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The Fugitive Slave Law (Concord, 1851 – An Edited Excerpt)

 


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Trust Thyself – Audio

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Trust Thyself – Video

FULL TEXTS

THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW ADDRESS TO CITIZENS OF CONCORD 3 MAY, 1851

The complete works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Miscellanies [Vol. 11]. Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882., Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930

EMERSON QUOTES

 “Trust thyself: …every heart vibrates to that iron string.”

 “To believe our own thought … – that is genius.”

“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.

”Nature, Infinitude, Wisdom and Soul:“

“In the woods is perpetual youth. …There I feel that nothing can befall me in life…no calamity…which nature cannot repair.”

”So far as man thinks, he is free.”

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step … to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”

"In all my lectures, I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man."

“The only thing of value in the world is the active soul. … The soul active sees absolute truth and utters truth. … The soul circumscribes all things.”