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" What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between- greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those... "
So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance - Page 9
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 pages
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I'll Be The Parent, You Be The Child: Encourage Excellence, Set Limits, And ...

Paul Kropp - 2007 - 288 pages
...and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows, any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...whole distinction between greatness and meanness. Of course Emerson's essays are no longer taught in schools. They've been replaced by pamphlets with...
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I'll Be The Parent, You Be The Child: Encourage Excellence, Set Limits, And ...

Paul Kropp - 2007 - 288 pages
...and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows, any secondary testimony What \ must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...whole distinction between greatness and meanness. Of course Emerson's essays are no longer taught in schools. They've been replaced by pamphlets with...
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The Secret Creator Within: 23 Ways to Awaken Your Creative Genius

Victor K. Pryles - 2002
...the courage to say so publicly when it counted?) * What I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual...whole distinction between greatness and meanness. * We pass for what we are. Character teaches above our wills. Men imagine that they communicate their...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...duty, and leave the rest to heaven." — Pierre Corneille "Every man's task is his life preserver." — "You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it." — Emerson "It is better to do your duty, however imperfectly, than to assume the duties of another...
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Conversations with Pragmatism: A Multi-disciplinary Study

Paul Custodio Bube, Jeffrey L. Geller - 2002 - 126 pages
...Chancellor represent Emerson's philosophy of self-reliant self containment in which he states: "What 1 must do is all that concerns me. not what the people think" 1Emerson 1511. lf Miss Birdseye's personal mission to those in bondage has long since past, still,...
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Wisdom Through the Ages

Helen Granat - 2003 - 281 pages
...societies may delight the unthinking and the gay, but solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. ANONYMOUS What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...meanness. It is the harder because you will always End those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

...I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but...
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Aspire to Something Higher: A Pocket Book of Inspired Thoughts

Shawn Bremner - 2003 - 127 pages
...The rest are herds; he uses; they are used. He is the Maker; they are the made. -Emerson 339) What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder...
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Authority and Reform: Religious and Educational Discourses in Nineteenth ...

Mark G. Vásquez - 2003 - 393 pages
...a nonconformist"; "Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule"; "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think"; "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"; "I suppose no man can violate his nature";...
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Emerson

Lawrence Buell - 2004 - 416 pages
...proper to conduct oneself is explained in terms of how it is best for a human being to be."'s "What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think" (W 2: 31). Underneath (or above) venial distractions and self-divisions is the assumption of a core...
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