Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A daily bit of Emerson.....

"Our strength grows out of our weakness. The indignation
which arms itself with the secret forces does not awaken until
we are pricked and stung and sorely assailed. A great man is
always willing to be little. Whilst he sits on the cushion of
advantages, he goes to sleep. When he is pushed, tormented,
defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put
on his wits, on his manhood; he has gained facts; learns his
ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got
moderation and real skill. The wise man throws himself on the
side of his assailants. It is more in his interest than it is theirs
to find his weak point."

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