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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,... "
Essays - Page 68
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...considered ? 43. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but,...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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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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Rudiments of Public Speaking and Debate: Or, Hints on the Application of Logic

George Jacob Holyoake - 1853 - 129 pages
...Insist on yourself," says he, " never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment, with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...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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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
...IMITATION. — Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...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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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1856 - 552 pages
...satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...can, till that person has exhibited it Where is the roaster who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin,...
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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
...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 each can do best, none bnt his Maker can teach him. No lii:iii yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited...
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The New School Reader

Charles Walton Sanders - 1859
...KHKB8OX. 1. Insist on 3rourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but...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
...SELF-RELIANCE. 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 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
...SELF-RELIANCE. 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 ot another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his...
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