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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... "
Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series - Page 55
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...secondary testimony. " What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life,...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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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...secondary testimony. What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life,...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, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...secondary testimony. What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life,...world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after your own ; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life,...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 our own; but the great man is...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...secondary testimony. 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 hetween greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...customs. INDEPENDENCE. — What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life,...always find those who think they know what is your duty belter than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for ..., Volume 1

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...intellectual life, may serve for •><Hi between greatness and meanness. Tt is the harder because n(i those who think they know what is your duty better than you asy in the world to livu after the world's opinion ; it is easy in after our own ; but tho givat mau...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual ; I r v. and-in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction...the harder, because you will always find those who tliink they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the...
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...the people think. This rule, equally arduous In actual and In Intellectual life, may serve for tbe whole distinction between greatness and meanness....always find those who think they know what is your duty bettor than yo|> know It It is easy in the world to Uve after the world's opinion; ft Is easy In solitude...
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...thus explains it: What I must do Is all that concerns me, and not what the people think. This rale, equally arduous In actual and in intellectual life,...distinction between greatness and meanness. It is tbe harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you...
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