Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. See below for some of Walt Whitman's noted Quotes (Wisdom): “This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue … [Read more...]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American lecturer, essayist, and poet.  He was best known for leading the Transcendentalist movement.  Emerson was  a strong believer  of individualism and wrote dozens of famous essays. See some of Emerson's noted Quotes (Wisdom) below; “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” “We must be our own before we can be another's.” “Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.” “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in … [Read more...]