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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Born: May 25, 1803

Died: April 27, 1882 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: 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.

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Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.

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