Tag Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

love yourself :: cultivate

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.” :: Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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word of the day :: pamper

pamper [pam-per] -verb (used with object) 1. to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child; to pamper one’s stomach. 2. Archaic . to overfeed, especially with very rich food; glut. Origin 1350-1400; … Continue reading

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word of the day :: éclat

éclat [ey-klah; Fr. ey-kla] -noun 1. brilliance of success, reputation, etc.: the éclat of a great achievement. 2. showy or elaborate display: a performance of great éclat. 3. acclamation; acclaim. Origin 1665-75; < F: splinter, fragment, burst, flash, brilliance of esclat, n. deriv. … Continue reading

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word of the day :: exigent

exigent [ek-si-juh nt] -adjective 1. requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing. 2. requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable. Origin 1400-50; late ME < L exigent– (s. of exigēns) (prp. of exigere to drive out, demand), equiv. … Continue reading

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from Ralph

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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word of the day :: austere

austere: [aw-steer] –adjective 1.  severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding: an austere teacher. 2. rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent: the austere quality of life in the convent. 3. grave; somber; solemn; serious: an austere manner. 4. … Continue reading

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from Ralph

“In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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