Self Reliance

  • by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Narrated by Alana Munro
  • 1 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The most thorough statement of one of Emerson's recurrent themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas. It is the source of one of Emerson's most famous quotations, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." This essay is considered a watershed moment in which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. An American classic.


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Full of inspiring, ever-lasting words of wisdom, to give you nurturing and extra motivation. Worth reading!
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- Reginald pelle

Great philosophy for modern times

The whole book is superb, it contains a philosophy that the Western World is sadly forgetting about and I recommend to read it often in order to survive in modern world's confusion. However I find the narrator's accent and voice difficult to understand in this version.
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- Isidrums

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2012
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media