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

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Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the...

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As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are t...

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I would put myself in the attitude to look in the ey...

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No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Go...

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Doubt not, O poet, but persist. Say 'It is in me, an...

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

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where ...

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When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a ...

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Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide.

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Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth...

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Beauty is the virtue of the body as virtue is the be...

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The life of truth is cold.

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The South-wind bringsLife, sunshine and desire,And o...

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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your ...

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A mind might ponder its thought for ages, and not ga...

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No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Go...

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Imagination is a very high sort of seeing, which doe...

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Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the ...

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Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best m...

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