Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Advancing on Chaos and Dark ...

"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance, that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
The power which resides in him is new in nature and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.....

But we half express ourselves and are ashamed of that divine idea that each of us represents."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (from his essay Self-reliance)

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