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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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Sinclair Ross's As for Me and My House: Five Decades of Criticism

David Stouck - 1991 - 238 pages
...your duty better than you know it/ one must inevitably follow the call of one's convictions, for 'What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think/ even though in a superficial sense 'It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion' (893)....
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New Adam: The Future of Male Spirituality

Philip Leroy Culbertson - 175 pages
...is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. . . .You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it." To those who seek change, courage is available within the community of changing men, and through...
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Unity, Volume 28

1908
...dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive." — I. Cor. 15:21. Y\,rHAT I MUST DO, is all that concerns me, .not what the...meanness. It is the harder because you will always And 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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The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and ...

Suzanne R. Kirschner - 1996 - 240 pages
...your own mind." Correspondingly, he asserted, "Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist ... What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think."64 Today, this creed remains one of the foundations of our culture: Robert Mullah describes...
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Wisdom Through the ages

Helen Granat - 1998 - 153 pages
...naturalness and clarity. POPE JOHN XXIII SOLITUDE What I must do is all that concerns me, not what other people think This rule, equally arduous in actual...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 Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 pages
...nature, 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 Good Life

Charles B. Guignon - 1999 - 325 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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Solitude and Society in the Works of Herman Melville and Edith Wharton

Linda Costanzo Cahir - 1999 - 155 pages
...Pierre believes in the moral suitability of his decision, a decision, which, as Emerson understood, is "the harder because you will always find those...think they know what is your duty better than you know it." Disregarding what his mother would view as his duty, Pierre drives passionately and head-long...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...more than is right. I ought to go upright and vital, and speak the rude truth in all ways. . . . 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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Blood of Eagles

William W. Johnstone - 2000 - 304 pages
...Reg. US Pat. & TM Off. First Printing: May 2000 1098765 Printed in the United States of America What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. — Ralph Waldo Emerson PROROGUE Grief is a white-hot molten anguish that shatters a man's heart, then...
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