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Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Self-Reliance

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This classic is a tough read because it's written in the English of more than a hundred and fifty years ago. Yet, some of the passages seem very fresh. It's worth the time.
  uufnn | Nov 8, 2014 |
This short read/listen is a collection of thoughts published by the author. It it urges readers to trust your gut feeling, rather than follow the herd. It was a difficult listen because of it's English construction dates from it's birth in 1841;also, it seemed like a stream of consciousness. ( )
  buffalogr | Mar 9, 2014 |
This book is Emerson’s compilation of many years’ works and the archetype for his transcendental philosophies. Throughout the essay he gives a defense for his famous catch-phrase “trust thyself.” This argument follows three major points: the self-contained genius, the disapproval of the world, and the value of self-worth. Tough read and must be read with guidance.
  Mr_Abner | Oct 22, 2012 |
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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
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The six essays and one address in this volume outline the great transcendentalist's moral idealism as well as hinting at the later scepticism that colored his thought. In addition to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.

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"The modern edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's most famous work includes self-reflections from both historical and contemporary luminaries. With quotes from the likes of Henry Ford and Helen Keller to modern-day thought leaders like Jesse Dylan, Steve Pressfield, and Milton Glaser, readers are reminded of the relevance of Emerson's powerful words today...This modern edition is ideal for graduates or those who are in the midst of a career or lifestyle change." -- amazon.com… (more)

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