There is no one who does not exaggerate. In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk to much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

We walk alone in the world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.

Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.

Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened.

Why all this deference to Alfred, and Scanderbeg, and Gustavus? Suppose they were virtuous; did they wear out virtue?

If you would lift me you must be on higher ground. If you would liberate me you must be free. If you would correct my false view of facts, — hold up to me the same facts in the true order of thought, and I cannot go back from the new conviction.

When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, your're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.

The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October, who ever could clutch it?

As to methods, there may be a million and then some. But principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods.

A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engrafted with a foreign stock.

Love, and you shall be loved.

To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.

Grow angry slowly – there's plenty of time.

There can be no excess to love; none to knowledge; none to beauty, when these attributes are considered in the purest sense.

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.