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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The best lightning rod for your protection is your o...

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Why covet a knowledge of new facts? Day and night, h...

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The happiest man is he who learns from nature the le...

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best da...

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

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Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing t...

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

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A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to s...

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

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We are immensed in beauty, but our eyes have no clea...

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I cannot marry the facts of William Shakespeare to h...

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He in whom the love of repose predominates will acce...

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I ought to go upright and vital, and speak the rude ...

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Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Stro...

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I like the silent church before the service begins, ...

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The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocit...

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Love what is simple and beautiful. These are the ess...

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There is a time in every man's education when he arr...

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At times the whole world seems to be in conspiracy t...

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We are students of words: we are shut up in schools,...

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