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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,... "
The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 44
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 pages
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be 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 of the adopted talent of another, you have...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...house in which all these ifill find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...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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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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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
...sparkle before them, and gluts them with every change of visionary luxury. — Johnson. IMITATION. — Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...talent of another. you have only an extemporaneous, half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. — Emerson. IMMORTALITY....
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Rudiments of Public Speaking and Debate: Or, Hints on the Application of Logic

George Jacob Holyoake - 1853 - 129 pages
...Emerson, above all men, has written the philosophy of Originality : — " Insist on yourself," says he, " never imitate. Your own gift you can present every...you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. The way to speak and write what shall not go out of fashion, is to speak and write sincerely. Take...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...cultivation ; but of the 1 adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. IThat which each can' do best, none but his Maker can teach...man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person v has exhibited it. Where is the master who could •have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 740 pages
...sentiment will be satisfied also. SELF-RELIANCE. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift yon can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; bnt of the adopted talent of another, TOO have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which...
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The New School Reader

Charles Walton Sanders - 1859
...poets: born at Florence, Anno Domini 1265. SELF-RELIANCE. Ii. WALDO KHKB8OX. 1. Insist on 3rourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every...extemporaneous, half- possession. That which each can do test, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 784 pages
...all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. SELF-RELIANCE. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another jou have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can...
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Readings for Young Men, Merchants, and Men of Business

1859 - 172 pages
...preachers can receive,—let your conduct, by embodying the text, do credit to the sermon. SELF-RELIANCE. INSIST on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent ot another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his...
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