Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monday Jun 26, 2023
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Tuesday Jun 20, 2023
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Monday Nov 14, 2022
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Monday Oct 24, 2022
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Monday Oct 17, 2022
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Thursday Oct 6, 2022
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
Thursday May 19, 2022
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Friday Apr 1, 2022
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Tuesday Mar 15, 2022
When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.
Thursday Feb 24, 2022
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Thursday Feb 17, 2022
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
Monday Dec 20, 2021
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Thursday Dec 2, 2021
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Tuesday Nov 9, 2021
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Tuesday Jul 13, 2021
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Thursday May 20, 2021
Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Monday Apr 26, 2021
Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience.
Tuesday Apr 13, 2021
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Friday Apr 9, 2021
You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Wednesday Mar 24, 2021
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Monday Mar 2, 2020
Every man I meet is my superior in some way and In that I learn from him.
Wednesday Aug 7, 2019
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Tuesday Apr 9, 2019
Sorrow looks back,
Worry looks around,
Faith looks up.
Monday Feb 18, 2019
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
Friday Apr 27, 2018
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Friday Feb 16, 2018
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Wednesday Jan 10, 2018
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Wednesday Dec 6, 2017
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Wednesday Nov 1, 2017
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Wednesday Mar 29, 2017
Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
Monday Jan 30, 2017
Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.
Tuesday Jan 24, 2017
Make the most of yourself....
for that is all there is of you.
Friday Feb 5, 2016
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Thursday Jan 21, 2016
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Thursday Dec 17, 2015
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.