God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Conduct of Life"
A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Journals"
Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within sleep. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Essays, Second Series"
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Essays, First Series"
Some play at chess, some at cards, some at the Stock Exchange. I prefer to play at Cause and Effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson"
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Essays: First Series"
Alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine are weak dilutions. The surest poison is time. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Letters and Social Aims"
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Lectures and Biographical Sketches"
The imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Letters and Social Aims"
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Essays: First Series"