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" The man must be so much that he must make all circumstances indifferent. Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age ; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design; and posterity seem to follow his steps as a train... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 55
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...is nature. He measures you, and all men, and all events. You are constrained to accept his standard. Ordinarily everybody in society reminds us of somewhat...much that he must make all circumstances indifferent, put all means into the shade. This all great men are and do. Every true man is a cause, 17. What qualities...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...you, and all men, and all events. You are constrained to accept his standard. Ordinarily every body in society reminds us of somewhat else or of some...much that he must make all circumstances indifferent, — put all means into the shade. This all great men are and do. Every true man is a cause, a country,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...Where he is, there is nature. He measures you, and all men, and all events. Ordinarily, every body in society reminds us of somewhat else, or of some...he must make all circumstances indifferent. Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age ; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...you, and all men, and all events. You are constrained to accept his standard. Ordinarily every body in society reminds us of somewhat else, or of some...much that he must make all circumstances indifferent, — put all means into the shade. This all great men are and do. Every true man is a cause, a country,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...you, and all men, and all events. You are constrained to accept his standard. Ordinarily every body in society reminds us of somewhat else, or of some...much that he must make all circumstances indifferent, — put all means into the shade. This all great men are and do. Every true man is a cause, a country,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...Where he is, there is nature. He measures you, and all men, and all events. Ordinarily, every body in society reminds us of somewhat else, or of some...he must make all circumstances indifferent. Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age ; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...Where he is, there is nature. He measures you, and all men, and all events. Ordinarily, every body in society reminds us of somewhat else, or of some...he must make all circumstances indifferent. Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age ; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...constrained to accept his standard. Ordinarily every body in society reminds us of somewhat else or some other person. Character, reality, reminds you...much that he must make all circumstances indifferent, — put all means into the shade. This all great men are and do. Every true man is a cause, a country,...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...everybody in society reminds us of somewhat else or of some other person. Character, reality, reminds yon of nothing else. It takes place of the whole creation....he must make all circumstances indifferent. Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age ; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...constrained to accept his standard. Ordinarily everybody in society reminds us of somewhat else or some other person. Character, reality, reminds you...much that he must make all circumstances indifferent, — put all means into the shade. This all great men are and do. Every true man is a cause, a country,...
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