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" It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "
Essays - Page 54
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 10. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force....
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 64

1868
...the world whips you with its displeasure. And therefore a man must know how to estimate a sour face." It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. || To apply a verse of Keble's, let the world take him as it may, he will not change his road. Or as...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is...solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is be who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "The...
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The Unitarian Annual Register, for the Year ...

1845
...appear from 31 Wed. 7 8 4 62 morn. 6 19 meridian to sunset." — Christopher North. The Great Man. " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — RW Emerson. Have glazed the snow, and clothed the trees with ice, When the slant sun of February...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is...perfect •sweetness the independence of solitude. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is...world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after your own ; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the...
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Papers on Wesleyan matters

...the vessel also there — a monument of God's protecting care and man's weakness. TRUE WISDOM. — It is easy in the world to live after the world's...crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, says :• — "Chalmers in Scotland, Arnold in England, and...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is...duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world tolive after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live afier our own; but the great man is...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...life, may serve for the whole distinction hetween greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is...duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world tolive after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is...
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Eliza Cook's journal, Volume 2

...— the greater part of the world might suhscrihe it, without deviating from the strictest veracity. IT is easy in the world to live after the world's...opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; hut the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence...
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