I will not hide my tastes or aversions. If a man is not self-confident and is unable to share himself with others, as people die so too will their experience. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. These lectures were never published separately, but many of his thoughts in these were later used in "Self-Reliance" and several other essays.
Lady Lazarus: The Self - Identity of Sylvia Plath
Effective self editing
It is for want of self-culture that the superstition of Travelling, whose idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascination for all educated Americans. Self-reliance should be the ultimate goal in ones life, but unfortunately, it is a goal that is rarely set. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. Do not believe. Time and space are but physiological colors which the eye makes, but the soul is light; where it is, is day; where it was, is night; and history my September 11th is an impertinence and an injury, if it be any thing more than a cheerful apologue. For other uses, see. The eye was placed where one ray should fall, that it might testify of that particular ray. Although its easy to disagree with some of what Emerson has to say, most of his ideas are very intelligent and should be considered. I have no churlish objection to the circumnavigation of the globe, for the purposes of art, of study, and benevolence, so that the man is first domesticated, or does not go abroad with the hope of finding somewhat greater than he knows. In Thebes, in Palmyra, his will and mind have become old and dilapidated as they. What is the aboriginal Self, on which a universal reliance may be grounded?
Shaping Self: A Push - Pull,