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

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

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Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

 

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the shadows of life are caused
by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Reality is a sliding door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We see God face to face every hour,
and know the savor of Nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- 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.
What if they are a little coarse,
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 speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- 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

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- 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


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