The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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Rammohan Potturi from Hyderabad  NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Absolute truth. Believe in yourself first before trying to believe others.

M. Bell from Conway, AR MARCH 7, 2016
I used this as my daily bell ringer to influence and inspire

Hovlyn May from Colorado FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Used in my classroom to influence and inspire.

Bernie from South Dakota FEBRUARY 22, 2016
We are in control of our own destiny.


The rarest, truest beauty is visible only to the heart. —Richelle E. Goodrich
I go to seek a Great Perhaps. —François Rabelais
Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart. —Gordon B. Hinckley
Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self. —Russell Simmons
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. —Theodor Seuss Geisel
Great things can be achieved by leading through wisdom, empathy, and integrity—with no other agenda than humanity. —Richard Branson
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! —Theodor Seuss Geisel
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. —William Ellery Channing
May Light always surround you; 
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing; 
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom; 
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you; 
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, 
May your arms Never Tire.
 —D. Simone
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
 —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. —Wilferd A. Peterson
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. —Colin Powell
In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go. —Jack Kornfield
Peace begins with a smile. —Mother Teresa
Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself. —Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul. —Douglas MacArthur

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