Self Reliance and Other Essays

2 quotes meaning

what do these mean; who and what was he talking about?

“A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.”

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph

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A job well done makes for a happy man. This is a general statement.

You are the only one who can make yourself truly happy; peace comes from accomplishments and principles. This again is a general statement.

1. This speaks to the individual work ethic. Working hard and doing one's best brings about a sense of pride: It makes a man content and happy.

2. Believing in yourself, even against the odds is a very American trait. Emerson felt that overcoming your obstacles using without compromising your individual values is truly a victory.