"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
+ 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."
+ 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 Thoreaus 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
"There are many kinds of success in life worth having."
+ 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
"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, i let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what i do, then I'm already better than them."
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