Imagination is a very high sort of seeing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


Imagination is a very high sort of seeing. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up and not down aspires and not despairs.

Beauty without expression is boring.

I have no expectation that any man will read history aright who thinks that what was done in a remote age, by men whose names have resounded far, has any deeper sense than what he is doing today.

We are always getting ready to live, but never living.

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.

Every really able man, in whatever direction he work,—a man of large affairs, an inventor, a statesman, an orator, a poet, a painter,—if you talk sincerely with him, considers his work, however much admired, as far short of what it should be.

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.

The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education.

Happy is the house that shelters a friend.

They say the cows laid out Boston. Well there are worse surveyors.

We talk of choosing our friends, but our friends are self-elected.

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.

Without electricity, the air would rot.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.