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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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Writing for Her Life: The Novelist Mildred Walker

Ripley S. Hugo - 2003 - 286 pages
...the inkwell—some quotation or idea he had scribbled down." The quotation is from Emerson: " 'What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.' Emerson, of course. Emerson had said so many things he had taken unto himself." Mark continues to think...
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Musings of a Thelemite

Frater Da'neos - 2003 - 164 pages
...that indeed happens to be the case, I shouldn't be very much bothered, for as Emerson has said, "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think."3 By the time I actually have a published copy of this book I will most likely disagree with...
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Happiness Paradox

Ziyad Marar - 2003 - 207 pages
...the search for basic inner truths that are so fundamental to the modern American self concept. 'What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.''4 Break away from the erosion of our 'self trust', he urges, from consistency, 'the hobgoblin...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady— What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 pages
...am, 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...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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10 Quotes: Inspire and Motivate

Sura College of Competition - 2004
...life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! - Ralph Waldo Emerson 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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Socialism in America

John L. Bowman - 2004 - 356 pages
...individualism. and authority of the soul".52 He rails against the coercive and collective group when he writes "you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it," and "...do not tell me. ..of my obligations to put all poor men in good situations".52 He lashed...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...am, 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...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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The Advanced Course in Personal Magnetism

Theron Q. Dumont - 2005 - 232 pages
...happiness often develop from things that at first were gloomy and unpleasant. THE OPINIONS OF OTHEBS. "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think." — Emerson, A great many people are over sensitive to the criticism of the world. But the people that...
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Every Move You Make

M. William Phelps - 2005 - 496 pages
...in this book actually happened. — M. William Phelps March 2005 PARJ1 LADY IN RED CHAPTER. 1 What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. . . . You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It...
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