Self-Reliance Summary
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything you need to understand or teach Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Self-Reliance Summary

"Self-Reliance," first published in Essays (First Series) in 1841, is widely considered to be the definitive statement of Ralph Waldo Emerson's philosophy of individualism and the finest example of his prose. The essay is a fabric woven of many threads, from a journal entry written as early as 1832 to material first delivered in lectures between 1836 and 1839.

Emerson was known for his repeated use of the phrase "trust thyself." "Self-Reliance" is his explanation both systematic...

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