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Quote: If we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of focus photography of chick on gray ground
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If we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

lIf we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none. If there is grandeur in you, you will find grandeur in porters and sweeps.


Quote: A great teacher makes hard things easy. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of empty pathway
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A great teacher makes hard things easy.


Quote: The advantage of riches remains with him who procured them, not with the heir. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of two adult golden retrievers
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The advantage of riches remains with him who procured them, not with the heir.


Quote: The first thing a great person does is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
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The first thing a great person does is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.


Quote: Astronomy taught us our insignificance in Nature. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of three people standing inside Big Ben building
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Astronomy taught us our insignificance in Nature.


Quote: The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses
 are still truly adjusted to each other. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug on wooden desk
Photo Credit: David Mao

The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses
are still truly adjusted to each other.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.


Quote: In a tavern everybody puts on airs except the landlord. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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In a tavern everybody puts on airs except the landlord.


Quote: A little fact is worth a whole limbo of dreams. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors
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A little fact is worth a whole limbo of dreams.


Quote: The highest compact we can make with our fellow is -
Let there be truth between us two forevermore. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and yellow butterfly
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The highest compact we can make with our fellow is -
Let there be truth between us two forevermore.


Quote: Neither is life long enough for friendship. That is a serious and majestic affair. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of selective focus of butterfly on flower
Photo Credit: Michele Bergami

Neither is life long enough for friendship. That is a serious and majestic affair.


Quote: The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eternal. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown rock formation
Photo Credit: Gautier Salles

The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eternal.


Quote: Practice radical humility. He (or she) who masters the art of humility cannot be humiliated. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Practice radical humility. He (or she) who masters the art of humility cannot be humiliated.


Quote: This knot of nature is so well tied that nobody was ever cunning enough to find the two ends. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
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This knot of nature is so well tied that nobody was ever cunning enough to find the two ends.


Quote: Consistency is the bugbear that frightens little minds. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
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Consistency is the bugbear that frightens little minds.


Quote: The ancient precept, Know thyself, and the modern precept, Study nature, become at last one maxim. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of two white flowers
Photo Credit: Louise Pilgaard

The ancient precept, Know thyself, and the modern precept, Study nature, become at last one maxim.


Quote: There is an intimate interdependence of intellect and morals. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black pug puppy
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

There is an intimate interdependence of intellect and morals.


Quote: Man exists for his own sake and not to add a laborer to the State. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Alexander Krivitskiy

Man exists for his own sake and not to add a laborer to the State.


Quote: The lord is the peasant that was,
The peasant is the lord that shall be. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
Photo Credit: adrian

The lord is the peasant that was,
The peasant is the lord that shall be.


Quote: The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy
Photo Credit: Damiano Baschiera

The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose.


Quote: God is Unity, but always works in variety. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of calm body of water and mountain
Photo Credit: Jake Fagan

God is Unity, but always works in variety.


Quote: A day is a miniature eternity. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of Peace sign logo neon signage
Photo Credit: Candice Seplow

A day is a miniature eternity.


Quote: In all my lectures, I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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In all my lectures, I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man.


Quote: Sugar is not so sweet to the palate as sound to the healthy ear. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset
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Sugar is not so sweet to the palate as sound to the healthy ear.


Quote: Black men built the railroads, not blue eyes. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Black men built the railroads, not blue eyes.


Quote: The last change in our point of view gives the whole world a pictorial air. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

The last change in our point of view gives the whole world a pictorial air.


Quote: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories and criticism. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person in white long sleeve shirt and black pants
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Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories and criticism.


Quote: Speak the affirmative; emphasize your choice by utter ignoring of all that you reject. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of short-fur brown cat
Photo Credit: Jonathan Cooper

Speak the affirmative; emphasize your choice by utter ignoring of all that you reject.


Quote: If you tax too high, the revenue will yield nothing. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black metal wheel on brown sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Robert Harkness

If you tax too high, the revenue will yield nothing.


Quote: It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime
Photo Credit: Jess Bailey

It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice.


Quote: It seems as if the day was not wholly profane in which we have given heed to some natural object. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt using brown and white rotary phone
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It seems as if the day was not wholly profane in which we have given heed to some natural object.


