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Ruins of Schoolmaster Hill in Boston, Massachusetts

Well before it had any buildings or even a name, Schoolmaster Hill was a place where nature was appreciated. Ralph Waldo Emerson, credited as the father of transcendentalism, spent two years living on the hill, and later it was turned...Show More Summary

Emerson’s Advice on How to Read for Greater Self-Reliance

“The great object of education is to acquaint the youthful man with himself, to inspire in him self-trust.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson The essence of self-reliance is a commitment to making decisions based on one’s own native instinct, personal values, and primary experience over external advice, cultural conformity, and second-hand information. Show More Summary

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 95

This is the grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Born in 1803 in Boston at the site of the Macy’s downtown (there’s a little plaque on the building), Emerson was the most important of the transcendentalists, a literary movement which is honestly kind of intolerable to read. Maybe I am not much of a romantic (oh, […]

Why Each Day Matters: What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life & Gospel Opportunities

What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life and Gospel Opportunities In one of his landmark essays, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “The years teach much which the days never know.” The first time I read these words, I fell in love with them, but I wasn’t sure why. And then I had children. Show More Summary

Ralph Waldo Emerson on the Trumpian 'Flip-Flop'

Here is a famous passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance" rarely quoted in full: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher, lecturer, and essayist wrote Nature (1836); To go into solitude, a man needs to retire

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Harvard Classics, Vol. 5 : Essays and English Traits : Ralph Waldo Emerson : The combination of Emerson’s best essays with those that made him the most esteemed

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Get to know Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 19th century American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist who wrote ‘Self-Reliance,’ on.

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Emerson's essay, Self-Reliance translated into modern English.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, and philosopher. Essays: First Series as corrected and published in 1847. First published as Essays, 1841. This site

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No great person ever complains of want of opportunity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotes of The Day Quote I The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote II I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a...

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Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A little integrity is better than any career. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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