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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:22 am 
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Does any one know how the quote about not following a set path be creating your own???? I would greatly appreciate information on either who wrote it or how it goes.
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Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
~ is mostly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but I've never found a source for it
~ Source Unknown
http://www.cyber-nation.com/victory/quo ... ision.html
Frost
http://www.cyberessays.com/English/105.htm
Shaw
http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/tayeli/quotes.html


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Edit: Ahhh Nostromo, your fast.....

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

..also attributed to Robert Frost, Shaw, and "source unkown".
http://forum.quoteland.com/1/OpenTopic? ... 7021976126

You may also be thinking of Robert Frost's poem:

Robert Frost (1874ā€“1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

The Road Not Taken


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Iā€”
I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.
http://www.bartleby.com/119/1.html


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