Self Reliance and Other Essays


what does this quote mean?? like who and what was he talking about?

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”

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Emerson was all about self-reliance. He disliked government involvement in people's lives. He felt that only the individual is responsible for themselves hence "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." With that people must also live by principle and not become corrupt and give in to populist propaganda.

whats the triumph of principles mean?

If you hold your beliefs and never waver and practice what you believe in.


That definitely fits the description of what Aslan said GS.

Yes I agree with you GS and Aslan