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" Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine Providence has found for you; the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. "
Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series - Page 49
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The Puritan Origins of the American Self

Sacvan Bercovitch - 1975 - 250 pages
...thunder into Chatham's voice, and dignity into Washington's port, and America into Adam's eye. . . . Accept the place the divine providence has found for...of your contemporaries, the connection of events, . . . transcendent destiny; and . . . [become] guides, redeemers, and benefactors, obeying the Almighty...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 424 pages
...does not deliver. In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope. Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string....found for you; the society of your contemporaries, the connexion of events. Great men have always done so and confided themselves childlike to the genius...
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Urspr√ľnge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...verweist auf Psalm 115: "Not unto us give glory, but unto thy name." Cf. "Self-Reliance", CW II, p. 28: "Accept the place the divine Providence has found for you; the society of your contemporaries, the connexion of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius...
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Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West:

Ninian Smart, John Clayton, Patrick Sherry, Steven T. Katz - 1988 - 368 pages
...participate in the purposes of the Almighty. 'Trust thyself he says at the outset of 'SelfReliance', 'every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the Divine Providence has found for you. . . who would be a man must be a nonconformist. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your...
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New Essays on Rabbit Run

Stanley Trachtenberg, Emory Elliot - 1993 - 120 pages
...that individual nonconformity can be given direction and purpose because selfreliance is God-reliance: Great men have always done so and confided themselves...of their age, betraying their perception that the Eternal was stirring at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being."...
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The Political Writings

John Dewey - 1993 - 248 pages
...said that "society is everywhere in conspiracy against its members" also said, and in the same essay, "accept the place the divine providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." Now, when events are taken in disconnection and considered apart from the interactions due to the selecting...
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Cohesion and Dissent in America

Carol Colatrella, Joseph Alkana - 1994 - 252 pages
...'thus I willed it,'" Emerson's self-reliance is a mode of self-trust that calls upon the individual to "accept the place the divine providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." Where Nietzsche speaks in the far-future tense, addressing unknown, future friends, rare free spirits...
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The Concept of Faith: A Philosophical Investigation

William Lad Sessions, Mark S. McLeod - 1994 - 298 pages
...lacking; but what then might stand IO2. "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. . . . Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, beConfidence Model [ 97 in its place? Initially, one might think to distinguish two nonconfident conditions:...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...yesterdays are the blocks with which we build, says the poet again. We cannot choose the material. Accept the place the Divine Providence has found for you. The society of your contemporaries and the connection o{ events, says Emerson in that, to me, epochal paragraph. I pass it on to you....
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John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism

Alan Ryan, John Dewey, Edwin Burrage Child - 1995 - 414 pages
...and gain a content as they operate in remaking conditions."59 Appealing to Emerson's injunction to "accept the place the divine providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events," Dewey ends with this thought: "To gain an integrated individuality, each of us needs to cultivate his...
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