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Expect Great Things - Thoreau
Mark E Tisdale
Digital Art - Photo Art
I literally stumbled over this beautiful quote by Thoreau that I found so life affirming I had to use it in a piece of art. And when I read it, the feeling I got from it was so positive, that only the skies could frame these words.
There's a little inner cynic in me that knows there are sometimes external forces that shape the world around us, but so often those forces are beyond our control. But what isn't beyond our control if not our perceptions? To me, the point of these words is that we control how we react to the world around us. If we see it as awful, the world is awful. If we expect the best, we'll find it.
What's your take on Mr. Thoreau's beautiful words?
"If a man believes and expects great things of himself, it makes no odds where you put him, or what you show him ... he will be surrounded by grandeur."
April 30th, 2013
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