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" Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best,... "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 58
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 pages
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...satisfied also. Jnsist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with tne cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton....
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...findjhemselves fitted, jand taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton....
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whnle life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...My giant goes with me wherever I go." '' It was in his own mind that the artist sought his model" " That which each can do best none but his Maker can teach him." " Every great man is an unique." " Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles." His...
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