Monthly Peace Challenge: Quote This

Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

forpeace25jpgThis month’s peace challenge, hosted by Bloggers for Peace and everydaygurus, is to post a quotation to facilitate peace in the world.  I have chosen three quotes, all from Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American essayist, lecturer, poet, ordained minister, and abolitionist who became the central figure in the philosophical movement known as American Transcendentalism.  He was a major influence on writers Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman, and Emerson’s writings are considered major documents of 19th-century American literature, religion and thought.

All photos in this collage are mine and coincidentally were taken in St. Augustine, Florida where Emerson, in poor health, moved for a time to live in a warmer climate.  It was in St. Augustine that Emerson first began writing poetry and also where he first witnessed a slave auction, leading to his later stance against slavery.

emerson collage

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. brucethomasw says:

    Really great quotes along with your beautiful photos. How appropriate they were Taken in Augustine, too,


    1. Thank you. I made the collage with those photos and quotes before I even knew Emerson had lived for a time in St. Augustine.


  2. Kozo Hattori says:

    Love the collage of Emerson and St. Augustine. Love the history lesson. I never knew Emerson lived in St. Augustine. Thank you for this post for peace. {{{hugs]}} Kozo


    1. Thank you. I didn’t know until recently that Emerson lived in St. Augustine. Cheers!


  3. Your quotes are amazing and the photo’s perfect for them!!!


    1. Thank you! I enjoyed putting that together.


  4. Sunshine says:

    i enjoyed your didactic post on Emerson. a great collection and love how you put them together with the beach scenes. ♥


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