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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... "
Report - Page 163
by New Hampshire. State Department of Health - 1887
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...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...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...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;...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...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...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...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;...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...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;...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...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...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none hut he knows what that is...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...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...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...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...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...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...toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is...
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Seed-grain for Thought and Discussion, Volume 1

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1856
...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;...on that plot of ground which is given him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do,...
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