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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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SummaryRalph Waldo Emerson (born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., died in Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.) was a famous Philosopher from USA, who lived between May 25, 1803 and April 27, 1882. He became 78 years old.
BiographyEmerson was educated at Harvard University (1821), where he also worked as a waiter and assistant teacher, and was then rector of his brother's school in a short period. Like his father (died 1810) he trained as a priest in the local Unitarian Church, but resigned in protest in 1832. His later statement that Jesus is not God, caused consternation and atheism, condemned in 1838. Around 1880, however, was part of the church's philosophy in favor of some of Emerson's ideas.
His trip to Europe is described in the book English Traits (1856), and resulted in the meeting including John Stuart Mill. In 1835 he established himself in Concord, married Lydia Jackson and established The Transcendental Club, with Henry David Thoreau and others (1836). This philosophy of circuit published journal The Dial (1840 -), where Emerson's first essay, Nature was printed anonymously.
The poems and Threnody Experiense expressed grief at her son's death. Writings and the well-attended lectures were perceived as enthusiastic, but difficult to access.
Little of Emerson's poetry have been translated into Norwegian, but the simple poetry of Sigmund Skard be found in the literature under new stars and Framande poems from four thousand years.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 205 quotes who is written / told by Ralph, under the main topics: Motivational, Beauty, Age, Art, Friendship.
Related authors: John Stuart Mill, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson
Famous quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson (205)
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities"
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization"
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"
"Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none"
"People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else"
"The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself"
"The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye"
"Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well"
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles"
"Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense"
"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character"
"People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know"
"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding"
"Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant"
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail"
"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be"
"All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen"
"A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles"
"A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace"
"A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes"
"A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams"
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer"
"A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before"
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines"
"A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us"
"Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both"
"Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated"
"Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors"
"Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well"
"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved"
"Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding"
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment"
"Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about"
"Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused"
"As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way"
"Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural"
"One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing"
"Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one"
"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"
"It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.'"
"It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports"
"It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay"
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them"
"It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself"
"It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all"
"It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances"
"In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs"
"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life"
"Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never"
"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world"
"Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events"
"Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence"
"Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff"
"Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant"
"Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France"
"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect"
"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare"
"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching"
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind"
"Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side"
"The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers"
"I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons"
"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else"
"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great"
"Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think"
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late"
"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now"
"Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change"
"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body"
"We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more"
"We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse"
"We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state"
"We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases"
"The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough"
"Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified"
"There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly"
"If a man can... make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door"
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world"
"Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons"
"Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold"
"I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women"
"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed"
"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you"
"Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich"
"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door"
"Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes"
"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it"
"There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep"
"There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere"
"There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount"
"The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting"
"The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood"
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss"
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not"
"The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit"
"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet"
"The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence"
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"