Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors seem ridiculous. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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