Thursday, January 16, 2014


Accentuate the Positive

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), "Success," Society and Solitude (Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870), pp. 251-278 (at 276):
Don't hang a dismal picture on the wall, and do not daub with sables and glooms in your conversation. Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and bemoan. Omit the negative propositions. Nerve us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

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