Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 25, 1803
Place of Birth
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
April 27, 1882 (aged 78)
American essayist, lecturer
People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.
In Wish Quotes
We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
In Dependence Quotes
Line in nature is not found; Unit and universe are round; In vain produced, all rays return; Evil will bless, and ice will burn.
In Vain Quotes
When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits... he has gained facts, learned his ignorance, is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill.
In Moderation Quotes
It is the soundness of the bones that ultimates itself in the peach- bloom complexion.
In Bloom 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the intrepid conviction that his laws, his relations to society, his Christianity, his world may at any time be superseded and decease.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
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. Some minds are incapable of skepticism.
In Belief Quotes
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