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A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMERICAN SAGE: RALPH WALDO EMERSON

One of the two Great American sages that literally changed my trajectory of  life is Ralph Waldo Emerson ( May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882).

He is an essayist, lecturer, and poet who spearheaded the Transcendentalist movement in  the mid-19th century in America. Being a champion of individualism,  Emerson inspired countless  people through his writings and  public lectures.

Henry David Thoreau, another American sage  when he met Emerson, he was asked  'Do you keep a journal ?   In fact,  that question went on to be a lifelong inspiration for Thoreau who also churned out masterly works like 'Walden' etc.

My favourite quotes of Emerson:

- Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

- Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

- What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

- What is a weed ? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

- Though we travel the world over  to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

- Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

I am terribly inspired by reading some inspiring works of Emerson. The depth of his thought stirs us into contemplation.  Only some blessed souls get the opportunity to read his precious works.

If you are ignited enough,  click on the link below to savour his  literature!

  http://www.rwe.org/component/content/section/5.html


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