Top 10 Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"

1To be great is to be misunderstood

2For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasures

3A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

4Travelling is a fool's paradise

5Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string.

6But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature...

7What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.

8There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance

9Insist on yourself; never imitate

10Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.