Ralph Waldo Emerson: Eternal public

‘The effect of any writing on the public mind is mathematically measurable by its depth of thought…If it awaken you to think, if it lift you from your feet with a great voice of eloquence, then the effect is to be wide, slow, permanent, over the minds of men; if the pages instruct you not, they will die like flies in the hour. The way to speak and write what shall not go out of fashion is, to speak and write sincerely. The argument which has not power to reach my own practice, I may well doubt, will fail to reach yours. But take Sidney’s maxim:–“Look in thy heart, and write.” He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.’

—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: To have succeded

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded.”

—-Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Burning books

Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882).

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Amos Bronson Alcott: Thought

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English: Photograph of American educator and philosopher Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888). From the NYPL Digital Gallery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. ”

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Angry minute

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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Persecution and not…

 

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Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882).

 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Excess wisdom

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Books18)

“The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edward B Butler: Enthusiasm

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Portrait of Edward Burgess Butler, looking slightly to the left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. ”
—Edward B Butler.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: How and why

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ambrose Pierce: Patience

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Patience (Peter Hammill album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. ”
—Ambrose Pierce.

Jose Ortega y Gasset: Living

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Jose Ortega y Gasset. Numerary professor of Psychology, Logic and Ethics at the Escuela Superior del Magisterio de Madrid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We cannot put off living until we are ready. ”
Jose Ortega y Gasset.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Better mousetrap

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Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson