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From Emerson's "Self-Reliance"

"Self-Reliance" is an 1841 essay written by the American Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82). A note of warning: You need to be soundly protected enough to make it as well. Resources count too. The complete essay: [The essay "Self-Reliance"]

Below are stacked phrases with many direct quotations from Emerson's essay Self-Reliance.

Abbreviated Emerson statements are marked 'Emerson, de'. The ideas they contain may be found in a wider scenario in Emerson phrase(s) they are related to. Modified statements are marked 'Emerson, mod'. Abd humourously shortened Emerson statements are marked 'Emerson, hum'.

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The whole essay is here: [Emerson's essay Self-Reliance].



The soul becomes. - Emerson

If we live truly, we shall see truly. - Emerson

To live in truth. Does this sound harsh today? - Emerson

[Being] is the fountain of action and of thought. - Emerson

It is for want of self-culture that the superstition of Travelling, whose idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascination for all educated Americans. - Emerson

The rage of travelling is a symptom. - Emerson

Every great man is a unique. - Emerson

I suppose no man can violate his nature. - Emerson

What a blindman's-buff is this [unsound] game of conformity. - Emerson, de

A man must know how to estimate a sour face. - Emerson

The civilized man has built a coach, but has perhaps lost the use of his feet. He is supported on crutches. - Emerson

The harm of the improved machinery may compensate its good. - Emerson

Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then? - Emerson


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