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" No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it. "
Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series - Page 52
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...Good and bad," says he, " are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it." This doctrine (though true) is liable to much misinterpretation; especially in the vague and paradoxical...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...is meant by : " Absolve you to yourself " ? Ought we to care for the opinion of others ? Why is E. only wrong what is against it. A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if everything were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...my nature. Good and bad are but names, very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what...societies and dead institutions. Every decent and well«/ spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right. I ought to go upright and vital,...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 11

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1841
...my nature. Good and bad are but names, very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what...if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he." — p. 50. And, again, " Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule....
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...Good and bad," says he, " are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it." This doctrine (though true) is liable to much misinterpretation ; especially in the vague and paradoxical...
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Human nature, a philosophical exposition of the divine institution of reward ...

Human nature - 1844
...this source. " Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this, the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it."* A philosophical and true standard of right and wrong, good and evil, to which every action may be referred,...
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Human Nature: A Philosophical Exposition of the Divine Institution of Reward ...

1844 - 91 pages
...this source. " Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this, the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it."* A philosophical and true standard of right and wrong, good and evil, to which every action may be referred,...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844
...my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution ; the only wrong, what is against it." . . . . " Perhaps, if we should meet Shnkspcare, we should not be conscious of any steep inferiority...
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The Water Cure Journal and Hygienic Magazine, Volume 1

1848
...my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what...thing were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed hoV easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. Every decent...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what...carry himself in the presence, of all opposition as if everything were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges...
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