- Name: Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Born: 05/25/1803
- Died: 04/27/1882 (78 years old)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803? April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, 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.
School: Harvard Divinity School
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes :
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty, he lived in it and had his being there. Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.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
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
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.Ralph Waldo Emerson