Emerson Enlightens

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, May 25, is the great, the amazing, the wonderful Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birthday—he was born in 1803. Some of his words of wisdom to light our writing path:

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”

“For everything you have missed, you gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life…. Always do what you are afraid to do.”

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not….Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

“Hitch your wagon to a star.”

May some of these wise words strike a chord in your heart! And now, refreshed and emboldened, let’s all write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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