Ralph Waldo Emerson: 12 quotes on his birthday

To celebrate the life of great American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson, here are 12 quotes.

10. Individualism

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“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

–Essays: Self-Reliance

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