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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 of nourishing... "
Everybody's Writing-desk Book - Page 115
by Charles Nisbet, Don Lemon - 1892 - 310 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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 - 303 pages
...suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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
...suicide ; that he must take himself for better for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can...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, nor...
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