Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Born: May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Poems: Brahma, The Rhodora, Concord Hymn, Boston Hymn, Terminus, Uriel
Essays: Self-Reliance, The Transcendentalist, The Over-Soul, Compensation, The Poet, Experience
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.