Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Born: May 25, 1803

Died: April 27, 1882

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Ralph 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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All mankind love a lover.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Source/Notes: The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1838-1842 (1969 edition), Harvard University Press - ISBN: 9780674484573

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Source/Notes: The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Representative men. English traits. Conduct of life (1870 edition)