Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882) American poet and essayist who was greatly influenced by the 19th century German philosophers, particularly Schelling, and by Romantics like Wordsworth and Coleridge. He was a leading member, along with Henry David Thoreau>, of the so-called American (or New England) transcendentalist movement, a group of writers and philosophers, who believed in pantheism and mysticism and embraced the ideas of simple living.
Alle store talere begyndte som dårlige talere. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
At være stor er at blive misforstået. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Beløningen for noget, der er gjort godt, er at have gjort det. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
De virkelige og varige sejre er fredens og ikke krigens. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Den bedste overenskomst, man kan træffe med et andet menneske, er: "Der skal i al fremtid være sandhed mellem os". Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Den, som tager fejl, er lettere at overbevise end den, som delvis har ret. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er altid meget fornøjeligt at være generøs, men meget kedeligt at betale regningen. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er den gode læser, som gør den gode bog. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er ren luksus at blive forstået. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Dydens eneste beløning er dyden; den eneste måde at få venner på er at være en. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Dårlige tider har videnskabelig værdi - vi lærer geologi efter et jordskælv. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
En ven kan meget vel anses for et af naturens undere. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Enhver helt bliver en plage til sidst. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Enhver revolution begynder som en tanke i et meneskes hjerne. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
For den beslutsomme er der tid og lejlighed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Gå ofte til din vens hus, for ukrudt kvæler den ubenyttede vej. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Himlen er det daglige brød for vores øjne. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvad der ligger foran os og hvad der ligger bag os, er for intet at regne mod det, der ligger indeni os. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvad mange af os mest af alt behøver, er nogen, som får os til at gøre det, vi kan. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hægt din vogn fast til en stjerne. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Intet stort er nogensinde skabt uden entusiasme. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jo mindre regering vi har, jo bedre. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jo oftere han talte om sin ærlighed, desto oftere talte vi sølvskeerne. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kan nogen erindre en tid, da tiderne ikke var hårde og pengene ikke små. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Koncentration er den hemmelige styrke i al politik, krig, handel - i korthed - i al ledelse af menneskelige aktiviteter Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kunsten er en jaloux elskerinde. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Livet er et eksperiment. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Læs aldring en bog, som ikke er et år gammel. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Menneskers samtale er en blanding af beklagelser og bange anelser. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Menneskets øjne afslører lige så meget som menneskets tale, men med den fordel, at øjets sprog er universelt og ikke forudsætter brugen af en ordbog. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mænd er, hvad deres mødre gjorde dem. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Når en glad person træder ind i rummet, føles det, som om endnu et lys er blevet tændt. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Penge koster ofte for meget. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sandheden er smuk. Og uden tvivl er løgnene det også. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Selvsikkerhed er den første hemmelighed bag succes. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Smukhed uden ynde er som en krog uden madding. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vi koger ved forskellige temperaturer Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vrede er den kraftfulde indre kraft, som blæser fornuftens lys ud. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A nation never falls but by suicide. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All life is an experiment. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Always do what you are afraid to do. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Be and not seem. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Character is what can do without success. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Conversation is an art in which man has all mankind for competitors. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every burned book enlightens the world. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every hero becomes a bore at last. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every man contemplates an angel in his future self. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every man I meet is in some way my superior. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fame is proof that people are gullible. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
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, you shall begin it well and serenely... Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
For every minute you are angry you loose 60 seconds of happiness. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
God evidently does not intend us all to be rich, or powerful, or great, but He does intend us all to be friends. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He who has a thousand friends
Has not a friend to spare,
While he who has one enemy
Shall meet him everywhere Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hitch your wagon to a star.. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. , The Portable Life   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around you own. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is not length of life, but depth of life. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Life is a progress, and not a station. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Make yourself necessary to somebody. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men are what their mothers made them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Money often costs too much. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Most of the shadows of life are caused by our standing in our ownsunshine. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Never read a book that is not a year old. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Our best thoughts come from others. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with the bad. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
People only see what they are prepared to see. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Shallow men believe in luck. , Conduct of Life   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Some will always be above others. Destroy the equality today, and it will appear again tomorrow. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within. , The Method of Nature (1841)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
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 they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The greatest homage to truth is to use it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The less government we have the better Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one , Friendship   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The only way to have a friend is to be one Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The years teach much which the days never knew Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
They say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To laugh often and much; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, to know one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions; the surest poison is time Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We aim above the mark to hit the mark Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We are always getting ready to live but never living Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting the best property of all friends? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
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. To map out a course of action and follow it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a m Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

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