Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism . . . . is “a loose collection of eclectic ideas about literature, philosophy, religion, social reform, and the general state of American culture”. flourished in Concord and Boston during the 19 th Century.
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion: it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is one in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the integrity of the soul.” – Self-Reliance
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps he hears a different drummer.” – Walden