Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback – June 7, 2011
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- Item Weight : 9.4 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0451531868
- ISBN-13 : 978-0451531865
- Product Dimensions : 4.25 x 1.27 x 6.75 inches
- Publisher : Signet; Reprint Edition (June 7, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #914,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson from The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson. The 19th century Transcendental philosopher.
In my spiritual family tree, Emerson occupies the great great+ grandfather slot (right there above Campbell and Maslow). :)
I truly love the man. You can feel his energy emanating from his powerful essays and if you haven’t read his work yet, I highly recommend it. I’d suggest you start with Self-Reliance and then maybe Nature, Compensation, Spiritual Laws, Heroism, and Circles—all of which are available on the web with a quick google search. To dive deeper, I recommend the hardcover Modern Library edition of The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
If you’re like me, his eloquence, eminent quotability and passion for each of us to experience the transcendent joy that results from connecting to our Highest Self will often leave you in awe.
Here are some of the Big Ideas:
1. Enthusiasm - Invite God to your house.
2. Trust Thyself - Iron strings.
3. Be Godlike! - Cast off common motives.
4. Don’t Follow - Lead. And leave a trail.
5. Cowards & God - Cowards needs not apply
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This book will make you think. Alot. And what was really astonishing for me was how many of the topics in the book were still relevant to this day and age and could really give a boost to anyone who wants to learn more about them. whether it's in philosophy, education, politics, nature and man's place in the world.
Overall really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who feels the need to expand his perspectives in life.