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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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Progressive Exercises in English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1871 - 240 pages
...unshorn lambs." " Insist on yourself; never imitate. Tour 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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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1872 - 430 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...exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Bhakspeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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Progressive Exercises in English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1873 - 240 pages
...unshorn lambs." "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 hag exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare ? Where is the master who could...
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The book of good devices, ed. by G. Golding

Godfrey Golding - 1873
...SELF-RELIANCE. NSIST 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-pos- E o session. That which each can do best, none •° but his Maker can teach him. No man...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...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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The Pacific Coast First [-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

1875
...SELF-RELIANCE.— Insist on yourself; never imitate. Tour own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do beet, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has...
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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1876 - 430 pages
...Self-Eeliance. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Tour own gift . ju can present every moment with the cumulative force, of a whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another yt u have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which <ach can do best, none but his Maker...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...entry is continued by the passage now appearing in the latter part of " Self- Reliance " beginning, "That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him," ending with the sentence about " the Scipionism of Scipio." After several more jottings as to what...
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How to get on

Godfrey Golding - 1877
...j* in ui o O j^NSIST 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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Not a Day Without a Line: Original and Selected Lines, in Prose and Poetry ...

Mrs. G. H. Taylor - 1877
...lowered. The great question in this life is not what we shall get, but what we may become. Bushnell. That which each can do best none but his Maker can teach him. Emerson. Woman is most familiar with the enclosed facts of life, and has the most tenderness and reverence...
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