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.”