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.

Source/Notes: Spokesmen for the self: Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman (1971 edition) - ISBN: 9780810204164
Source/Notes: Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (2004 edition), Spark Educational Publishing - ISBN: 9781593080761

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

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Source/Notes: Sometimes misquoted as: "... the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." - Essays: First Series (1841)
Source/Notes: Essays and Lectures: (Nature: Addresses and Lectures, Essays: First and Second Series, Representative Men, English Traits, and the Conduct of Life) (2010 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781420936735