Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

To be great is to be misunderstood.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

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


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

A great man is always willing to be little.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Good men must not obey the laws too well.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

896

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