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Ralph Waldo Emerson on success

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 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 even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Side note: Interestingly, though this quote is often attributed to Emerson, its source is up for debate.

Josef Koudelka on great artists

Everybody has a camera, everybody can press the button. Everybody has a pencil, everybody can make a signature. But that doesn’t mean there are many great writers and it doesn’t mean there are many great photographers.
Josef Koudelka

Ralph Waldo Emerson on remembering

I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jiddu Krishnamurti on being well adjusted

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Walt Whitman says…

Be curious, not judgmental.
Walt Whitman

Mark Shayler on doing better things

It’s not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things.
Mark Shayler

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