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" It is only as a man puts off from himself all external support and stands alone that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a man better than a town? Ask nothing of men, and, in the endless mutation,... "
Essays, First Series - Page 87
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 290 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 168 pages
...from himself all external support and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...mutation, thou only firm column must presently appear gain anything in acquiring property ? in inheriting it ? If we make a government, is it want of self-reliance...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 324 pages
...from himself all external support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and^ JfeJJjeyail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...all that surrounds thee. He who knows that power is in the soul, that he~fcrwe!3"k only because he has looked for good out of him and elsewhere, and so...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 396 pages
...from himself all external support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...in the endless mutation, thou only firm column must appear the upholder of all that surroiuids thee. He who knows that power is in the soul, that he is...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844 - 638 pages
...from himself all external support and stands alone, that I see him to be strong nnd to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...presently appear the upholder of all that surrounds tbce. He who knows that power is in the son], that he is weak only because he has looked for good out...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844 - 648 pages
...from himself all external support and stands alone, thai I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a man belter than a town ? Ask nothing of men, and, in the endless mutation, thou only firm column must presently...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 384 pages
...from himself all external support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...all that surrounds thee. He who knows that power is in the soul, that he is weak only because he has looked for good out of him and elsewhere, and so perceiving,...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 400 pages
...from himself all external support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...all that surrounds thee. He who knows that power is in the soul, that he is weak only because he has looked for good out of him and elsewhere, and so perceiving,...
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Twelve essays [comprising Essays, 1st ser.].

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1849 - 270 pages
...from himself all external support and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...all that surrounds thee. He who knows that power is in the soul, that he is weak only because he has looked for good out of him and elsewhere, and so perceiving,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 270 pages
...from himself all external support and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...all that surrounds thee. He who knows that power is in the soul, that he is weak only because he has looked for good out of him and a elsewhere, and so...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 354 pages
...man puts off all foreign support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail. He is weaker by every recruit to his banner. Is not a...nothing of men, and in the endless mutation, thou only fiwn column must presently appear the upholder of all ihat surrounds thee. He who knows that power...
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