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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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Gods of Aberdeen: A Novel

Micah Nathan - 2005 - 384 pages
...lenses through which I viewed the world, making me feel invisible. Nothing can hurt me, I thought. '"The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd," I said, quoting Emerson, "keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.'" Allison looked...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 pages
...unembellished existence, that he is able to attain peace of mind. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860 ~ 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, 1803-1882 ~ "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series, 1841 There is no...
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Liberties Lost: The Endangered Legacy of the ACLU

Woody Klein - 2006 - 286 pages
...our earthly existence. "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions," said Emerson; "it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." Roger Baldwin was such a man. His opinions and judgments were his own — independent and...
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The Secret of The Secret: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Runaway Bestseller

Karen Kelly - 2007 - 212 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. Howard P. Segal, Bird Professor of History at the University of Maine, is an expert on America...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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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Less is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts, Grades 6-12

Kimberly Campbell - 2007 - 222 pages
...vibrates to that iron string." "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." "But do your thing and I shall know you. Doyour work andyou shall reinforce yourself." "For...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 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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Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence ...

Jonathan I. Cloud - 2008 - 332 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.188 Troubles separate, and handling them well fosters "the independence of solitude" amid...
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