Tag Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson What a refreshing remark! Somehow, everything in our society tells us that we shouldn’t fail – that failure is bad, that … Continue reading

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Hope Smiles

As we enter a new year filled with joy and hope, some inspiring words from our fellow scribes to give our own words wings: “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on … Continue reading

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Only Begin

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”   Walter Bagehot, journalist and economist “When we line up all the facts we think are against us, the facts can stop us before we start. Whatever we … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

“Every man has his own vocation. There is one one direction in which all space is open to him. He has faculties silently inviting him thither to endless exertion. He is like  ship in a river; he runs against obstructions … Continue reading

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Daily Dose

A daily dose of inspiration and motivation is sometimes all we need to speed us on our way and help wipe the cobwebs from our brains. Here’s a gathering of thoughts to spur you on today: “That which you vividly … Continue reading

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Hand, Heart

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”   Ecclesiastes, 9:10 “A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work, and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, … Continue reading

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“All Inventors”

“We are all inventors, each sailing our on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson Oh, Ralph, Ralph! What an intrepid … Continue reading

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