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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A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nat...

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Children are all foreigners.

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Being a friend is easy when times are good, or when ...

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I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my...

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I covet truth; beauty is unripe childhood's cheat; I...

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done w...

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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by stand...

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Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras ...

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If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should a...

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When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great b...

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

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What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take ...

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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done ...

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For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, ...

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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculo...

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So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to m...

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Even in the mud and scum of things, something always...

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The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness th...

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Flowers and fruits are always fit presents; flowers,...

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When friendships are real, they are not glass thread...

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