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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

  • October 17, 2015

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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15 Comments on Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

  • Maury Cheskes says:
    November 3, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Thanks, Ralph! It’s uplifting to know that there’s merit in being yourself, even when the world tries to suck you into what’s right and wrong. Being homogeneous sounds empty to me, especially if it is just to please others.

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  • Kurt says:
    November 2, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    This is how the world should work but unfortunately the reverse is happening. I cannot blame those who tries to be someone else they are not because we all long for approval. May it be by family, by peers or by the world. I have been that route before.

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  • brainedet says:
    November 2, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    I think we owe ourselves this selfishness. I love myself alot and I refused to be corced into any form of things that doesn’t benefit me.

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  • Daphne says:
    November 2, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Being able to stick to your values regardless of all the societal pressures is truly an achievement. I can’t refute that at all!

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  • Oliver says:
    November 2, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    I totally agree with the message behind this quote. Always stay true to yourself no matter what.

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  • Patricia says:
    November 2, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    With the rise of social media it is even more difficult to be yourself. Everything is working to make us not be ourselves.

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  • Meg W says:
    November 2, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to be yourself with all the pressures from today’s society. Being yourself is truly an accomplishment under such circumstances.

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  • Roy says:
    November 2, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Very powerful words indeed. We should never let our environment define us.

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  • Meldred Judith says:
    November 2, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    You just have to be yourself always. Not going with the flow is your best gift to yourself.

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  • michaelower says:
    November 2, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    That’s so true..I don’t allow the world to dictate my personality..great quote

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  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    November 2, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Everyone one wish to be famous and seen, used as a mentor. So the quote is very true and well said. Thanks for sharing this reasonable quote.

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  • jolly555 says:
    November 2, 2019 at 6:04 AM

    This is so true, people are always looking for ways for others to conform to, forgetting that we are all different and we should behave differently.

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  • Segun OGUNYEMI says:
    November 2, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    To be yourself is the greatest accomplishment as quoted by Ralph. Also, for you to be yourself; you have to love yourself. Thanks Tom for bringing this to the table.

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  • Danielle M says:
    November 1, 2019 at 11:41 PM

    Yes it is. Sometimes the world makes people feel that been themselves is not enough.

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  • Adesoji OGUNBADE says:
    November 1, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Been yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else us really tasky. You feel rejected and abandoned. To not mind and be yourself is truly the greatest achievement. Great quote Toms

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