Nike not Emerson

3 Aug

I just received an email from a yoga study with this quotation:

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Does that really sound like Emerson? A little internet searching turns up the real source, a 1991 Nike advertisement.

Here are some of Emerson’s actual words:

“Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say ‘I think,’ ‘I am,’ but quotes some saint or sage.”


4 Responses to “Nike not Emerson”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol August 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    What if someone has a multiple personality?

  2. jecgenovese August 5, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    Where is Kurt Godel when we need him?

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