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" There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel... "
History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 42
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do ; nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

1844
...ignorance, that imitation is suicide, that he must take himself for better for worse, as his portion. — The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. — Trust thyself ; every heart...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 37

1844
...ignorance, that imitation is suicide, that he must take himself for better for worse, as his portion. — The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. — Trust thyself; every heart vibrates...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is...power which resides in him is new in nature, and none hut he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is...resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character,...
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