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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
+ Attributions Very often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. No evidence exists that either of them wrote or spoke this. With this quote we can see the romantic attitude present in the human race. “What lies within us” here is everything that makes us great: love, creation, and individual thought. Confidence    Courage    Editor's Pick    Famous    Inspirational    Life    Motivational    Pearls of Wisdom    Photo of the Day    Quote of the Day    Top 100   

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
+ Attributions "Familiar Studies of Men and Books," Stevenson wrote this in his text, "Familiar Studies of Men and Books," about transcendentalist poet Henry David Thoreau.  The section about Thoreau is not free of criticism, but the above quote seems incredibly supportive and in agreement with Thoreau’s philosophy. 

When events seem to keep us down, this quote argues that being who we truly are is a goal that is not only worth striving for, but is the ultimate achievement. American Politician    Famous    Inspirational    Life    Quote of the Day   

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"There are many kinds of success in life worth having." Theodore Roosevelt
+ Attributions As a man who presided over a trying time in the United States' history, Roosevelt had a unique perspective on what was truly important.  He went on to say in, the same chapter of his autobiography that, "the greatest happiness is the happiness that comes as a by-product of striving to do what must be done, even though sorrow is met in the doing." Inspirational    Life    Quote of the Day    Success   

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