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  • #1
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #2
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #3
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #4
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #5
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #6
    Oliver Goldsmith
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
    Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

  • #7
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #8
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #9
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #10
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #11
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #12
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #13
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #14
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #15
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #16
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #17
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #18
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #19
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series

  • #20
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #21
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #22
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #23
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #24
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

  • #25
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Some books leave us free and some books make us free.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #26
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #27
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #28
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “You become what you think about all day long.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #29
    Helen Keller
    “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
    Helen Keller

  • #30
    Helen Keller
    “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
    Helen Keller



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