Other Stuff Quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Posted on October 17, 2015January 6, 2016 by Thomas Slatin “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Sharing Is Caring...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInRedditMorePrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Post Navigation Previous Post Empty Inside Next Post Falling Slowly 15 thoughts on “Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote” 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 Loading... Reply Yes it is. Sometimes the world makes people feel that been themselves is not enough. Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply That’s so true..I don’t allow the world to dictate my personality..great quote Loading... Reply You just have to be yourself always. Not going with the flow is your best gift to yourself. Loading... Reply Very powerful words indeed. We should never let our environment define us. Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply With the rise of social media it is even more difficult to be yourself. Everything is working to make us not be ourselves. Loading... Reply I totally agree with the message behind this quote. Always stay true to yourself no matter what. Loading... Reply Being able to stick to your values regardless of all the societal pressures is truly an achievement. I can’t refute that at all! Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply 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. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.