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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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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations, Volume 4

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1910
...sir, in your modest attempt. Remember this, however, that the greatest reason is always the truest. You will always find those who think they know what is your duty far better than you know it yourself, so go to the Sunday School if they bid you; there 'sa good boy....
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Vocal Expression: A Class-book of Voice Training and Interpretation

Katherine Jewell Everts - 1911 - 330 pages
...and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. . . . 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 Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Being Extracts from His Prose and Verse

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 163 pages
...only one side of nature — the sweet, without the other side — the bitter. Spiritual Laws. w HAT I must do, is all that concerns me; not what the people...those who think they know what is your duty better Selftrust GreatInde pend The World Spirit than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...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...serve for the whole distinction between greatness and 10 meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your...
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Youth and Opportunity: Being Chapters on the Factors of Success

Thomas Tapper - 1912 - 301 pages
...threescore years of time holds an eternity fearfully and wonderfully hidden. — CABLYLE. EFFICIENCY 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...
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College Life, Its Conditions and Problems: A Selection of Essays for Use in ...

Maurice Garland Fulton - 1914 - 524 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...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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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, Volume 30

1914
...right — a selfstarter, with an automatic horn that would wake the dead." — Hospital Topics. 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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Readings from American Literature: A Textbook for Schools and Colleges

Mary Edwards Calhoun, Emma Lenore MacAlarney - 1915 - 635 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's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...of my fellows any secondary testimony. .• What I must do is all that concerns me ; not what the 20 people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual...think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy 25 in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after...
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Composition and Rhetoric

Henry Wyman Holmes, Oscar Charles Gallagher - 1917 - 353 pages
...a new song. (g) Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. (h) What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. (i) The world in which we live has been variously said and sung by the most ingenious poets and philosophers....
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