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A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labors are very unnecessary and altogether fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong, and by contenting ourselves with obedience we become divine. 97 more words


It is only as a man puts off all foreign support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. 94 more words

Spermatic Imagery in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

On the 26th of March 1892, American poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, New Jersey, aged 72. A humanist, whose work progresses from realism to transcendentalism, he is probably America’s best loved poet. 864 more words


Since I am in love with Emerson

I have been reading a collection of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s greatest works here and there recently and because I am so in love with his work I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes from him. 333 more words


Student Success Statement

”Character is higher than intellect”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is a great quote because many individuals are intellectually gifted yet very few have a good character. 57 more words

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is The Use of Poetry?

A woman I know told me how she took a women’s group from a deprived inner city to a local estate, where they could wander about in the open air, and she thought they would enjoy it. 738 more words

18th Century History