Jun 9, 2010

Self Reliance

And now back to the literary tattoos… :)
Dominique shows us her unique quote from a Ralph Waldo Emerson essay:
This is my tattoo of a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote from his 1841 essay Self Reliance. Emerson is one of my favorite writers and this is my favorite piece by him. This is my motto in life and I'm happy everyday knowing it's on my shoulder with me wherever I go.
   If you haven't read Self Reliance, you can read it here;


"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, for 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."

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