"Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet
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A keeper!
 -- Senoir Reek, Corozal, Belize, Central America     
    This statement embodies the essence of adventure.It excites me to imagine the countless places one could visit when one makes their own path in life.Amen to the adventurer in life.
     -- KS     
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    This quote really speaks to me. I think I try to live by it. Sometimes with success but often times dealing with the consequences of my actions
     -- Elce Redmond, Chicago     
    Thank you for such a wonderful quote. I am doing something now that is against the grain, so to speak, so this quote really urges me forward.
     -- Melanie K. Wooten, University Park, IA     
    Too long have people simply followed.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    I can relate to this quote; I'm the leader of my own self, not the follower of someone else...
     -- JJ, Ft. Lauderdale     
    An old favorite.....
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
    Great quote.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    I like it a lot ! The general thinking during these current financial hard times seems to be, don't get off the path - be a good socialistic helot, serf or slave, don't be an entrepreneurial path creator or breaker, simply, get a job or take the dole and do as you are told.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Explore and discover.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Sounds like he is advocating damaging the environment…
     -- SCSURFR, La Mirada     
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