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" 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. "
Essays - Page 45
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your nwp thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that jg gfip'" 81 - Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense ; for the inmost in...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...with the she.wolfs teat: Wintered with the hawk and fox. Power and speed be hands and feet. I BEAD the other day some verses written by an eminent painter...true for you in your private heart, is true for all men,—that is genius. Speak your latent conviction and it shall be the universal sense; for always...
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The English Review, Volume 12

1849
...Essay on " Self- Reliance " meets us next, and this is bolder still. " To believe your own thoughts, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is Genius." And happily this genius, we find, may be the lot of all, at least of every Emersonian : the fact is...
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The English Review, Volumes 11-12

1849
...Essay on " Self-Reliance 1 " meets us next, and this is bolder still. " To believe your own thoughts. to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is HIM for all men,—that is Genius." And happily this genius, we find, may be the lot of all, at least...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject...conviction, and it shall be the universal sense ; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost, — and our first thought is rendered back to us by the...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject...conviction, and it shall be the universal sense ; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost, — and our first thought is rendered back to us by the...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 28

1850
...thus taught what is genius: — "To believe your own thought, to believe that which is true for yon in your private heart, is true for all men — that is genius." We believe that the history of certain human opinioas, which have been put-forth as the sincere convictioas...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject...conviction and it shall be the universal sense ; for the inmost becomes in due time the outmost, — and our first thought is rendered back to us by the...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1906
...bottom until he thought the truth was reached. He believed in his own thoughts, and, as Emerson said, ' To believe your own thought, to believe that what...private heart is true for all men, that is genius.' Then he had a splendid boldness in brushing difficulties aside, following Lord Bacon's aphorism —...
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Truth, Love, Joy, Or, The Garden of Eden and Its Fruits

E. M. King - 1864 - 416 pages
...encouraged through him to think my own thoughts. Such sentences as these have been golden mottos to me: " To believe your own thought; to believe that what...true for you in your private heart is true for all men—that is genius." " He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness,...
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