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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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    Solitude is impractical, and society fatal. We must keep our head in the one and our hands in the other. The conditions are met, if we keep our independence, yet do not lose our sympathy.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A just thinker will allow full swing to his skepticism. I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
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    It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For this present, hard
    Is the fortune of the bard,
    Born out of time;
    All his accomplishment,
    From Nature’s utmost treasure spent,
    Booteth not him.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)