The Garden of Hesperides

Epigrams
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.




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