The Garden of Hesperides
Philosophy, Wisdom, Wit, and Advice -- all in one line
A Selection of Epigrams from Emerson's Writings
- To be great is to be misunderstood.
- For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure.
- If you would lift me you must be on higher ground.
- Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- The greatest man in history was the poorest.
- The powers of the soul are commensurate with its needs.
- Have the courage not to adopt another's courage.
- Every spirit makes its house, but afterwards the house confines the spirit.
- Men live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they can never enter, and with their hand on the doorlatch they die outside.
- We are taught by great actions that the universe is the property of every individual in it.
- Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.