Five or Eleven Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
“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."
“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
“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.”
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
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