Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, who is best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was a a champion of individualism and wrote dozens of essays. Most criics consider "Self-Reliance" his best. It has the most thorough statement of one of Emerson's repeating themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency. It also emphasized the need to follow one's own instincts and ideas. "Self-Reliance" contains one of Emerson's most famous quotes: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
Ralph Waldo Emerson The most thorough statement of one of Emerson's recurrent themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas. It is the source of one of Emerson's most famous quotations, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." This essay is considered a watershed moment in which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. An American classic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau & Mark Twain Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs.
It includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"; Henry David Thoreau's "Walking" and "Civil Disobedience"; Mark Twain's "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey"; Benjamin's Franklin's "Reply to a Begging Letter"; and Thomas Paine's "The American Crisis".
You'll also hear "The Union and Its New Constitution" by Alexander Hamilton; "The Art of Publicity" by P. T. Barnum; John Burroughs's "A Life of Fear"; Bradford Torry's "A Short Month"; Eugene Field's "Other People's Dogs"; and James Russell Lowell's "Abraham Lincoln".
Ralph Waldo Emerson Here is an accessible introduction to Emerson's work. It includes essays interspersed with classic Emerson poetry. Included in this audiobook are:"Music", "Divinity School Address", "The Concord Hymn", "Give All to Love", "The Lords of Life", "Experience", "Self Reliance", and "Grace."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Redefining the classic essay, this modern edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most famous work, Self-Reliance, includes self-reflections from both historical and contemporary luminaries. With quotes from the likes of Henry Ford and Helen Keller to modern-day thought leaders like Jesse Dylan, Steve Pressfield, and Milton Glaser, we're reminded of the relevance of Emerson’s powerful words today. Emerson’s words are timeless. Persuasive and convincing, he challenges readers to define their own sense of accomplishment and asks them to measure themselves against their own standards, not those of society. This famous orator has utter faith in individualism and doesn’t invoke beyond what is humanly possible, he just believes deeply that each of us is capable of greatness. He asks us to define that greatness for ourselves and to be true to ourselves. At times harsh, at times comforting, Emerson’s words guide the reader to challenge their own beliefs and sense of self. This modern edition of Self-Reliance is ideal for graduates or those who are in the midst of a career or lifestyle change. Emerson's sage guidance wrapped in modern-day reflections is a great reminder about the potential within us all and that life is what you make of it.
Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Brontë & Ralph Waldo Emerson It is hard to top the pleasure of a woodland walk in Spring - unless of course you have a lyric poet as your guide. Now that is possible with
Poets of Nature. Let Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Ralph Waldo Emerson take you into that realm of Nature "where we seldom wander". Drawing upon the treasury of classical poetry,
Poets of Nature explores the deep green paths of nature with some of the world's most distinguished poets.
This audio seeks to guide us back from the confines of a human constructed world to one that we are more at home and in harmony with.
Ralph Waldo Emerson & Sam Torode - foreword Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" is perhaps the greatest original work of philosophy written by an American. This specially-prepared edition includes a foreword on the origin and significance the book.
"Emerson defined genius as the ability to see the miraculous in the commonplace, and to take old truths and express them in a new way. "Nature" is a perfect example of such genius. Its pages are alive, brimming with fresh and startling insights grounded in the soil of ancient wisdom." (From the foreword)
Ralph Waldo Emerson & Newton Dillaway These passages from the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson on religion and spiritual philosophy reveal a metaphysical thought that is quintessentially American and universally relevant to the spiritual needs of today's world. It is seldom that an American philosopher is found among the gurus, mystics, and masters present in the spiritual milieu. Emerson combined the spiritual intuition of the East with the philosophical acumen of the West. In his words, "We hear echoes of the great truths of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and the wisdom of the Greeks".
Ralph Waldo Emerson "A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in
Love and Friendship, a collection of essays on relationships. "Before him, I may think aloud. I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Circles is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, first published in 1841. The essay reflects on the vast array of circles one may find throughout nature and what is suggested by these circles in philosophical terms.
In the opening line of the essay, Emerson states, "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end."