Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882), known professionally as Waldo Emerson, 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. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, "Nature". Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised t... More

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Ralph Waldo Emerson #Age

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson All diseases run into one, old age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Age

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Great #Men

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Art

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Art

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Art

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Art #Beauty #Love

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Beauty

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Beauty

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty without expression is boring.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Beauty

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Beauty #Happiness

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Beauty

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Beauty

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Best #Peace #Work

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Best

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Best

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Our best thoughts come from others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Best #New Years

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Love #Men #Science

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Change

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Change

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Courage #Great

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Nature #Patience #Wisdom

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Death #Great

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Death #Fear

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Dreams

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.