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June 22, 2009

Motivational Mondays - Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

We are all inventors,
each sailing out on a voyage of discovery,
guided each by a private chart,
of which there is no duplicate.

The world is all gates, all opportunities.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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  1. One must execute when the opportunity presents its self.

  2. Hugo and Roxanne, that is a beautiful quote. thank you for sharing it.
    Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"


    When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
    pray that the road is long,
    full of adventure, full of knowledge.
    The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
    the angry Poseidon - do not fear them:
    You will never find such as these on your path,
    if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
    emotion touches your spirit and your body.
    The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
    the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
    if you do not carry them within your soul,
    if your soul does not set them up before you.

    Pray that the road is long.
    That the summer mornings are many, when,
    with such pleasure, with such joy
    you will enter ports seen for the first time;
    stop at Phoenician markets,
    and purchase fine merchandise,
    mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    visit many Egyptian cities,
    to learn and learn from scholars.

    Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
    To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
    But do not hurry the voyage at all.
    It is better to let it last for many years;
    and to anchor at the island when you are old,
    rich with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

    Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
    Without her you would have never set out on the road.
    She has nothing more to give you.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
    Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
    you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

    This is one of my favorite poems of Kavafis.
    We are not to far!
    Sorry for being late to responce to your massage!

  4. Hello Anonymous,

    Excellent point! Vast amount of opportunities are around us, but it only matters if we take action on them.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. Visit again soon.

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

  5. Hi Dan and Deanna,

    Thank you always for your support and comments. They are truly appreciated. :-)

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

  6. Hello Καλλιόπη,

    Thank you so very much for posting the beautiful poem. We have never read it before and it brought much positive energy our way.
    Life is an incredible journey!

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

  7. Hi Hugo & Roxanne .. I love the Clipper - and their stories on the ocean waves. I love the poem Ithaca .. what wonderful descriptions ..

    Great quote from Emerson - it is a wonderful world ..

    Thank you - all the best -
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

  8. Hi Hilary,

    It was wonderful of our friend to post the Ithaca poem. It is absolutely beautiful. So glad you enjoyed it, too.

    It is a wonderful world indeed!!

    Many Blessings....

    Roxanne and Hugo
    Believe Achieve


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