Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American writer and essayist. I came across his work on Seth Godin and Chris Guillebeau’s sites, which encourage people to break out of their self-imposed boxes, follow their passions and find the entrepreneur within. Emerson’s most famous essay, Self-Reliance, is a manifesto on individualism and non-conformity. You can read the entire essay here. More of Emerson’s quotes are featured on my free poster series.