Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Union is a delectable thing, and so is wealth, and so is life, but they may all cost too much, if they cost honour.

 
Context
In reference to the Fugitive Slave Law:
Citations

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, Poet & Essayist, Journal, May, 1851

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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.