Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discussion on Emerson's Creations

Civilization

By Emerson West | November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Civilization

We flee away from cities, but we bringThe best of cities with us, these learned classifiers,Men knowing what they seek, armed eyes of experts.We praise the guide, we praise the forest life:But will we sacrifice our dear-bought loreOf books and arts and trained experiment,Or count the Sioux a match for Agassiz ?O no, not we! . . . …. Witness the mute all hailThe joyful traveller gives, when on the vergeOf craggy Indian wilderness he hearsFrom a log cabin stream Beethoven’s notesOn the piano, played with master’s hand.Well done! ‘ he cries; ‘ the bear is kept at bay,The lynx, the rattlesnake, the flood, the fire:All the fierce enemies, ague,…

Society and Solitude

By Emerson West | November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Society and Solitude

SEYD melted the days like cups of pearl,Served high and low, the lord and churl,Loved harebells nodding on a rock,A cabin hung with curling smoke,Ring of axe or hum of wheelOr gleam which use can paint on steel,And huts and tents; nor loved he lessStately lords in palaces,Princely women hard to please,Fenced by form and ceremony,Decked by courtly rites and dressAnd etiquette of gentilesse.But when the mate of the snow and wind,He left each civil scale behind:Him wood-gods fed with honey wildAnd of his memory beguiled.In caves and hollow trees he creptAnd near the wolf and panther slept.He stood before the tumbling mainWith joy too tense for sober brain;He shared…

A Discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Beliefs and Thoughts on Individuality, Society, and Government

By Emerson West | July 2, 2021 |
A Discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Beliefs and Thoughts on Individuality, Society, and Government

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am writing this essay on the beliefs and thoughts of Ralph Waldo Emerson on the subjects of individuality, society, government, technology, and spirituality. I think that Emerson believes that every person should be as much as individual as they can.

Ellen Louisa Tucker

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Ellen Louisa Tucker

Stanley Cavell

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Stanley Cavell

Amos Bronson Alcott

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Amos Bronson Alcott

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas Carlyle

Margaret Fuller

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Margaret Fuller

She was a women’s rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement which RWE was also a part of. Her given name was Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli. She was also an American journalist. She was born May 23, 1810, in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She died July 19, 1850, at Fire Island, New York. Quotes associated with Fuller: “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” “Very early, I know that the only object in life was to grow.”

Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau

He was an American essayist, a poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. He was born July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, and given the name David Henry, but would later change it to Henry David as he felt it sounded more like a writer. He died May 6, 1862, also in Concord, Massachusetts. He was 45 years old at the time of his death. His well-known essays were Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. He was educated at the Concord Academy and Harvard University. Quotes associated with Thoreau: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where…