“Shall I tell you the secret of the true scholar? It is this: every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller
“But the plain fact of the matter is that, for any person to successfully lead others, he or she must deal with reality and be ready to accept the fact that leadership , at times, can bring out the worst in us. And understanding, as well as coming to grips with the darker side of your personality, is key to dealing with real-life situations.” ~ Donald T. Phillips (Lincoln on Leadership)
“Subordinates look for their bosses to be positive, in good humor, and cheerful. They aren’t supposed to be emotional or have bad days. but leaders are guman, too, and when they are in a lousy mood and snap at a subordinate, it can have a devastating effect.” ~ Donald T. Phillips (Lincoln on Leadership)