Quote: What is indispensable to inspiration? ...sound sleep and the provocation of a good book or a companion. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs
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What is indispensable to inspiration? ...sound sleep and the provocation of a good book or a companion.


Quote: An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of lights
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An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, monachism of the Hermit Anthony, the Reformation of Luther, Quakerism of Fox, Methodism of Wesley, abolition of Clarkson. Scipio, Milton called "the height of Rome;" and all history resolves itself easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons. Let a man, then, know his worth, and keep things under his feet.


Quote: No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of group of people inside the room in grayscale photo
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No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.


Quote: Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdom which cannot help itself. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of round Timex analog clock at 2:33
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Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdom which cannot help itself.


Quote: The basis of good manners is self-reliance. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of calm body of water and mountain
Photo Credit: Jake Fagan

The basis of good manners is self-reliance.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The basis of good manners is self-reliance. Necessity is the law of all who are not self-possessed.


Quote: No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of notebook on table
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it.


Quote: The masses have no habit of self-reliance or original action. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
Photo Credit: Andreea Swank

The masses have no habit of self-reliance or original action.


Quote: Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunflower
Photo Credit: Domenico Gentile

Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.


Quote: My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time
Photo Credit: Dino Reichmuth

My life is for itself and not for a spectacle.


Quote: Life is an ecstasy. Life is sweet as nitrous oxide. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of Russian blue cat wearing yellow sunglasses
Photo Credit: Raoul Droog

Life is an ecstasy. Life is sweet as nitrous oxide.


Quote: Stand guard at the portal of your mind. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man skiing on land
Photo Credit: Matthieu Pétiard

Stand guard at the portal of your mind.


Quote: For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person submerged on body of water holding sparkler
Photo Credit: Kristopher Roller

For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity.


Quote: Sitting back in the evening, stargazing and stroking your dog, is an infallible remedy. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of pink and green flower painting
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Sitting back in the evening, stargazing and stroking your dog, is an infallible remedy.


Quote: Nature is good, but intellect is better, as the law-giver is before the law-receiver. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain
Photo Credit: Elliott Engelmann

Nature is good, but intellect is better, as the law-giver is before the law-receiver.


Quote: Our thinking is a pious reception. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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Our thinking is a pious reception.


Quote: No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of photo of clear sky full of stars
Photo Credit: Timothée Duran

No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.


Quote: We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.


Quote: There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of white cat lying on white textile
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There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word.


There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress.


Quote: No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain
Photo Credit: Elliott Engelmann

No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it.


Quote: If you believe in the soul, do not clutch at sensual sweetness before it is ripe on the slow tree of cause and effect. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

If you believe in the soul, do not clutch at sensual sweetness before it is ripe on the slow tree of cause and effect.


Quote: It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting again. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
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It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting again.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Each is liable to panic, which is exactly, the terror of ignorance surrendered to the imagination. Knowledge is the encourager, knowledge that takes fear out of the heart, knowledge and use, which is knowledge in practice. They can conquer who believe they can. It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting again.


Quote: Writing should be the settlement of dew on the leaf. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing during sunset
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Writing should be the settlement of dew on the leaf.


Quote: Foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of small minds! by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of couple kissing during sunset
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Foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of small minds!


Quote: The need for a rational consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person catching light bulb
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The need for a rational consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.


Quote: Man sheds grief as his skin sheds rain. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
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Man sheds grief as his skin sheds rain.


Quote: As picture teaches the colouring, so sculpture the anatomy of form. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

As picture teaches the colouring, so sculpture the anatomy of form.


We live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well on them.


Quote: Everything is beautiful seen from the point of the intellect, or as truth. But all is sour if seen as experience. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of married couple walking in field wallpaper
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Everything is beautiful seen from the point of the intellect, or as truth. But all is sour if seen as experience.


Quote: The babe in arms is a channel through which the energies we call fate, love, and reason visibly stream. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of laughing woman photo
Photo Credit: Kim Carpenter

The babe in arms is a channel through which the energies we call fate, love, and reason visibly stream.


Quote: The most tedious of all discourses are on the subject of the Supreme Being. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of turned off MacBook Pro beside white ceramic mug filled with coffee
Photo Credit: Lauren Mancke

The most tedious of all discourses are on the subject of the Supreme Being.


