Self-Reliance and Other Essays Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Self-Reliance and Other Essays
  1. #1
    “Envy is ignorance,
    Imitation is Suicide.”
  2. #2
    “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
  3. #3
    “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.”
  4. #4
    “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
  5. #5
    “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”
  6. #6
    “You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.”
  7. #7
  8. #8
    “What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think.”
  9. #9
    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.”