. — George Eliot

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms. — George Eliot

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. — George Eliot

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. — George Eliot

Speech is but broken light upon the depth Of the unspoken. — George Eliot

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. — George Eliot

It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old. — George Eliot

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. — George Eliot

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. — George Eliot

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. — George Eliot

Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still. — George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. — George Eliot

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. — George Eliot

The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined. — George Eliot

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. — George Eliot

I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovaryisme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than Shakespeare. — George Eliot

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. — George Eliot

To judge wisely, we must know how things appear to the unwise. — George Eliot

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. — George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. — George Eliot

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. — George Eliot

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. — George Eliot

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. — George Eliot

Be courteous, be obliging, but don’t give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade. — George Eliot

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities. — George Eliot

There’s folks ‘ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i’ their boots. — George Eliot

The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth. — George Eliot

Best T. S. Eliot Quotes: The most famous quotes by T. S. Eliot

This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper. — T. S. Eliot

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers. — T. S. Eliot

Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind. — T. S. Eliot

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. — T. S. Eliot

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. — T. S. Eliot

I will show you fear in a handful of dust. — T. S. Eliot

So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good so far as we do evil or good, we are human and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing at least we exist. — T. S. Eliot

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion. — T. S. Eliot

Only those who will risk going too far Can possibly find out how far one can go. — T. S. Eliot

Immature poets imitate mature poets steal. — T. S. Eliot

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information — T. S. Eliot

And the wind shall say Here were decent godless people. Their only monument the asphalt road. And a thousand lost golf balls. — T. S. Eliot

The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates. — T. S. Eliot

Any religion…is for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion. — T. S. Eliot

We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in but its fitting in is a test of its value — a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity. — T. S. Eliot

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. — T. S. Eliot

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. — T. S. Eliot

Humankind cannot stand very much reality. — T. S. Eliot

The last temptation is the greatest treason to do the right deed for the wrong reason. — T. S. Eliot

Humor is also a way of saying something serious. — T. S. Eliot

Best Queen Elizabeth I Quotes: The most famous quotes by Queen Elizabeth I

All my possessions for a moment of time. — Queen Elizabeth I

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. — Queen Elizabeth I

Best Black Elk Quotes: The most famous quotes by Black Elk

Hear me, four quarters of the world – a relative I am Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds. — Black Elk

He was so narrow-minded he could see through a keyhole with two eyes. — Black Elk

Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential. — Black Elk

Best Professor Elledge Quotes: The most famous quotes by Professor Elledge

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. — Professor Elledge

Best Duke Ellington Quotes: The most famous quotes by Duke Ellington

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. — Duke Ellington

There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter. — Duke Ellington

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. — Duke Ellington

Best Austin Elliot Quotes: The most famous quotes by Austin Elliot

Whoever said Marriage is a 5-5 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language. — Austin Elliot

Best Henry Elliot Quotes: The most famous quotes by Henry Elliot

If its sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter. — Henry Elliot

Best Thomas Elliot Quotes: The most famous quotes by Thomas Elliot

It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state. — Thomas Elliot

Best Hugh Elliott Quotes: The most famous quotes by Hugh Elliott

If theres one thing I know its God does love a good joke. — Hugh Elliott

All people want is someone to listen. — Hugh Elliott

I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race. — Hugh Elliott

You can always tell youre in trouble when the good option involves a prosthetic leg. — Hugh Elliott

Personally I think birthdays and anniversaries are like menstrual cramps, a regular pain in the ass thats somehow connected to birth. — Hugh Elliott

When a miracle happens, even if not to you, its nature is to naturally expand. You can almost feel the warmth on your face. — Hugh Elliott

Miracles You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24 7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume – snap… crackle… this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world… — Hugh Elliott

Just because you love someone doesnt mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds. — Hugh Elliott

I have you and even if we never meet or ever see each other, we have left our thumbprints in the thick, moist clay of each others lives. — Hugh Elliott

Best Walter Elliott Quotes: The most famous quotes by Walter Elliott

Perseverance is not a long race it is many short races one after another. — Walter Elliott

Best Albert Ellis Quotes: The most famous quotes by Albert Ellis

The art of love … is largely the art of persistence. — Albert Ellis

Best Alice Thomas Ellis Quotes: The most famous quotes by Alice Thomas Ellis

There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters. — Alice Thomas Ellis

Best George Ellis Quotes: The most famous quotes by George Ellis

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. — George Ellis

Best Havelock Ellis Quotes: The most famous quotes by Havelock Ellis

The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place. — Havelock Ellis

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. — Havelock Ellis

What we call ‘Progress’ is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. — Havelock Ellis

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. — Havelock Ellis

Best Henry Havelock Ellis Quotes: The most famous quotes by Henry Havelock Ellis

Imagination is a poor substitute for experience. — Henry Havelock Ellis

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. — Henry Havelock Ellis

What we call ‘morals’ is simply blind obedience to words of command. — Henry Havelock Ellis

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself. — Henry Havelock Ellis

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. — Henry Havelock Ellis

Dreams are real while they last. Can we say more of life — Henry Havelock Ellis

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy. — Henry Havelock Ellis

Best W. T. Ellis Quotes: The most famous quotes by W. T. Ellis

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. — W. T. Ellis

Best Harlan Ellison Quotes: The most famous quotes by Harlan Ellison

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. — Harlan Ellison

On love I have no respect for anyone who says they’ve given up, or that they’re not looking or that they’re tired. That is to abrogate one’s responsibility as a human being. — Harlan Ellison

