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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Ralph Waldo Emerson - Selected Works
... See also category Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson Collections Essays First Series (1841) Essays Second Series (1844) Poems (1847) Nature Addresses and Lectures (1849) Representative Men (1850 ...
List Of Historic Houses In Massachusetts - Eastern Massachusetts - Middlesex County
... prior to 1691 Concord The Old Manse (Concord) – built by Ralph Waldo Emerson's grandfather Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorn wrote some of their work in the ...
List Of Organisms Named After Famous People
... César Manrique Emersonella – Ralph Waldo Emerson Emersonia – Ralph Waldo Emerson Emersonopsis – Ralph Waldo Emerson Equus grevyi – Jules Grévy Eristalis alleni – Paul Allen Eristalis gatesi ...
Forbes Family - Genealogy - Ancestors in The United States
... (August 13, 1771 – 1831) Buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina Ralph Bennett Forbes, (August 1, 1773 – 1824) m. 1st to Florence Emerson, (1882–1906), m. 3rd to Dita Weber Helen Forbes, (1905–1911), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson) Edith Forbes, (1906-...), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson ...
Experience (Emerson)
... "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 faith that stands on authority is not faith.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    No institution will be better than the institutor.
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    A man should not be a silkworm; nor a nation a tent of caterpillars.
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    Our culture, therefore, must not omit the arming of the man. Let him hear in season, that he is born into the state of war, and that the commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing in the weeds of peace, but warned, self- collected, and neither defying nor dreading the thunder, let him take both reputation and life in his hand, and, with perfect urbanity, dare the gibbet and the mob by the absolute truth of his speech, and the rectitude of his behaviour.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    He is a good man, who can receive a gift well. We are either glad or sorry at a gift, and both emotions are unbecoming.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)