Quote: The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of yellow flower field under clear sky
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force.


Quote: There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrate to some stroke of the imagination. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of assorted-color kittens
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There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrate to some stroke of the imagination.


Quote: A true man belongs to no other time or place, but is the center of things. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of smiling couple
Photo Credit: Joe Hepburn

A true man belongs to no other time or place, but is the center of things.


Quote: All vigor is contagious. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and brown hair brush
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

All vigor is contagious.


Quote: The religions we call false were once true. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors
Photo Credit: Jim Flores

The religions we call false were once true.


Quote: The multitude of false churches accredits the true religion. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime
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The multitude of false churches accredits the true religion.


Quote: Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and gray floral textile
Photo Credit: Adrien Olichon

Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands.


Quote: Never utter the truism but live it among men. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red and white heart balloons
Photo Credit: Christopher Beloch

Never utter the truism but live it among men.


Quote: That which shows God in me, fortifies me. That which shows God out of me, makes me a wart and a wen. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of tiger swallowtail butterfly perched on yellow flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

That which shows God in me, fortifies me. That which shows God out of me, makes me a wart and a wen.


Quote: The soul lets no man go without some visitations and holy-days of a diviner presence. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of low-angle photo of white daisy
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

The soul lets no man go without some visitations and holy-days of a diviner presence.


Quote: The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: Stanislav Rozhkov

The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.


Quote: The reliance on authority measures the decline of religion, the withdrawal of the soul. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman in striped shirt sitting on bed while writing
Photo Credit: Kinga Cichewicz

The reliance on authority measures the decline of religion, the withdrawal of the soul.


Quote: The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of men walking on road
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The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.


Quote: All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green mountain ]
Photo Credit: Adrian Dascal

All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.


Quote: Drudgery, calamity, exasperation, want, are instructors in eloquence and wisdom. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person writing on white paper
Photo Credit: Eugene Chystiakov

Drudgery, calamity, exasperation, want, are instructors in eloquence and wisdom.


Quote: There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and white corgi puppy
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There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.


Quote: A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engraffed with a foreign stock. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red heart wall décor
Photo Credit: Nicola Fioravanti

A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engraffed with a foreign stock.


Quote: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of white flower with black background
Photo Credit: Nataliya Solomakha

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.


Quote: Not the sun or summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of women's black and pink monokini
Photo Credit: Darius Bashar

Not the sun or summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Not the sun or the summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight; for every hour and change corresponds to and authorizes a different state of the mind, from breathless noon to grimmest midnight.


Quote: Style is only the frame to hold your thoughts. It is like the sash of a window; if heavy, it will obscure the light. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

Style is only the frame to hold your thoughts. It is like the sash of a window; if heavy, it will obscure the light.


Quote: Knowledge is the antidote to fear. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of bird at pier
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Knowledge is the antidote to fear.


Quote: That man is idle who can do something better. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green lizard
Photo Credit: Mark Stoop

That man is idle who can do something better.


Quote: It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunflower
Photo Credit: Domenico Gentile

It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it.


Quote: I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brass quilt pen
Photo Credit: Art Lasovsky

I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.


Quote: Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train
Photo Credit: Erin Agius

Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares.


Quote: Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
Photo Credit: Max Baskakov

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

lPassion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. Any absorbing passion has the effect to deliver from the little coils and cares of every day: 'tis the heat which sets our human atoms spinning, overcomes the friction of crossing thresholds, and first addresses in society, and gives us a good start and speed, easy to continue, when once it is begun.


Quote: It is a luxury to be understood. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset
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It is a luxury to be understood.


Quote: Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of grass under moonlight
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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.


Quote: Repose and cheerfulness is the badge of the gentleman; repose in energy. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of purple and black skies
Photo Credit: Mathew Schwartz

Repose and cheerfulness is the badge of the gentleman; repose in energy.


Quote: When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of leafless tree
Photo Credit: Luke Richardson

When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.


Quote: Every man contemplates an angel in his future self. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding yellow petaled flower
Photo Credit: Kawin Harasai

Every man contemplates an angel in his future self.


