By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
Tag: 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
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
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 well and serenely…
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.