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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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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...she makes us lose, as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence. — POJK. 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 sweetness the...
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State Normal Monthly, Volume 11

Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia - 1898
...body is the bow that sends them home. The mind aims, the body fires." — NEWELL DWIGHT HILLIS. "A great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the serenity of solitude. Happy is he who has a sanctuary in his own soul. He who is virtuous is wise;...
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The Pleasures of Life Complete

Sir John Lubbock - 1894 - 332 pages
...Gods still sitting on their thrones ; they alone with him alone. "The great man," he elsewhere says, "is 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

Sir John Lubbock - 1893 - 286 pages
...on their thrones ; they alone with him alone. " The great man," he elsewhere says, " is 1 Emctetus. 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 Message of Man: A Book of Ethical Scriptures Gathered from Many Sources ...

1895 - 323 pages
...others, and yet to follow our own consciences ; to unite social deference and selfdominion. 19. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after one's own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 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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Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ...

1896
...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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The Unitarian, Volume 11

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - 1896
...this way, it ought not to be discussed at all. He would have us each independent; and yet he says, "The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with ptrfect sweetness the independence of solitude." "Perfect sweetness" never means sourness, bigotry...
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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...chosen plain food for health ? " 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." ii. 55. 4. Like George Nidiver, Courage, vii, 261. Head the ballad. 6. " If it were possible...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 13

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...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. HISTORY CIVIL and natural history, the history of art and of literature, must be explained...
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