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" A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. "
The New Practical Shorthand Manual: A Complete and Comprehensive Exposition ... - Page 146
by Benn Pitman - 1892 - 170 pages
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought,...
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Cavell on Film

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 399 pages
...Construction and Criticism, dating from 1929: As Emerson says in his essay on "Self-Reliance": "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, . . . else to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...essay, JL "Self-Reliance," Emerson exhorts his readers to hear and respect their own intuition. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought,...
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Amerikaner in der Fremde: Humor als Überwindungsstrategie

Anahita Teymourian-Pesch - 2006 - 274 pages
...Saundra Morris [Hg.], WW Norton & Company, Inc. New York, London 2001, 95. 197 Vgl. hierzu: „A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. [...] The relations ofthe soul to the divine...
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The Goodly Word: The Puritan Influence in American Literature

Ellwood Johnson - 2005 - 281 pages
...Plato, Milton) "set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." Influence was the hobgoblin of Emerson's...
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The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

Jodi O'Brien - 2006 - 550 pages
...mentioned casually in passing. Perhaps the most fundamental basis of his thought is found in (2): "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." The key word is "flashes." In the context...
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito - 2005 - 210 pages
...does this around a figure that is sustained in Emerson and developed by Dewey. Emerson writes: "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within."9 This is an image that symbolizes the sense of being and becoming in the path of perfection....
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...world in which we do not live" (JMN 5:270). Later, in "Self-Reliance," we will be told that "a man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards or sages" (E&L 259). In the finale of Nature, following...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind 31 from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without...
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Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

Beatrice Hanssen - 2006 - 256 pages
...'Self-Reliance' (no more famous that it is unknown, to Benjamin for example), also about reading: 'A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages'? Doesn't Emerson confirm this advice in his...
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