"Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Ralph Waldo Emerson on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Winston Churchill
"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."