Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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KS    8/11/05

This statement embodies the essence of adventure.It excites me to imagine the countless places one could visit when one makes their own path in life.Amen to the adventurer in life.

Elce Redmond, Chicago

This quote really speaks to me. I think I try to live by it. Sometimes with success but often times dealing with the consequences of my actions

Melanie K. Wooten, University Park, IA

Thank you for such a wonderful quote. I am doing something now that is against the grain, so to speak, so this quote really urges me forward.

Joe, Rochester, MI

Too long have people simply followed.

JJ, Ft. Lauderdale

I can relate to this quote; I'm the leader of my own self, not the follower of someone else...

Robert, Somewhere in Europe

An old favorite.....

jim k, Austin

Great quote.

Mike, Norwalk

I like it a lot ! The general thinking during these current financial hard times seems to be, don't get off the path - be a good socialistic helot, serf or slave, don't be an entrepreneurial path creator or breaker, simply, get a job or take the dole and do as you are told.

E Archer, NYC

Explore and discover.

SCSURFR, La Mirada

Sounds like he is advocating damaging the environment…


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