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" Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. "
The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America - Page 151
by Fredrika Bremer - 1858
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God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America

Robert J. Higgs
...summarizes the position: "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society...of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...the blocks with which we build, says the poet again. We cannot choose the material. Accept the place the Divine Providence has found for you. The society of your contemporaries and the connection of events, says Emerson in that, to me, epochal paragraph. I pass it on to you....
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John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism

Alan Ryan, John Dewey, Edwin Burrage Child - 1995 - 414 pages
...content as they operate in remaking conditions."59 Appealing to Emerson's injunction to "accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society...of your contemporaries, the connection of events," Dewey ends with this thought: "To gain an integrated individuality, each of us needs to cultivate his...
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If You Want What We Have: Sponsorship Meditations

Joan Larkin - 1998 - 366 pages
...the opportunity for growth that the presence of someone in my life offers me. 239 Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society...of your contemporaries, the connection of events. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Every time I look down the list of Steps, I get scared. The Ninth Step scares me...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. 3302 Accept the place 18 Religlo Medici We term sleep a death, and yet it...is waking that kills us, and destroys those spirit 3303 All the great speakers were bad speakers at first. 3304 All history is but the lengthened shadow...
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The Good Life

Charles B. Guignon - 1999 - 325 pages
...befriends; no invention, no hope. Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society...of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all...
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The Architecture of Bart Prince: A Pragmatics of Place

Christopher Curtis Mead, Professor of Architecture and Art History Presidential Teaching Fellow Christopher Curtis Mead - 1999 - 180 pages
...classically American. Ralph Waldo Emerson called it "Self-Reliance" in 1841: "Great men have always . . . confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...a "rejecter of all that is," but, as Emerson said in "Self-Reliance," must rather "accept the place the divine Providence has found for you; the society of your contemporaries, the connexion of events" (28). Emerson admits that there is a pathology in trifling and an unworthiness...
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Myth and Meaning, Myth and Order

Stephen C. Ausband - 2000 - 124 pages
...in the work of both men: Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society...done so, and confided themselves childlike to the spirit of their age, betraying their perception the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Living

Georgene Muller Lockwood - 2000 - 290 pages
...the future. Simple Wisdom "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Simple Wisdom "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent...
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