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" What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between- greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those... "
So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance - Page 9
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows, any secondary testimony. " What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what the...always find those who think they know what is your dnty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...to him ? Does E. mean that it makes no difference whether our actions are excellent or not? 9. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows, any secondary testimony. " What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what the...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...do not need fpr my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testi, mony. . What t must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what the...whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It_is the harder, because ypu will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world tolive after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live afier...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction hetween greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they...
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