Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857

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(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 comparison to what lies inside of you.”

“Nothing external to you has any power over you.”



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