On Being Self-Reliant

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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part I of XIII:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part II of XIII:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part III of XIII:

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part IV of XIII:

“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part V of XIII:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part VI of XIII:

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part VII of XIII:

“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 he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part VIII of XIII:

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

Below – Vincent van Gogh: “Irises, Saint-Remy.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part IX of XIII:

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

Below – Terry Matthews: “Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part X of XIII:

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part XI of XIII:

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

Below – Harry Weisburd: “Woman by the Sea.”
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part XII of XIII:

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

Below – The Milky Way over Ladakh, India.
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Self-Reliance – Quotes from the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Part XIII of XIII:

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
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