Who is Ralph Waldo Emerson?

  • (noun): United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882).
    Synonyms: Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

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... See also category Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson Collections Essays First Series (1841) Essays Second Series (1844) Poems (1847) Nature Addresses and Lectures (1849 ...
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... "Experience" is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson ... In one passage, Emerson speaks out against the effort to over-intellectualize life - and particularly against experiments to create utopias, or ideal communities ... A wise and happy life, Emerson believes, requires a different attitude ...

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    The light struggled in through windows of oiled paper, but they read the word of God by it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Each truth that a writer acquires is a lantern, which he turns full on what facts and thoughts lay already in his mind, and behold, all the mats and rubbish which had littered his garret become precious. Every trivial fact in his private biography becomes an illustration of this new principle, revisits the day, and delights all men by its piquancy and new charm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Put God in your debt. Every stroke shall be repaid. The longer the payment is withholden, the better for you; for compound interest on compound interest is the rate and usage of this exchequer.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For He that worketh high and wise,
    Nor pauses in his plan,
    Will take the sun out of the skies
    Ere freedom out of man.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A new degree of intellectual power seems cheap at any price.
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