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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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    The hero is a mind of such balance that no disturbances can shake his will, but pleasantly, and, as it were, merrily, he advances to his own music, alike in frightful alarms and in the tipsy mirth of universal dissoluteness.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    People forget that it is the eye that makes the horizon, and the rounding mind’s eye which makes this or that man a type or representative of humanity with the name of hero or saint.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What potent blood hath modest May;
    What fiery force the earth renews,
    The wealth of forms, the flush of hues;
    Joy shed in rosy waves abroad
    Flows from the heart of Love, the Lord.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    But the strong and healthy yeoman and husbands of the land, the self-sustaining class of inventive and industrious men, fear no competition or superiority. Come what will, their faculty cannot be spared.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    He who has no hands
    Perforce must use his tongue;
    Foxes are so cunning
    Because they are not strong.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)