I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.

Muriel Strode

Quotation #567

About This Quote


Source: Strode, Muriel. My Little Book of Prayer. Open Court Publishing, 1906. Print.  Additional Information: This is one of the more frequently quoted sayings written by American poet and writer Muriel Strode. The quote is from Strode's My Little Book of Prayer (1906). Strode is saying that instead of doing the same thing as everyone else, she will discover a new way to live and then show the way for others to follow. This leadership quote is often incorrectly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, as is the variant "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."