Best Philip Elmer-DeWitt Quotes: The most famous quotes by Philip Elmer-DeWitt

Some people make headlines while others make history. — Philip Elmer-DeWitt

Best Pat Elphinstone Quotes: The most famous quotes by Pat Elphinstone

The human brain is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it’s time to turn off the sound. — Pat Elphinstone

Best Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes: The most famous quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The years teach much which the days never knew. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All mankind love a lover. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are what their mothers made them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who has a thousand friendsHas not a friend to spare,While he who has one enemyShall meet him everywhere. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could some blunders and absurdities have 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. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Far or forgot to me is nearShadow and sunlight are the sameThe vanished gods to me appearAnd one to me are shame and fame.They reckon ill who leave me outWhen me they fly, I am the wingsI am the doubter and the doubt,And I the hymn the Brahmin sings. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man’s justice is another’s injustice one man’s beauty another’s ugliness one man’s wisdom another’s folly. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else and for everything you gain, you lose something. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see — not to eat, not for love, but only gliding. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce — Ralph Waldo Emerson

This world we live in is but thickened light. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To fill the hour-that is happiness. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skill to do comes of doing. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is related to all nature. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those books come down which deserve to last . All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such who are in the institution wish to get out and such as are out wish to get in. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never read a book that is not a year old. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a festival only to the wise. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The less government we have the better. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be and not seem. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is what can do without success. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the hardest thing in the world To think. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reliance on property is…the want of self-reliance. Men measure the esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is. But a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property…(Essays) — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions the surest poison is time. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

They say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a progress, and not a station. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble prosperity is full of friends. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. The more experiments yoiu make the better. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely . . . but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude . . . — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What greater pain could mortals have than this To see their children dead before their eyes — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man has his own vocation his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed there is no winter and no night all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,-all duties even. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the seed of action. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it is darkest, men see the stars. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every burned book or house enlightens the world every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution when the old and the new stand side by side…when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era This time…is a very good one… — Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love and you shall be loved. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

No facts are to me sacred none are profane I simply experiment, an endless seeker with no Past at my back. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call results are beginnings. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge exists to be imparted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession… Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the essence of God. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good intention clothes itself with power. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor 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

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In England every man you meet is some man’s son in America, he may be some man’s father. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spiritual force is stronger than material force thoughts rule the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down aspires and not despairs. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like to have a man’s knowledge comprehend more than one class of topics, one row of shelves. I like a man who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The education of the will is the object of our existence. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To be great is to be misunderstood. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fame is proof that people are gullible. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, denying them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Character is higher than intellect… A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the woods is perpetual youth. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men-that is genius. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to always think that I’d look back on us crying and laugh, but, I never thought I’d look back on us laughing and cry. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are all foreigners. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every hero becomes a bore at last. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every sweet has its sour every evil its good. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself never imitate… Every great man is unique. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love obey thy heart. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world belongs to the energetic. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tis the good reader that makes the good book. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do what we must, and call it by the best names. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you strike at a king, you must kill him. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man….such a man is a true gentleman. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we grow oldthe beauty steals inward. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man builds a fine house and now he has a master, and a task for life he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Best Nathaniel Emmons Quotes: The most famous quotes by Nathaniel Emmons

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. — Nathaniel Emmons

I could never think well of a man’s intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments. — Nathaniel Emmons

Just definitions either prevent or put an end to a dispute. — Nathaniel Emmons

Best Friedrich Engels Quotes: The most famous quotes by Friedrich Engels

The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another–no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. — Friedrich Engels

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. — Friedrich Engels

Best Paul Engle Quotes: The most famous quotes by Paul Engle

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise. — Paul Engle

Best Ted W. Engstrom Quotes: The most famous quotes by Ted W. Engstrom

We must expect to fail…but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process. — Ted W. Engstrom

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory. — Ted W. Engstrom

Best Ennius Quotes: The most famous quotes by Ennius

The idle mind knows not what it wants. — Ennius

Best Brian Eno Quotes: The most famous quotes by Brian Eno

I’m struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse. — Brian Eno

Best Nora Ephron Quotes: The most famous quotes by Nora Ephron

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy. — Nora Ephron

If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters. — Nora Ephron

Best Epicharmus Quotes: The most famous quotes by Epicharmus

Judgement, not passion should prevail. — Epicharmus

Best Epictetus Quotes: The most famous quotes by Epictetus

Only the educated are free. — Epictetus

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. — Epictetus

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. — Epictetus

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. — Epictetus

No man is free who is not master of himself. — Epictetus

A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings. — Epictetus

All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain. — Epictetus

Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life. — Epictetus

We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free. — Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. — Epictetus

Difficulties are things that show what men are. — Epictetus

Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and grateful mind. — Epictetus

Practise yourself, for heaven’s sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater. — Epictetus

To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable but everything reasonable may be supported. — Epictetus

Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle. — Epictetus

No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. — Epictetus

There are some things which men confess with ease, and others with difficulty. — Epictetus

In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it. — Epictetus

First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do. — Epictetus

Everything has two handles,–one by which it may be borne another by which it cannot. — Epictetus

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. — Epictetus

Man is troubled not by events, but by the meaning he gives them. — Epictetus

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. — Epictetus

Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. — Epictetus

Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale were I a swan, the part of a swan. — Epictetus

Appear to know only this,–never to fail nor fall. — Epictetus

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. — Epictetus

Know, first, who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly. — Epictetus

If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit give it nothing which may tend to its increase. — Epictetus

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. — Epictetus

Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee. — Epictetus

The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. — Epictetus

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. — Epictetus

If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself ‘I used to be angry every day then every other day now only every third or fourth day.’ When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods. — Epictetus

Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast. — Epictetus

When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing — Epictetus

What is the first business of one who practices philosophy To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows. — Epictetus

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