I first started reading Ralph Waldo Emerson in college. His essays and speeches always spoke to me and have make me appreciate myself and the world around me. I’ve rounded up 15 of my favorite R.W.E. quotes here to inspire you.

To read the entire collected works of R.W.E.: visit RWE.org.

To learn more about R.W.E., check out this bio.

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename79“Write it your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename76“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename72“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename61“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename70“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename50“A great man is always willing to be little.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename47“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename44“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename38“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename28“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename27“Every artist was first an amateur.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename25“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename11“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename10“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.”

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename95“To be great is to be misunderstood.”


Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

Founder/Chief Marketing Consultant at Six Stories
Kelsey Jones helps clients around the world grow their social media, content, and search marketing presence. She enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
Kelsey Jones
Kelsey Jones