Inspirational Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Aimee Valle

Ralph Waldo Emerson Lithograph

Ralph Waldo Emerson Lithograph

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the most difficult struggles in life is the ability or inability to persevere. Great quotes such as this one reminds us that in order to accomplish anything we must constantly keep trying. No, every attempt will not be a success, but quitting will certainly be instant failure.

Everyone, regardless of social status or background, can relate to these simple but powerful words. Simple, yet putting them to practice can be so difficult. Rejection of any kind is an emotionally painful blow to our egos, and no pain hurts deeper than emotional pain.

This is what makes the perseverance variety of inspirational quotes so vital to our culture. Great writers and everyday people alike have all come up with simple quotes like this one as their own way to describe why we must never accept a rejection as the last word.

Successes as Ralph Waldo Emerson and others with similar inspirational quotes have achieved solidifies the idea that this mindset works if you only use it.

Quotes such as this one serve as our reminder, our mantra, to fight for our goals. The ability to fall and get back up is never easy, so repeating these words carries us through the difficult times until we can embrace the successes we have earned for our perseverance.

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