Inspirational Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson - The First Wealth Is Health

This is a Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote – 1 April 2020.

“The first wealth is health.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet

The first time I read one of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words, I was delighted. It really spoke to me.

Soon after, thanks to websites cookies on my browser, I discovered more of his quotes. And I realized I really resonated with this man’s way of thinking.

As such, it gives me great pleasure to share one of his famous quotes with you. And to share some information about him.


Who is Ralph Waldo Emerson?

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet. In the 19th century, there was the transcendentalist movement. And he was the leader of this movement.

What is the transcendentalist movement?

Transcendentalism wha??? I know, right. Sorry if I have read enough books. But I really did not know what this is. So, off I went to Google to find out.

Turned out that the transcendentalist movement is a philosophical movement. It came about as a protest against intellectualism and spirituality. The movement had strong influences from the Upanishads, which focuses on the mind and spirituality.

Transcendentalism strongly believes that there is good in people and nature. And that people are able to come up with original insights on their own.

More about Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now that we understand about transcendentalism, let me tell you more about Ralph Waldo Emerson. As mentioned above, he was the leader of the transcendentalism movement. As such, he championed the idea of individualism.

To his credit, he had dozens of published essays. And had delivered more then 1,500 public lectures. His most famous work was an 1836 essay titled Nature. It was more philosophical than naturalistic.

His work has greatly influenced thinkers, writers and poets. Even today, his words still inspire us. 

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