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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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Helps by the Way

1886 - 197 pages
...take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. — John xvii. 15. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
...anil 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 American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 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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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. August Twenty-fourth. August Twenty-fifth. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. August Twenty-sixth. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1894 - 322 pages
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assuiance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people...always find those who think they know what is your duly better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy...
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A Painter's Camp

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - 1895
...it in the highest attainable state of efficiency. CHAPTER VI. WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK. •' "IT THAT 1 must do is all that concerns me, not » » what the people think. This rule," says Emerson, " equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 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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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 13

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar, which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. 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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Don't-worry Nuggets: Epictetus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Eliot, Robert ...

1899 - 118 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 Victory of the Will

Victor Charbonnel - 1899 - 331 pages
...virtue. " What I must do," says Emerson, " is all that concerns me ; 40 The Awakening of the Conscience not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous...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...
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