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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

Truth and Tenderness: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Friendship and Its Two Essential Conditions

3 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

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Self-Reliance, Part One

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.

Excuse me while I kiss the skybox: Timelapse footage of Destiny's skies

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]...

Quote of the Day by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Strategies for Self-Compassion

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 […]

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

“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 […]

Easing The Way — Venus Enters Cancer

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!

The Unexpected Key to Loving Others

"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

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph... The post It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson appeared first on Lifehack.

Self-Affirmation: A Simple Exercise that Actually Helps

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Did you know that you are a storyteller? We all have stories of ourselves formed by life experiences and relationships. We tell ourselves these stories, and we reveal the details of these stories to others through our words and […]

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For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 months agoOdd : HiLobrow

He charges us to commit to the world's relentless unsettling.

Could Oklahoma's Death Penalty Become the Lethal-Injection Alpha and Omega?

"The shot heard 'round the world." Ralph Waldo Emerson used the phrase in his "Concord Hymn" to refer to the start of the American Revolution. Then it was used to describe the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which launched the globe into its first world war. Show More Summary

A Man of Marked Eccentricities

If you’re a professor or mentor, it’s the time of year you should expect to be hit up for recommendation letters. You can find inspiration in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s recommendation letter for Walt Whitman, when the latter was seeking government employment despite his controversial poetry. “He is known to me as a man of strong […]

Book News: Was A Belgian Policeman The Real-Life Hercule Poirot?

6 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1863 letter of recommendation for a job-seeking Walt Whitman; an interview with Peggy McIntosh, who wrote about "white privilege."

14 Highly Successful People Who Prioritize A Good Night's Sleep

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.” American transcendentalist thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson shared these words of wisdom long before modern science proved the many reasonsShow More Summary

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