Ralph Waldo Emerson (close enough?) quotation below is directly from an essay titled “Social Aims” by Ralph Waldo Emerson published in 1875. " Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary." The idea remains the same just streamlined over time.
Self-Reliance-by-Ralph-Waldo-Emerson-- “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Emerson…Who Else???!
Lately, words of Emerson have been quite the inspiration for how I want to live. And nothing sums it all up quite like this collage + quote in one.
“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Transcendentalist philosopher and essayist, wrote this statement in his essay Self Reliance.