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" The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
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Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition

Jim Cullen - 2005 - 262 pages
...been. TOM JO AI)'S CHI I, I) RKX The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a d1nner, and would d1sda1n as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. RALPH WALDO EME RSON , "Self- Reliance" I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they...
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The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (New ...

Bryan Caplan - 2008 - 276 pages
...Emerson does in his essay "Self-Reliance." He paints truth-seeking as not merely responsible, but heroic: The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner,...conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. How is a boy the master of society; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on such...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 pages
...voice is sufficiently clear and emphatic. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold, then, he will know how to make us seniors...healthy attitude of human nature. A boy is in the parlour what the pit is in the playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on...
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The Chautauquan: Organ of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle

1900
...you may awake to the fact that you have an intellect, an awakening that is of immense significance: "A boy is in the parlor what the pit is in the playhouse ; independent, irresponsible." "See what strong intellects dare not yet hear God Himself unless He speak the phraseology of I know...
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