"A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Ralph Waldo Emerson on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Ralph Waldo Emerson on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Dalai Lama
"All diseases run into one, old age."
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
"Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Every artist was first an amateur."