It has been rightly said that a poet has the maximum influence on the life of a common man. Ralph Waldo was one such American poet who made a lot of people come face to face with the usual everyday issues that we pay no heed to in our lives. He was also a lecturer and an essayistand started theTranscendentalist Movementin the mid-19th century.However, his personal life was a mess and the death of his wife came to him as a great blow. Brave as he was, he survived and continued his good work.
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
"Money often costs too much"
His essays and poems are still considered to be a source of inspiration to all men and women. Through his workssuch as“Self Reliance”, “The American Scholar” and “Inspiration”, he has managed to set an example of dedication and willpower, to motivate people. His work truly depicts his generous and emotional character and has inspired many.
Here are a few inspiring quotes by Ralph.