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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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Americans

Stuart Pratt Sherman - 1922 - 336 pages
...in the name of sincerity, truth, actuality. "Whoso would be a man," he declares in "Self-Reliance," "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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The Literary Digest International Book Review

Clifford Smyth - 1925
...— such a man would scarcely be set down as a classicist. Neither does this sound like conservatism: "Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist. He...who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered l>y the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothinc is at last sacred but the integrity...
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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 141 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 + oo nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low,...
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The Genius of America: Studies in Behalf of the Younger Generation

Stuart Pratt Sherman - 1923 - 267 pages
...sincerity, truth, and actuality. 'Whoso would be a man,' he declared in his famous essay on Self-Reliance, 'must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal...of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness.' No American ever lived whose personal life was more exemplary; or who expressed such perfect disdain...
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Die Akademie: eine Sammlung von Aufsätzen aus dem Arbeitskreis der ...

Rolf Hoffmann - 1924
...Sittlichkeit. »Whoso would be a man«, sagt Emerson, »must be a nonconformist«. Und er fügt hinzu: »He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered...of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness«. Emersons Moralkritik wendet sich mit freimütiger Kühnheit gegen soziale, kirchliche, konventionelle...
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The Essential American Tradition: An Anthology of Striking and Significant ...

Jesse Lee Bennett - 1925 - 332 pages
...to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most requests is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves...not realities and creators, but names and customs. Extracts from "The American Scholar" — an address delivered at the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge,...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pages
...is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members . . . The virtue in most requests is conformity. Selfreliance is its aversion. It loves...not realities and creators, but names and customs. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, poet, philosopher Never speak disrespectfully of...
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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul: A Study of Heroic ...

Leslie Paul Thiele, Marshall Cohen - 1990 - 233 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." 38 socialization. Nietzsche was not party to the conspiracy theory of morality and civil society. Morality,...
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The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Robert Watson Gordon - 1992 - 323 pages
...(Chicago, 1898), 7 n.3_ Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was certainly read by Holmes, similarly observed: "The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance...not realities and creators, but names and customs"; "Self-reliance," in The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 2 (Boston & New York, 1903), 50....
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Terrible Sociability: The Text of Manners in Laclos, Goethe, and James

Susan Winnett - 1993 - 245 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" (Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance," in Selected Writings of Emerson, ed. Brooks Atkinson [New York:...
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