quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone."

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"It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no."

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"I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son."

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"Flowers are the earth laughing."

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"In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes."

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"Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws."

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"Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power."

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"A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite."

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"A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye . . ."

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"Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference."

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