Individualism, roughness, and self-trust are supposed to go with selfishness and a cold heart; but I suspect that is a prejudice.
What are the duties of the scholar and how are they comprised in self-trust?
Show clearly how Emerson bases his belief in self-trust on his belief in intuitions.
Then follows self-confidence, self-trust, self-effort, self-dependence.
For this self-trust, the reason is deeper than can be fathomed,—darker than can be enlightened.
It was the face of a man who might dupe himself as well as others, and do it with generous enthusiasm and self-trust.
Wordsworth had that self-trust which in the man of genius is sublime, and in the man of talent insufferable.
Self-reliance, or self-trust, is one of the principles Whitman announces in his "Laws for Creations."
And I grew strong in insolence of self-trust; and I laughed aloud as I dashed the sluggish water from side to side.
As self-trust may pass into self-sufficiency, so optimism, kindness, and good-will may grow into a habit of doting on everything.
c.1200, from Old Norse traust "help, confidence," from Proto-Germanic *traust- (cf. Old Frisian trast, Dutch troost "comfort, consolation," Old High German trost "trust, fidelity," German Trost "comfort, consolation," Gothic trausti "agreement, alliance"). Related to Old English treowian "to believe, trust," and treowe "faithful, trusty" (see true). Meaning "businesses organized to reduce competition" is recorded from 1877. Trust-buster is recorded from 1903.
early 13c., from Old Norse treysta "to trust," from traust (see trust (n.)). Related: Trusted; trusting.