What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)
He was an American essayist, and poet. A prominent representant of the American romantic movement his work has greatly influenced the thinkers, writers and poets that followed him.
Emerson is also well known as a mentor and friend of Henry David Thoreau.
Further reading: One of the greatest challenge of our distracting times is staying focused. Lack of focus is not only one of the main causes of stress (and the stress statistics worldwide are quite alarming). Some good relaxation techniques are necessary to keep as calm, focused and creative.
Other famous quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
- A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
- Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.
- Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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