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 only way to have friends is to be one.

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Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mi...

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

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I remember an answer which when quite young I was pr...

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I have no expectation that any man will read history...

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Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so tha...

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Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in eve...

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Make the most of yourself....for that is all there i...

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Friends should be like books, easy to find when you ...

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The law of nature is alternation for evermore. Each ...

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Your goodness must have some edge to it -- else it i...

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The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil...

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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions....

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Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course y...

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the mystic must be steadily told,–All that you say i...

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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our s...

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Whatever games are played with us, we must play no g...

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A friend is a person with whom i may be sincere. Bef...

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Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived ...

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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is...

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