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" Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no man... "
The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 23
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 59 pages
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1841
...exclaim the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood. Misunderstood! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being, as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 12; Volume 76

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1842
...and wilfulness have not thwarted, have not aided to an appreciable degree.'—Essay xi., p. 330. ' I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being, as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere.'—Essay...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...though it contradict every thing you said to-day. —'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being,as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor does...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor does...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood. Misunderstood ? It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is t<y be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...exclaimed the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood. Misunderstood! It is aright fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor does...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...it contradict every thing you said to-day. —' Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being,as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor does...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...it contradict every thing you said to-day. —' Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of bis being,as the inequalities of Andes and Himmaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850
...the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY.—Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. " Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood." Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras...sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being as the inequalities of Andes and Himraaleh are insignificant in the curve of the sphere. Nor...
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