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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.

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


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QUOTE (Henry David Thoreau) – May 6

May 6, 2014

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“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

In honor of Henry David Thoreau, a leading transcendentalist and author of the book Walden, who died on this day in 1862.

This day in History for 6th May


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QUOTE (Henry Drummond) – Mar. 11

March 11, 2014

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“He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God. God is love. Therefore love. Without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love. Lavish it upon the poor, where it is very easy; especially upon the rich, who often need it most; most of all upon out equals, where it is very difficult, and for whom perhaps we do the least of all.”
~ Henry Drummond

In honor of Henry Drummond, a Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer, who died on this day in 1897.

Death of Christ-like Henry Drummond
Henry Drummond>Quotes

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