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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote


“Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 responses to “Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote”

  1. I never allow the failures of my previous day carry on to the next day. I like to start each new day on a blank slate.

  2. This is the most sound advice I have heard in a while. In summary it teaches us that every new day should be approached with a new mindset.

  3. My dad instilled into me the message behind this quote when I was such a young boy. It’s one of the best things he ever did to me.

  4. This quote teaches us to learn how to forgive ourselves and give ourselves a second chance. It applies to so many spheres of our lives.

  5. Give it all you got!!! Cliche? Very much so but it works. Of course, giving all you have does not always come in your favor at times we fail even if we do that. That is fine though. Weird as that sounds if you are going to fail may as well do it with a bang as suppose to a half baked effort.

  6. So far this morning, this is one quote that has given me strength to keep on moving. It is better to dwell on the future than ruin it by thinking of the bad past.

  7. “Finish each day and be done with it”.. that’s how life is. It will make room for fresh beginning and task. good quote

  8. Nice quote, do your best and leave the remaining. I love his thought of quite. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Yes, life always continue for me despite the nonsense it throws at me. I just shrug it off and forge ahead. No need dwelling on the nonsense.

  10. I agree. Everyday brings new opporunities and is better to live in the present to don’t miss them. after all the past is gone and the future uncertain.

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