"Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. The post Face Your Own Lies For A Chance At Freedom appeared first on The Good Men Project.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Recovery from an eating disorder is no easy feat. It's never really "over," and some people never really feel they are "all-the-way-recovered." For me, it's just a state of being. Show More Summary
The relationship between mentor and student can be a special thing -- just think of the bonds formed between Plato and Aristotle, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. On Tuesday morning,...Show More Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson once advised, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” The world would have been in for a bit of a shock if they’d found themselves at the door of one J.E. Bennett of Fredonia, Texas in 1882. That’s the year he patented the mousetrap pictured above. Read more...
One man's justice is another man's injustice. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, First Series December 14, 2015, was a good day for John McCain. It was a less good day for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, General Robert Abrams, and the military justice system. Show More Summary
"We gain the strength of the temptation we resist." Ralph Waldo Emerson How can you control a wild horse? You can tie the horse down or confine him in a tight corral, but this will infuriate him. It is dangerous for both the horse and those around him. Show More Summary
Before Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and the environmental consciousness of the 1970s in America, there was the King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance. Show More Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously." Turns out Emerson -- who explored the meaning...Show More Summary
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ? Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been asked a lot lately why I decided to go into my line of work. Show More Summary
Originally published in the November issue of Robb Report as “Love at First Blush” “Drops of frozen wine from Eden’s vats” is how Ralph Waldo Emerson described rubies. The 19th-century American poet was not alone in feeling drawn to the deep-red gems. Show More Summary
ELIOT COHEN: Microaggression, Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson. The ungainly title of Senior Tutor—since abolished by Harvard administrators—reflected the institution’s belief that deans had an educational function and should, in fact, be academics. Show More Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” When it comes to the latest NAEP scores, this philosophy has been embraced by AFT president Randi Weingarten and anti-reform guru Diane Ravitch, who both cited a single standardized test as irrefutable evidence that standardized testing is a failure. To her […]
Below is the October 12th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full. “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Man needs difficulties. They are necessary for health.” – Carl Jung Decisions, decisions. Many Americans will have to make a big one in the next 60 days or so. How you decide will affect both [...]
"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing," said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Common sense and plain dealing are also highly effective when it comes to management - getting the best out of others.
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. Barry Schwartz on how the way we think about work...Show More Summary
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. Ralph Waldo Emerson Oh, I do. I definitely do.
For much of American history the founding generation, often mythologized and capitalized as the Founding Fathers, served as the gold standard against which we measured the debased currency that came after them. Ralph Waldo Emerson put this semi-sacred tradition succinctly: "They saw God face to...
By RICHARD L. REECE, MD There are always two parties, the party of the Past, and the party of the Future. The Establishment and the Movement. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1903-1882), Notes on Life and Letters of New England On July 20-26, 2015, a new physician organization, the United Physicians and Surgeons (UPSA), held a
In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He had been his father’s exuberant companion, who had, Emerson wrote, “touched with his lively curiosityShow More Summary
At The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson examines the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson on poets like Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, noting first that the tragic death of Emerson’s son by scarlet fever at the age of five led to the writing of his famous essay, “Experience.” “‘Experience’ has a knife’s-edge emergency intensity,” writes Chiasson, […]