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" Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater.... "
Essays: First Series - Page 46
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Being Extracts from His Prose and Verse

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 163 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self Reliance. THE gentleman is a man of truth, lord of his own actions, and expressing that lordship...
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College Sermons

Langdon Cheeves Stewardson - 1913 - 332 pages
...in which the rrfembers agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...customs. "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." The question is, therefore, do you wish to be a man? If you do, then you must insist on claiming as...
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The Vision Splendid: A Story of Today

William MacLeod Raine - 1913 - 331 pages
...to the ghosts of dead yesterdays that rule to-day. "Whoso would be a man must be a Bon-conformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but mast explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." —...
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Mental and Physical Ease and Supremacy: Being a Practical Adaptation of ...

Cyris Franklin Leavitt - 1914 - 389 pages
...life? I believe it is. So I welcome it, heeding only to make sure of its place and accompaniments. "He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered...of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness." "It is only as a man puts off all foreign support and stands alone that I see him to be strong and...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most 5 request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion....by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be good- 10 ness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind. Absolve you to yourself,...
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a history of american literature

fred lewis pattee - 1915
...wild dreams as solemn fact. He read Emerson and adopted his philosophy literally and completely: '' Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." "He...palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness." "Insist on yourself; never imitate." "Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For...
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English and Engineering

Frank Aydelotte - 1917 - 390 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...not realities and creators, but names and customs. The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or...
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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realties and creators, but names and customs. <I We can drive a stone upward for a moment into the...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
...in the name of sincerity, truth, actuality. "Whoso would be a man," he declares in "SelfReliance," "must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal...of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness." He does not take up the virtues so methodically and exhaustively as Franklin does. That is mainly because...
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Rough-hewn

Dorothy Canfield Fisher - 1922 - 502 pages
...in which the members agree, for the better securing of the bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in...customs. Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. . . . "The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past...
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