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" It is easy' in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 35
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 pages
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10 Quotes: Inspire and Motivate

Sura College of Competition - 2004
...because you will always find those who 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;...easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude....
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Science and Spirituality

Mary A. Mann - 2004 - 336 pages
...self-knowledge, self- control: These three alone lead life to sovereign power. Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;...is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the greatest are those who, in the midst of the crowd keep with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude....
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Socialism in America

John L. Bowman - 2004 - 356 pages
...become individuals with the famous words, "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion... but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude".52 He progresses from independence to self-reliance with the words, "It is only as a man...
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito - 2005 - 210 pages
...responsibility of one's own counter-claim. This may well remind us of the following passage in Emerson: It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.15 With Emerson, Dewey presents a middle path by overcoming the dichotomous choice of either...
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Every Move You Make

M. William Phelps - 2005 - 496 pages
.... . . You will always find those who 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;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance (1841) Friday, October 3, 1997, had been a hectic...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...because you will always find those who 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;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your...
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Second Chapter

Bill Schneider - 2005 - 274 pages
...is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions. It is easy in solitude to live after your own. But the great man is he who in the midst of the...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." "Ben, I think you're an old soul." He kissed her gently on the forehead. "I feel as if I've...
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Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Harold Kaplan - 1972 - 298 pages
...beyond his substantial choices and their results. These are the voices which we hear in solitude . . . the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.36 34. "Self-Reliance," Writings, p. 148. Surely this is a philosophy to support the franchise....
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Sophia's Fire

Sango Mbella - 2005 - 292 pages
...live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do...
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The War Film

Robert T. Eberwein - 2004 - 236 pages
...(Matt Damon) Saving Private Ryan. Courtesy: Photofest and approved of as someone of self-reliance, who, "in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."10 The references to the first great American man of letters only serve to underscore Spielberg...
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