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Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1895) by James Elliot Cabot, p. 489, "His Ways With His Children": "Finish each day and be done with it. For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember. 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"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source/Notes:
Society and Solitude (1870), Chapter 11: Success

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Born: May 25, 1803

Died: April 27, 1882 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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