No great person ever complains of want of opportunity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes of The Day Quote I The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote II I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a...
Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A little integrity is better than any career. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes of The Day Quote I "Children are our most valuable resource." — Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States Quote II "A child is a curly dimpled lunatic." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet Quote III "It's the greatest...
“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson In other words,...Show More Summary
Blum & Poe presents Build Therefore Your Own World, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Sam Durant. The title is excerpted from a Ralph Waldo Emerson essay. Durant continues his excavation of marginalized American histories, unearthing counter storylines to the historical canon. Show More Summary
As countless Instagram posts and the ghost of Ralph Waldo Emerson can both attest, life is about the journey, not the destination. But what happens if you are a man who has been on not one, not two, but three capital-J Journeys to find love? Is it possible to reach one's ... More »
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Katherine Perez As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “the first wealth is health.” While reflecting on what we are most thankful for this holiday season, let’s remember the importance of good health. Though...Show More Summary
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. –Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m not giving into global warming or to Donald Trump. I’m planting acorns. I won’t live to see my oaks grow into a thick forest canopy, but time’s a wasting. Regardless of the president-elect’s head-in-the-sand claim that he doesn’t believe in […]
Ralph Waldo Emerson opened his essay “Nature” by inviting us to imagine how differently we would view the stars if they were revealed for only one night in every thousand years. “How would men believe and adore,” he wrote, “and preserve...Show More Summary
1. To be great is to be misunderstood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 2. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 3. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo […]
Ralph Waldo Emerson famously linked “foolish consistency” and “the hobgoblins of little minds,” saying that such thinking was “adored by little statesmen and philosopher and divines.” Tim Berresheim’s third solo show at Meliksetian Briggs in Los Angeles embraces inconsistency like nobody’s business,...
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Erica Reid attended one of my workshops wherein I mentioned a long scar on my leg as a result of having a Zickel Nail...Show More Summary
The Old Manse is a National Historic Landmark built in 1770 and former home and gathering place for politicians, deep thinkers, and transcendentalists including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Sam Durant, known for his multimedia...Show More Summary
Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Ralph Waldo Emerson on success “To laugh often...Show More Summary
It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said in 1847 that "[c]onsistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." While the phrase might be a cliché these days, in today's highly partisan, gridlocked Washington, DC, consistency characterizes both political...Show More Summary
In their book “The Intellectual Versus the City,” published in 1962, Morton and Lucia White pointed out that from Thomas Jefferson to Ralph Waldo Emerson to Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s brainiac class has generally regarded cities with fear and distaste. Show More Summary
"The earth laughs in flowers."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson An idyllic summer evening in nature evokes a smorgasbord of sights, smells, and sounds--golden sunsets, chirping crickets, light shows by blinking fireflies, and wafts of floral perfumes. Show More Summary
Some of you may remember that, a few years ago, I wrote a three part series on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self-Reliance. I read it for the first time almost twenty years ago and not only has it had a tremendous impact on my life ever since, it’s also triggered a lifelong interest in philosophy and how it can impact how I choose to live my life. Show More Summary