Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882

"To be misunderstood is to be great."

"Always Do What You Are Afraid To Do."

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

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.

Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.

alright if you can't tell, I can go on forever...
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1 comment:

brandUn DeShay said...

this dude is amazing. his quotes are up there with Muhammad Ali. ha Ali is serious too.

but i never knew he was so in touch. imma find some more bout him, hopefully he becomes a new inspiration.