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" Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best,... "
Essays - Page 68
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
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The rational primer; or, First reader

John Relly Beard - 1860 - 171 pages
...11. No one but yourself knows what that which is in. you can do, nor do you know till you have tried. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. The force of his own merit makes his way — A gift that heaven gives. Make one basket, make a hundred....
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The graduated series of reading-lesson books, Book 5

Graduated series - 1861
...satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but...has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have instructed Shakespeare ? Where is the master that could have taught Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon,...
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A compendium of American literature, arranged by C.D. Cleveland. Stereotyped ed

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1862
...SELF-RELIANCE. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but...man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person lias exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare? Where ia the master who could...
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Public Speaking and Debate: With an Essay on Sacred Eloquence by Henry ...

George Jacob Holyoake - 1863 - 234 pages
...says he, " never imitate. Your own gift you can present every mo* See Note E, page 172. ment, with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. The way to speak and write what shall not go out of fashion, is to speak and write sincerely. Take...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...', My giant goes with me wherever I go." " It was in his own mind that the artist sought his model." "That which each can do best none but his Maker can teach him." ', Every great man is an unique." ', Nothing cau bring you peace but the triumph of principles." His...
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Laurie's Graduated series of reading lesson books, Book 6

James Stuart Laurie - 1866
...satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but...has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have instructed Shakespeare ? Where is the master that could have taught Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon,...
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The New School Reader: Embracing a Comprehensive System of Instruction in ...

Charles Walton Sanders - 1866 - 384 pages
...of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half-possession. That which each can do best, none hut his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it. 2. Where is the master who could have taught 'Shakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed...
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Readings for Young Men, Merchants, and Men of Business

Readings - 1866 - 166 pages
...SELF-RELIANCE. INSIST on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 19; Volume 27; Volume 49

1867
...EITEBSOJT says, " Insist on yourself, never imitate. Tour own gift you can present every moment, with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession. The way to speak and write what shall not go out of fashion, is to speak and write...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can ^ present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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