“I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching” (Emerson, Self-Reliance).
“Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind” (Emerson, Self-Reliance).
“Money often costs too much” (Emerson, The Conduct of Life, chapter 3).
“Only the great generalizations survive” (RW Emerson, lecture on Books, 1864).