Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 Apr 15, 2016
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
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.
Friday Jan 29, 2016
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.
Thursday Jan 21, 2016
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Thursday Jan 14, 2016
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
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.
Monday Nov 16, 2015
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Thursday Nov 12, 2015
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Thursday Aug 13, 2015
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Monday Jun 8, 2015
You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Thursday May 28, 2015
Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience.
Friday May 15, 2015
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Monday Dec 8, 2014
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Friday Nov 21, 2014
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Friday Dec 20, 2013
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.
Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.