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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote


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

15 responses to “Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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