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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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A Hand-book of English and American Literature: Historical and Critical ...

Esther J. Trimble Lippincott - 1884 - 518 pages
...your own mind. *»»»#»»» What I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think. . . . It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. SYLLABUS. No period was ever marked with such progress as the last fifty years. A nation's...
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The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated, Volumes 78-79

1884
...his own superiority, whether imaginary or real, without interrupting others in the same felicity. IT is easy, in the world, to live after the world's opinion ; 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 sereneness,...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - 1885
...which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. The only way to have a friend is to be one. You shall not come nearer to a man by getting...
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Helps by the Way

1886 - 197 pages
...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...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. EMERSON. Man should dare all things that he knows are right, And fear to do no act save what...
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The Vassar Miscellany, Volume 17

1887
...there is among so many of losing all self-reliance in matters of study. The great student no less than the great man is "he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." Discussion from day to day with one's fellowstudents of the subjects under consideration...
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The Pleasures of Life

Sir John Lubbock - 1887 - 191 pages
...exciting things happened,' be assured that you are in a good way."1 " The great man," says Emerson, " is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the serenity of solitude." And he closes his Conduct of Life with a striking allegory. The young mortal...
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Life of Heber C. Kimball: An Apostle, the Father and Founder of the British ...

Orson Ferguson Whitney - 1888 - 520 pages
...HEBER C. KIMBALL, AN APOSTLE; THE FATHER AND FOUNDER OF THE BRITISH MISSION. BY ORSON F. WHITNEY. IT IS easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. — Emerson. PUBLISHED BY THE KIMBALL FAMILY, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. PRINTED AT THE JUVENILE...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 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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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 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...live after our own ; but the great man is he who in / I ^ £~ the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect ! f sweetness the independence of solitude, f The...
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The Unitarian, Volume 3

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - 1888
...December 7th. The essayist took as a' text for her much enjoyed production, Emerson's sentence, " A great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." Cincinnati, Ohio.- Rev.Geo.A. Thayer is giving a series of eight sermons on "The Truths...
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