Mary Baker Eddy's contemporaries

Born in Boston, Emerson was the main spokesman for Transcendentalism, an American literary and philosophic movement. Emerson's motto "Trust thyself" was adopted by Margaret Fuller, Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and W. E. Channing.

Poet and essayist, Emerson challenged traditional thought, urging readers in "Self-Reliance" to examine their relationship with nature and God and to trust their own judgment.

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