What 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 ...
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 Traits (1856) The ...
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. 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) Gordon Donald Forbes, (1915 ...
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List Of Historic Houses In Massachusetts - Eastern Massachusetts - Middlesex County
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    The only joy in his being mine, is that the not mine is mine.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To give money to a sufferer is only a come-off. It is only a postponement of the real payment, a bribe paid for silence, a credit system in which a paper promise to pay answers for the time instead of liquidation. We owe to man higher succors than food and fire. We owe to man.
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    To think is to act.
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    The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Not less are summer-mornings dear
    To every child they wake,
    And each with novel life his sphere
    Fills for his proper sake.
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