Thought for the Day
“In the highest civilization,
the book is still the highest delight.
He who has once known its satisfactions
is provided with a resource against calamity.”
*Ralph Waldo Emerson
Born May 25, 1803 Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 27, 1882 (aged 78) Concord, Massachusetts
An American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thought through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
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