Inspiring quotes from both Emerson and Thoreau's writings.

Marsh added his own "Preliminary Essay,"underscoring the distinction between "the understanding," thatdistinctly Lockean faculty of rationalizing from the senses and"the Reason," those higher intuitions valued not only by Germanidealists but by mystics through the ages.
Soon afterward, Frederic Henry Hedge, a Unitarian ministerequally conversant with German thought, wrote for thatdenomination's journal, The Christian Examiner, a laudatoryarticle on Coleridge that Hedge claimed was "the first word, sofar as I know, which any American had uttered in respectfulrecognition of the claims of Transcendentalism." This articlemade a very great impression on Ralph Waldo Emerson, who calledit "a living leaping Logos."

Added to all of this, the scriptures of the Eastern faiths ofHinduism and Buddhism were increasingly discovered (by those ofEuropean culture) and valued, translated, and published so thatthey were more widely available.

First, Ralph Waldo Emerson promoted his ideas on the importance of nature and self-reliance.

The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836) In his essay, "Nature", Ralph Waldo Emerson describes man's relationship to nature and to God....


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Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord in July 12th 1817 and he was an ecological prophet and also naturalist who was the student of Emerson.

A number of famous writers of the period, including poet Ralph Waldo Emerson and, of course, Nathaniel Hawthorne, were believers in the emerging faith.


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As the two most prominent figures in the transcendentalist movement, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau whole-heartedly embraced these principles.

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In their essays “Self-Reliance” and “Civil Disobedience”, Emerson and Thoreau, respectively, argue for individuality and personal expression in different manners.

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In “Self-Reliance”, Emerson calls for individuals to speak their minds and resist societal conformity, while in “Civil Disobedience” Thoreau urged Americans to publicly state their opinions in order to improve their own g...

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Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walt Whitman were three authors during this time that wrote about an idea that would later become the theme of many papers, discussions and lectures, Wakefulness.

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During the 1800’s, Transcendentalism blossoms with the help of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson, they all express their beliefs through their writings which consists of self reliance, love of nature, and “Carpe Diem”....

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There are both parallels and disagreements between these writer's tones. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to inspire and to change the thought process of the everyday man, in hopes that society would improve.