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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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Elements of Composition and Rhetoric: With Copious Exercises in Both ...

Virginia Waddy - 1889 - 416 pages
...connection is so slight that the colon is placed between the members. The following are examples : "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude"; "In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with...
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Elements of Compositon and Rhetoric: With Copious Exercises in Both ...

Virginia Waddy - 1889 - 416 pages
...connection is so slight tltat the colon is placed between the members. The following are examples: "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude "; "In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 701 pages
...than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. 222!) Emerson : Miscellanies. Literary Ethics. The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 2230 Emerson : Essays. Self-Beliance. We balance one man with his opposite, and the health...
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The Pleasures of Life ...

Sir John Lubbock - 1890
...on their thrones ; they alone with him alone. " The great man," he elsewhere says, " is 1 Epictetus. he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the serenity of solitude." We may all, if we will, secure peace of mind for ourselves. " Men seek retreats,"...
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The Pleasures of Life: Part I and Part II.

Sir John Lubbock - 1891 - 479 pages
...on their thrones ; they alone with him alone. " The great man," he elsewhere says, " is 1 Epictetus. he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the serenity of solitude." We may all, if we will, secure peace of mind for ourselves. " Men seek retreats,"...
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With Friend and Book: In the Study and the Fields

John Rogers Rees - 1892 - 84 pages
...thoughts that, hy looking into them, he is immediately in perfect tranquility." — MARCUS AURELIUS. "The great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — EMERSON. t " So happily am I situated, that I enjoy all the charms of rural seclusion,...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 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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Liberty Review: A Magazine of Politics, Economics, and Sociology..., Volume 24

1908
...common determination to go down to darkness and death ?" " It is easy in the world," says Emerson, " to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in...crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." " No man," says Shelley, " has a right to do an evil thing that good may come Politics are...
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A Memorial of Phillips Brooks from the City of Boston

Boston (Mass.). City Council - 1893 - 58 pages
...definition already given, while quite apposite to the individuality we are attempting to describe, — "the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the serenity of solitude." That he of whom we are now speaking should have kept the serenity of solitude,...
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The Kindergarten of the Church

Mary Jane Chisholm Foster - 1894 - 227 pages
...older this may illustrate the idea of Mr. Emerson in his essay on " Self Reliance," where he says, " It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion,...crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." The Bible narrative of Sunday was Matt, ii, 1-12. Monday we talked of the star — explained...
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