Self reliance written by emerson translation

To others it may seem as though you have rejected all rules simply because you do not conform to the rules of your culture. Perception is not under your voluntary control. From this point forward, let us restrain our impulse to wander, to imitate, to envy.

Every great man is a unique.

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Memorizing former descriptions misses the point entirely. Envy is a lack of appreciation of your own special gifts. So God has armed youth and puberty and manhood no less with its own piquancy and charm, and made it enviable and gracious and its claims not be put by, if it will stand by itself.

You have taken the golden heart of the universe and traded it for a "benefit" which it is beneath you to desire.

Trust yourself and shine from the center and your genius will justify you in the end.

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Self Reliance Summary By Ralph Waldo Emerson • English Summary