Self Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self Reliance

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Release Date: 2014-03-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
Score: 4.5
From 490 Ratings


"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
Here is a relic from America’s foremost teacher Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Self Reliance is a must-read for anyone who wishes to grow a “backbone”.


  • Amazing

    By DEE 1816
    Profound thoughts from a profound man!
  • Thought provoking

    By pvrmgr
    The entire book made you think, compare and contrast, analyze and debate within yourself
  • Reassuring words

    By TimiOdun
    Essential for life
  • Excellent essay for modern people

    By Tlinscomb 8922
    Very relevant read for all of us in this time where we are afraid to have our own thoughts unless someone else has already voiced them.
  • Blahblahblah

    By M.J. Stafford
    I see what he is getting at, but I find his grammar stilted, antiquated and hard to follow.
  • trash

    By dylan2869
    waste of time. write like a normal human in normal english please
  • Simple and Effective

    By shrimpin&simpin
    I’m I teenager about to go to college and I think everyone my age should read this book. It’s short it’s message is clear despite being in old English and it really relates to a proper creed to live by.
  • Self Reliance

    By The KD1
    Wonderful read. However, I may not agree with everything but It definitely broadened my perspective. Bookmarks for days. I advise any man or women with strong sense of virtue to read; as well as those with little to none.
  • Very very spot on

    By Thelive1TyesSon
    Inspiring and very intellectual
  • Outstanding

    By Holm12345
    This is a well written book. It provides alternate perspectives and offers thought out ideas. I would recommend this book to anyone.