Quote: Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men or they are no better than dreams. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of mountains covered with fog
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Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men or they are no better than dreams.


Quote: Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue and white butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Erik Karits

Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.


Quote: When duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown metal machine on gray concrete wall near sea during daytime
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When duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can.


Quote: It is very hard to be simple enough to be good. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of 3 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime
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It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.


Quote: Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.


Quote: Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a deep presentiment of the powers of science. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of brown cat
Photo Credit: James Sutton

Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a deep presentiment of the powers of science.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a deep presentiment of the powers of science. The shoes of swiftness, the sword of sharpness, the power of subduing the elements, of using the secret virtues of minerals, of understanding the voices of birds, are the obscure efforts of the mind in a right direction.


Quote: Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time
Photo Credit: Dino Reichmuth

Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.


Quote: The best picture makes us say, I am a painter also. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunflower field under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

The best picture makes us say, I am a painter also.


Quote: The river knows the way to the sea:
Without a pilot it runs and falls,
Blessing all lands with its charity. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red and pink flowers
Photo Credit: Lisa Verena Pape

The river knows the way to the sea:
Without a pilot it runs and falls,
Blessing all lands with its charity.


Quote: To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.


Quote: To the illuminated mind the whole world sparkles with light. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of water droplets on green leaf
Photo Credit: Scott Webb

To the illuminated mind the whole world sparkles with light.


Quote: The great will not condescend to take anything seriously. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments
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The great will not condescend to take anything seriously.


Quote: When the spirit is not master of the world, then it is its dupe. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman sitting on tree trunk with man holding on branch near sea under white clouds during daytime
Photo Credit: Tiraya Adam

When the spirit is not master of the world, then it is its dupe.


Quote: Self trust is the essence of heroism. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of 100 US Dollar banknote
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Self trust is the essence of heroism.


Quote: The heroic soul does not sell its justice and its nobleness. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of coffee latte near white wireless keyboard and Apple EarPods on the table photography
Photo Credit: Lukas Blazek

The heroic soul does not sell its justice and its nobleness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The heroic soul does not sell its justice and its nobleness. It does not ask to dine nicely and to sleep warm. The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough. Poverty is its ornament. It does not need plenty, and can very well abide its loss.


Quote: Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man holding brown violin
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Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.


Quote: When a man says to me, I have the intensest love of nature, at once I know that he has none. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of kissing man and woman
Photo Credit: Dylan Sauerwein

When a man says to me, I have the intensest love of nature, at once I know that he has none.


Quote: The walking of Man is falling forwards. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of boy and girl playing on three tree log
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

The walking of Man is falling forwards.


Quote: Great men do not content us. It is their solitude, not their force, that makes them conspicuous. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Alice Mourou

Great men do not content us. It is their solitude, not their force, that makes them conspicuous.


Quote: All great successes are the triumph of persistence. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of gray and white tabby cat with white background
Photo Credit: Mikhail Vasilyev

All great successes are the triumph of persistence.


Quote: One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black bird flying on white background
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One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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 in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.


Quote: Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman singing on stage
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Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.


Wherever work is done, victory is attained.


Quote: Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and pants jumping on white rock
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Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.


Quote: The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman holding hands under the sun
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The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral.


Quote: A man's library is a sort of harem. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of business newspaper wallpaper
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A man's library is a sort of harem.


Quote: Guard your own spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of watch on wrist wallpaper
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Guard your own spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds.


Quote: The surest poison is time. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man operating laptop on top of table
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The surest poison is time.


A beautiful soul always dwells in a beautiful world.


Quote: The greatest man in history was the poorest. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of stacked round gold-colored coins on white surface
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The greatest man in history was the poorest.


Quote: The secret is the answer to all that has been, all that is, and all that will ever be. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and silver laptop computer
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The secret is the answer to all that has been, all that is, and all that will ever be.


Quote: He only is rich who owns the day. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown long coated small dog
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He only is rich who owns the day.


Quote: It does not hurt weak eyes to look into beautiful eyes never so long. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of white tulips in white background
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It does not hurt weak eyes to look into beautiful eyes never so long.


Quote: Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brass quilt pen
Photo Credit: Art Lasovsky

Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.


Quote: Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Xuan Nguyen

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.


