Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 25, 1803
Place of Birth
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
April 27, 1882 (aged 78)
American essayist, lecturer
Earth laughs in flowers to see her boastful boys Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet Clear of the grave.
In Proud Quotes
Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands. This can only be by his preferring truth to his past apprehension of truth; and his alert acceptance of it, from whatever quarter; the intrepid conviction that his laws, his relations to society, his Christianity, his world may at any time be superseded and decease.
In Fortitude Quotes
He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the first political party he meets — most likely his father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation; but he shuts the door of truth.
In Prejudice Quotes
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
In Selfish Quotes
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. Some minds are incapable of skepticism.
In Belief Quotes
People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.
In Wish Quotes
It is the soundness of the bones that ultimates itself in the peach- bloom complexion.
In Bloom Quotes
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
In Presence Quotes
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