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A friend is one before whom I can think aloud. ...
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity,
but in being uninteresting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give a boy address and accomplishments
and you give him the mastery
of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every mind must make its choice
between truth and repose.
It cannot have both.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature hates calculators.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

A great man is always willing to be little.
- 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

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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