Ralph Waldo Emerson was a vegetarian writer and poet - American
Lived: May 25, 1803 to April 27, 1882
Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leading figure in the Transcendentalism literary movement period in the United States in the early 19th century. He was considered one of the greatest orators of his time.
Emerson once said "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
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