Best Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Top 10)

  1. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
  2. For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
  3. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
  4. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
  5. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
  6. Always do what you are afraid to do.
  7. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  8. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
  9. What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
  10. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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