Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Born: May 25, 1803, Died: April 27, 1882
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. (Source + full bio: Wikipedia.org)