Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The forces of steam, gravity, galvanism, light, magnets, wind, fire, serve us day by day, and cost us nothing.

 
Context
Actually there was an environmental cost and a fuel cost; at the time neither was recognized as wood and coal were so plentiful with no seeming negatives to their utilization.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Born: May 25, 1803
  • Died: April 27, 1882
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led 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 thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.