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QUOTE (Ralph Waldo Emerson) – May 25

May 25, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In honor of Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who was born on this day in 1803.

Resources:
This Day in History for 25 May
25 Inspirational Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

 

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5 comments

  1. Some of the most “Christian” advice can come from those with insight, whether ostensibly “Christianity-based” or not.


  2. Never read any of his work, may be it’s time I give him a try seeing how he’s quoted so much and spoken so highly in literature (I understand he was a Transcendentalist)


  3. Reblogged this on The Bitter Worshipper and commented:
    “…to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…” I love this quote, noble goals and a great picture of what is truly a successful life.


  4. Reblogged this on My Omer of Manna and commented:
    What a great quote to remind us of the value of just one life for Good. Everything Matters in the End. -mike


  5. Amidst the voices of the world, this is a breath of fresh air. LOVE the quote, JD. Thanks for sharing it.



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