Thursday, November 6, 2008

Things Ralph Waldo Emerson Said

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

"The ancestor of every action is a thought."

"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."


"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."

I think I would have liked him.

10 comments:

storypeople said...

Just checking in to see how your recovery's going. Or coming. (We get all mixed up with directions.) We're guessing you're healing perfectly beautifully, because really, what else could someone like you do?

CarolynLBoyd said...

I love Ralph Waldo Emerson, too. He was not only a brilliant and original thinker, but a truly caring human being, from the stories about him I have heard. Thank you for posting these quotes!

Bolted Books Press said...

Beautiful blog! Awesome Mandalas! I have to tell you that a) I just stumbled onto your site by accident, b) I work for Brian Andreas, c) I had nothing to do with, nor any knowledge of, the above StoryPeople comment, d) I am a mandala artist who put his favorite mandalic creation on the cover of his book (see fuelforflames.com), and e) the first passage in the book is an Emerson quote.

So, to sum it up, it was very, umm, EXTREMELY cool and amusing to suddenly find myself HERE! Take care and keep it up...

Laura Hegfield said...

gorgeous! I noticed you stopped by my blog several months ago, sorry it took so long to get to your blog...my life has been complicated. Please stop by again...I have recently started blogging again and am adding your blogs as links to mine...hope you will do the same for me.
Namaste,
Laura

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Tomas said...

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Lynda Lehmann said...

Lovely blog, quotes and art!

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Suze said...

The last quote really resonated with me.