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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 who... "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your dnty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to...objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to yon, is, that it scatters your force. It loses your time, and blurs the impression of your character....
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...value 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...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 10. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force....
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 64

1868
...the world whips you with its displeasure. And therefore a man must know how to estimate a sour face." It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. || To apply a verse of Keble's, let the world take him as it may, he will not change his road. Or as...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...diet and bleeding. My life should be unique ; it should be an alms, a battle, a conquest, a medicine. I ask primary evidence that you are a man, and refuse...solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is be who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "The...
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The Unitarian Annual Register, for the Year ...

1845
...appear from 31 Wed. 7 8 4 62 morn. 6 19 meridian to sunset." — Christopher North. The Great Man. " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — RW Emerson. Have glazed the snow, and clothed the trees with ice, When the slant sun of February...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...succumb 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...perfect •sweetness the independence of solitude. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his...
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 pages
...he is to combat - infidelity - and - vice. And - what avails - a weapon - without skill - to wield it ? It is easy - in the world - to live - after the...perfect sweetness - the independence - of solitude. The material cause, — the trumpet - sounds - because - 'tis made - of metal. The formal cause, — the...
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Papers on Wesleyan matters

...the vessel also there — a monument of God's protecting care and man's weakness. TRUE WISDOM. — It is easy in the world to live after the world's...crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, says :• — "Chalmers in Scotland, Arnold in England, and...
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Eliza Cook's journal, Volume 2

...— the greater part of the world might suhscrihe it, without deviating from the strictest veracity. IT is easy in the world to live after the world's...opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; hut the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850
...Selfreliance is its aversion — it loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. INDEPENDENCE. — What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what...is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the groat man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude....
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