Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One idea lights a thousand candles.

In nature every moment is new; the past is always swallowed and forgotten… Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit.

Eyes...They speak all languages.

God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.

Thought is all light, and publishes itself to the universe. It will speak, though you were dumb, by its own miraculous organ. It will flow out of your actions, your manners, and your face. It will bring you friendships. It will impledge you to truth by the love and expectation of generous minds.

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

It is one of those fables, which, out of an unknown antiquity, convey an unlooked-for wisdom, that the gods, in the beginning, divided Man into men, that he might be more helpful to himself; just as the hand was divided into fingers, the better to answer its end.

No mountain is of any appreciable height to break the curve of the sphere.

Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.

We do not believe our own thought; we must serve somebody; we must quote somebody; we dote on the old and the distant; we are tickled by great names; we import the religion of other nations; we quote their opinions; we cite their laws.

When they are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the solidest thing we know.

Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim.

Imagination is a very high sort of seeing.

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.