Emerson’s method of writing was to gather fragments of thoughts he collected in his desk and piece them together into an essay. Thus, you may have discerned a theme in reading Self-Reliance, but the essay often feels fragmented. Still, this essay remains one of the most quotes essays in American literature.
Select one sentence of passage that strikes you as profound. What is revelatory about it and why do you think the sentiment still relevant or important today?

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