Quote: Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers
Photo Credit: James Wainscoat

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.


Quote: Love not the flower they pluck and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown leaf tree facing the lake
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Love not the flower they pluck and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names.


Quote: Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue sky
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Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Our chief want in life, is, someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him we are easily great.


Quote: How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of close up shot of white flower
Photo Credit: Christian Widell

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!


Quote: Dream delivers us to dream and there is no end to illusion. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of Rolls Royce car emblem wallpaper
Photo Credit: Matheus Bardemaker

Dream delivers us to dream and there is no end to illusion.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue.


Quote: Your goodness must have some edge to it -- else it is none. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person forming heart with their hands
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

Your goodness must have some edge to it -- else it is none.


Quote: I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
Photo Credit: Andreea Swank

I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old. I have heard that whenever the name of man is spoken, the doctrine of immortality is announced; it cleaves to his constitution. The mode of it baffles our wit, and no whisper comes to us from the other side. But the inference from the working of intellect, hiving knowledge, hiving skill,--at the end of life just ready to be born,--affirms the inspirations of affection and of the moral sentiment.


Quote: Life is short but there is always time for courtesy. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on top of gray rock at beach
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.


Quote: You cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars
Photo Credit: Joshua Earle

You cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.


Quote: Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in glass vase
Photo Credit: Cath Smith

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.


Quote: Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief in denying them. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing each other
Photo Credit: Zou Meng

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief in denying them.


Quote: The power of a man increases steadily by continuing in one direction. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly on pink flower
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

The power of a man increases steadily by continuing in one direction.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The power of a man increases steadily by continuance in one direction. He becomes acquainted with the resistances and with his own tools; increases his skill and strength and learns the favorable moments and favorable accidents.


Quote: One idea lights a thousand candles. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person wearing brown and white watch
Photo Credit: Brad Neathery

One idea lights a thousand candles.


Quote: Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black leaf in close up photography
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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 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.


Quote: Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and grey tabby cat
Photo Credit: Laura Chouette

Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is too dear with its hopes and invitations to waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays.


Quote: He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of adult chocolate Labrador retriever
Photo Credit: James Barker

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.


Quote: Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person submerged on body of water holding sparkler
Photo Credit: Kristopher Roller

Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.


The only prudence in life is concentration.


Quote: History is the action and reaction of these two, nature and thought. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

History is the action and reaction of these two, nature and thought.


Quote: When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on flower
Photo Credit: Daniel Klein

When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.


Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.


Quote: Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue sky with stars during night time
Photo Credit: Arthur Volkers

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.


Quote: Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on showing blue screen
Photo Credit: Mohammad Rahmani

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.


Quote: The only thing grief has taught me is to know how shallow it is. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Anandu Vinod

The only thing grief has taught me is to know how shallow it is.


Quote: His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man playing soccer during daytime
Photo Credit: Sven Kucinic

His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.


Quote: We wake from one dream into another dream. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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We wake from one dream into another dream.


Quote: It's the not the destination, it's the journey. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of grass under moonlight
Photo Credit: Alexandra Vozvyshaeva

It's the not the destination, it's the journey.


Quote: There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown houses in front of hill under starry night
Photo Credit: Alan Labisch

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.


Quote: Tis the good reader that makes the good book. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

Tis the good reader that makes the good book.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.


Quote: Money often costs too much. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of body of water near trees
Photo Credit: Paul Gilmore

Money often costs too much.


Quote: In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and white bird on seashore
Photo Credit: Albert Amor

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.


Quote: Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of photo of brown parquet
Photo Credit: Luca Rüegg

Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.


Quote: Scatter joy! by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of man and woman on cliff
Photo Credit: Alex Iby

Scatter joy!


Quote: God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red surface
Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. Always, always, always, always, always do what you are afraid to do. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.


Quote: The Artist always has the masters in his eyes. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
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The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.


Quote: Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of The Muppets Kermit plush toy on gray sofa
Photo Credit: Marcela Rogante

Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.


Quote: The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of snow covered brown mountain
Photo Credit: Martin Jernberg

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.


Quote: The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green plants beside brown wooden door
Photo Credit: Pedro Ramos

The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear.


Quote: Be good to your work, your word, and your friend. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.


Quote: Of all the ways to lose a person, death is the kindest. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman in black and white floral dress sitting on red car hood during daytime
Photo Credit: Karsten Winegeart

Of all the ways to lose a person, death is the kindest.


Quote: Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and tan german shepherd running on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Reba Spike

Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.


Quote: When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of yellow petaled flower screenshot
Photo Credit: Yoksel Œ¿ Zok

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.


Quote: It is not the length of life, but the depth. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of 100 us dollar bill
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

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


Quote: Be brave enough to do the loving thing. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain under starry night
Photo Credit: Ave Calvar

Be brave enough to do the loving thing.


Quote: It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red and gold shotgun shells
Photo Credit: David Levêque

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.


Quote: Knowledge is the only elegance. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green and white ceramic figurine
Photo Credit: Mathieu Stern

Knowledge is the only elegance.


Quote: Difficulties exist to be surmounted. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on ground with bonfire during daytime
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Difficulties exist to be surmounted.


Quote: If you would lift me up, you've got to be on higher ground. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green and blue chevron textile
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

If you would lift me up, you've got to be on higher ground.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you would lift me you must be on higher ground. If you would liberate me you must be free. If you would correct my false view of facts, — hold up to me the same facts in the true order of thought, and I cannot go back from the new conviction.


Quote: Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black and white computer keyboard
Photo Credit: Quinton Coetzee

Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.


Quote: People say law but they mean wealth. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

People say law but they mean wealth.


Quote: Eyes...They speak all languages. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of business newspaper wallpaper
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Eyes...They speak all languages.


Quote: The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of coffee latte near white wireless keyboard and Apple EarPods on the table photography
Photo Credit: Lukas Blazek

The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to.


Quote: The exceptional life depends not on working harder, but on different, even opposite, actions from habit and the crowd. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Serge van Neck

The exceptional life depends not on working harder, but on different, even opposite, actions from habit and the crowd.


Quote: A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of A view of the night showing stars
Photo Credit: Adelin Preda

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.


Quote: The world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset
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The world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists.


Quote: What a new face courage puts on everything! by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Francesco Salandin

What a new face courage puts on everything!


Quote: A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
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A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back.


Quote: A man becomes what he thinks about most of the time. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog
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A man becomes what he thinks about most of the time.


Quote: The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of computer coding screengrab
Photo Credit: Markus Spiske

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.


Quote: Meet your failure nobly, and it will not differ from success. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
Photo Credit: Andreea Swank

Meet your failure nobly, and it will not differ from success.


Quote: Lose yourself in nature and find peace. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
Photo Credit: Bryan Hanson

Lose yourself in nature and find peace.


Quote: Why should the way I feel depend on the thoughts in someone else's head? by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
Photo Credit: Jiroe

Why should the way I feel depend on the thoughts in someone else's head?


Quote: We don't grow old. When we cease to grow, we become old. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shorebird on pier
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We don't grow old. When we cease to grow, we become old.


Quote: A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of gray elephant
Photo Credit: Eric Heininger

A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.


Quote: The years in your life
are less important
than the life in your years. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

The years in your life
are less important
than the life in your years.


Quote: Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of short-fur brown cat
Photo Credit: Jonathan Cooper

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.


Quote: Continual failure is a road to success -- if you have the strength to go on. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blooming yellow sunflower field
Photo Credit: Timothy Eberly

Continual failure is a road to success -- if you have the strength to go on.


Quote: Men lose their tempers in defending their taste. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
Photo Credit: Alexander Andrews

Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.


Quote: Of cheerfulness, or a good temper -- the more it is spent, the more of it remains. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red stain on white wall
Photo Credit: Etienne Girardet

Of cheerfulness, or a good temper -- the more it is spent, the more of it remains.


Quote: Nature tells every secret once. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
Photo Credit: Reward Jr Juliano

Nature tells every secret once.


Quote: Let a man then know his worth and keep things under his feet. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of green leaves
Photo Credit: karl muscat

Let a man then know his worth and keep things under his feet.


Quote: Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.


Quote: Fear always springs from ignorance. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of white and black short coat medium sized dog
Photo Credit: Sonya Brady

Fear always springs from ignorance.


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