About Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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... Wikipedia
May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts, United States

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Power ceases in the instant of repose.
Self-Reliance, In Essays: First Series (1841)
Life is a search after power.
Power, in The Conduct of Life (1860)
Power is the first good.
Inspiration, in Letters and Social Aims (1876)