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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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 ...
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 house 1770 Orchard House (Concord ...
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) English ...
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... César Manrique Emersonella – Ralph Waldo Emerson Emersonia – Ralph Waldo Emerson Emersonopsis – Ralph Waldo Emerson Equus grevyi – Jules Grévy Eristalis alleni – Paul Allen ...
Forbes Family - Genealogy - Ancestors in The United States
1831) Buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina Ralph Bennett Forbes, (August 1, 1773 – 1824) m. 1st to Florence Emerson, (1882–1906), m ... daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson) Edith Forbes, (1906-...), (daughter of Gerrit Forbes and Florence Emerson) Gordon Donald Forbes, (1915-...), (son of Gerrit Forbes and Marthe De La Fruglaye ...

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    The reason of idleness and of crime is the deferring of our hopes. Whilst we are waiting, we beguile the time with jokes, with sleep, with eating, and with crimes.
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    I am primarily engaged to myself to be a public servant of all the gods, to demonstrate to all men that there is intelligence and good will at the heart of all things, and even higher and yet higher leadings. These are my engagements; how can your law further or hinder me in what I shall do to men?
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    Explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatize, or accept another’s dogmatism.
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    Some men are born to own, and can animate all their possessions. Others cannot: their owning is not graceful; seems to be a compromise of their character: they seem to steal their own dividends.
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    It is not what talents or genius a man has, but how he is to his talents, that constitutes friendship and character. The man that stands by himself, the universe stands by him also.
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