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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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The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit

Ralph Waldo Trine - 1917 - 241 pages
...lives have been lives of accomplishment and service for their fellow-men. Emerson, who said: "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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Essays for College English

James Cloyd Bowman - 1918 - 474 pages
...that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men did, 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 luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought,...
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Developing Executive Ability

Enoch Burton Gowin - 1919 - 486 pages
...themselves. "Trust thyself," says Ralph Waldo Emerson, "every heart vibrates to that iron string. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages." The man who would accomplish exceptional...
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Century Readings for a Course in American Literature

1919
...that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man we tread, s And sorrow crown each lingering year. No path we shun, no darkness dread. Our hearts more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought,...
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A Short History of American Literature

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1919 - 490 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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Back to the Bible: Or, The New Protestantism

George McCready Price - 1920 - 235 pages
...men, — that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense. ... A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of bards and sages." We have seen several examples of how this method works in...
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Types of the Essay

Benjamin Alexander Heydrick - 1921 - 373 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 from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought,...
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City Homes on Country Lanes: Philosophy and Practice of the Home-in-a-garden

William Ellsworth SMYTHE - 1921 - 270 pages
...orator himself realized all that he was saying; or whether he simply followed Emerson's counsel : "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages." Consciously or unconsciously, he reflected...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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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Shelburne Essays: A New England group and others

Paul Elmer More - 1921
...implicit, in any one of his great passages: — the clear call to self-reliance, announcing that "a man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within"; the firm assurance that, through all the balanced play of circumstance, " there is a deeper fact in...
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