Power and speed be hands and feet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


Power and speed be hands and feet. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some suggestions for you :

What lies behind you and what lies infront of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things.

Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

That which we object to in others is often experiment for ourselves.

There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.

Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade. Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world. I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is not an apology, but a life.

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown.

All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle...is another riddle.

All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves.

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.