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 […]
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
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Arthur Ashe, Oscar Wilde, and other gentlemen explain why men's style matters.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is known for his inspiring and thought provoking contemplations on life.
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 [...]
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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, [...]
"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
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
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
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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Of all of the essays and short articles I have ever read, the one that has had the greatest impact on me is Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. If you’ve read my “Pieces of Inspiration” column before, you’ve probably seen me quote from it several times – and for good reason. Every time I read... The post Self-Reliance, Part One appeared first on The Simple Dollar.
If Ralph Waldo Emerson was right, and the sky is indeed the "daily bread of the eyes," then the gorgeous, multi-layered heavens found in the Destiny beta rate at least a spongecake (or a dozen especially flaky croissants). [Image: Activision]...
Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; Spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance... The post Quote of the Day by Ralph Waldo Emerson appeared first on Lifehack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the New England Transcendentalists, was very influential for me as a teenager. I have found many of his essays and aphorisms to be very useful, both personally and professionally. The one pearl I have gotten the most mileage out of is from his essay Love, written in 1841: “Each man […]
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ?Ralph Waldo Emerson Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision. It is a counter-cultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of […]
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. That is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Venus transitions from tropical Gemini to tropical Cancer at 10:06 am EDT... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!
"Stand guard at the portal of your mind." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson We all know that love is a powerful emotion that has the ability to lift us up, inspire us and make us feel at peace. Studies show that being in love can actually lower your blood pressure and protect against heart disease. Show More Summary