These quotes were previously posted on this blog on March 4, 2004.

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius.

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion.

God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.

Trust thyself: every heart vibtates to that iron string.

– From Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson