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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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    Bookworm, break this sloth urbane;
    A greater spirit bids thee forth
    Than the gray dreams which thee detain.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It was only too probable that among the half-converted Pagans and Jews, any rite, any form, would find favor, whilst yet unable to comprehend the spiritual character of Christianity.
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    The love of beauty is mainly the love of measure or proportion. The person who screams, or uses the superlative degree, or converses with heat, puts whole drawing-rooms to flight.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The age of puberty is a crisis in the age of man worth studying. It is the passage from the unconscious to the conscious; from the sleep of passions to their rage.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A moody child and wildly wise
    Pursued the game with joyful eyes,
    Which chose, like meteors, their way,
    And rived the dark with private ray.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)