Monday, September 27, 2010


To be great is to be misunderstood.
           -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, An Essay on Self-Reliance

I guess it's often so. Though one should not count on the converse to be true!

1 comment:

Michael Burton said...

I'm going to have to read that essay. I don't know whether he means that because many people will hear what you say, someone is bound to misunderstand some of it, or whether he means that the puny minds of lesser beings can never comprehend a great one's brilliance.