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" It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "
Twelve Essays - Page 45
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who, in the midst...objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to yon, is, that it scatters your force. It loses your time, and blurs the impression of your character....
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 10. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force....
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 64

1868
...face." It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. || To apply a verse of Keble's, let the world take him as it may, he will not change his road. Or as...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-Society, vote with a great party either for the Government or against it, spread your table like...
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The Unitarian Annual Register, for the Year ...

1845
..." It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — RW Emerson. Have glazed the snow, and clothed the trees with ice, When the slant sun of February...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after your own ; but the great man is he who, in the midst of...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-Society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst...perfect •sweetness the independence of solitude. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...it. It is easy in the world tolive after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the Government or against it, spread your table like...
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 pages
...- in the world - to live - after the world's opinion ; - it is easy - in solitude - to live - after our own ; - but - the great man - is he - who, - in...perfect sweetness - the independence - of solitude. The material cause, — the trumpet - sounds - because - 'tis made - of metal. The formal cause, — the...
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