Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

The reward of a thing will done is to have done it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value ... we learn geology the morning after the earthquake.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true test of civilisation is not the census, not size of cities, but the kind of man that the country turns out.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Democracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson