Transcendentalism Quotes Interpretation
It looks poorest when you are richest.
I: People who have enthusiasm in material possession usually can not suppress their endless desire of chasing wealth and fame, however, it shows the extreme poor inside of their spirit. They only pay attention on external possessions but never realize that the depth of thoughts and independence of lives reflect the real rich. The suitable simplicity is spirituality.
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. I: Complexity bleeds only dissatisfaction. When people want more than they get, their desire will never be fulfilled and develop into greed. Get back to the original of the nature and life, have the simplicity of everything whatever friendship or possession, always remember the best is the original.
Envy is ignorance; imitation is suicide.
I: Individual is unique in the world, everyone has his own way to go and can’t be duplicated. Envy only brings hatred and ignorance of inherent talent through comparison. Others’ ways are broad road to them but thorny path to different person. Blind imitation likes putting a lotus into the desert; it never works and leads to death. Wise people trust themselves, choose their way and walk carefully step by step and realize their dreams.
Whose would be a man must be nonconformist.
I: Society is a framework that limits individual’s ability. To discover the inner capacity we should trust ourselves, jump out of the conformity and express the real thoughts.
The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. I:You will never know the result unless you try it. Everything begins with trying so trust yourself and just do it. Where there is a desire you should get up and try. If you have the courage to try that undoubtfully you can continue finishing it. Man is born to try, a step, a drink...
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