Wild & Precious Life

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Tag: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sorrow makes us all children again, – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing . . .

Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is Success?

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of 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 best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.