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Choosing Unfettered General Purpose Computing over Strong Privacy

Consistency may be the hobgoblin of little minds but the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote goes on to refer to Pythagoras, Socrates and Newton and so may it doesn’t refer to logical consistency but rather to the ability to learn from new information and form a new opinion based on that. Show More Summary

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Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

5 Great Ways to Learn Photography

All images ©Gina Milicia “Every Artist was first an Amateur”- Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re just starting out as a photographer, congratulations! There’s never been a more exciting, or easier time to learn the art of photography. Today’s...Show More Summary

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How much finer things are in composition than alone. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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3 months agoReligion : SoMA Review

Jennifer Michael Hecht's book, The End of the Soul, won the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s 2004 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

About Kentucky, Notre Dame, Pressure, and Forever

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson They’ll be talking about that one forever. Kentucky. Notre Dame. You’ll watch...Show More Summary

The Craven

Ralph Waldo Emerson called him “the jingle-man.” Henry James called his work “decidedly primitive.” Yet Edgar Allan Poe, nearly two centuries after his death, is now acclaimed as a writer on par with his best contemporaries. How did his reputation evolve? In the Times Literary Supplement, Marjorie Perloff reviews a new study of Poe by Jerome […]

Self-Reliance: An Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Image by Munroe The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -- ?Ralph Waldo Emerson When I attended high school in Germany, I was deterred by philosophy's complex logic. Show More Summary

10 Essential Quotes About Men's Style

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Arthur Ashe, Oscar Wilde, and other gentlemen explain why men's style matters.

10 Inspiring Words Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

5 months agoHumor : Thought Catalog

Ralph Waldo Emerson is known for his inspiring and thought provoking contemplations on life.

This Time, Like All Times…

This quote is one of those that really helps me DO something with my life. It reads: This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson The part that was always hard for me is the “…if we but know what to [...]

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The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Under-Socialized, Inner-Directed 7-Foot Rebel against the 'I Can't Breathe' Fashion Rebellion

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men — that is genius. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance Kobe Bryant encouraged his teammates through example to wear "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts in tribute to slain "loosie" cigarette salesman Eric Garner. Show More Summary

A Poet Laureate for Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is actually one of the few states in the U.S. that doesn’t already have a system in place for appointing a state-wide poet laureate. However, according to the Boston Globe, this could all change… Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath. Some of the country’s most admired poets have come from Massachusetts, [...]

Some Questions for Emerson

"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." - Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson "Does the world have a mouse problem?" "Do people know what a mousetrap is?" "What's so special about this particular mousetrap?"...Show More Summary

The Power of Kind

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson As a child, my father taught me to always come to the aid of the underdog. And that, counterintuitively, you really have to open your eyes and ears to recognize who it is. Show More Summary

Self-Reliance, Part Three

Six weeks ago, I shared with you the first third of my favorite essay of all time, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and three weeks ago, I walked through the middle third of that essay. Self-Reliance has profoundly affected my life in countless ways, and I find myself re-reading it every month or two. Show More Summary

Self-Reliance, Part Two

Three weeks ago, I shared with you the first third of my favorite essay of all time, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Self-Reliance has profoundly affected my life in countless ways, and I find myself re-reading it every month or two. Show More Summary

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