AUTHOR | RALPH WALDO EMERSON



For Ralph Waldo Emerson 188 Quotes are available

Ralph Waldo Emerson | Western philosophy, Individualism, mysticism



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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled 'The American Scholar' in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America's 'Intellectual Declaration of Independence'.
Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print. His first two collections of essays Essays: First Series and Essays: Second Series, published respectively in 1841


Born: 1803-05-25

Born in: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Died: 1882-04-27







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People do not seem to realise that their opinion of ...

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War educates the senses, calls into action the will,...

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If the single man plants himself indomitably on his ...

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Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your b...

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny...

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Whatever you do you need courage.Whatever course you...

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Outside, among your fellows, among strangers, you mu...

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Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up

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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be ...

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Some people will tell you there is a great deal of p...

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He who has a thousand friends Has not a friend to sp...

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Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreamin...

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying ...

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Be an opener of doors

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Books are for nothing but to inspire

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It is not the length of life, but the depth.

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It is one of the blessings of old friends that you c...

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty second...

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All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for ...

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Children are all foreigners.

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