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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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Rose in Bloom: A Sequel to "Eight Cousins"

Louisa May Alcott - 1877 - 375 pages
...marked: — " ' My life is for itself, and not for a spectacle/ " 'Insist on yourself : never imitate. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him/ " ' Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope or dare too much/ Then coming to the folded...
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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1878 - 430 pages
...of the adopted talent of another yi u have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which i ach can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No...Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? ^Viiere is the master who could hare instructed Franklin, or WaL.mngton, or Bacon, or Newton ? Every...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 pages
...satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitnte. Your own gi ft you can present every moment with the part. This, from some opium experiences of mine,...am convinced is true, viz., that the dread book of instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? Every great man is a unique. The Scipionism...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 pages
...cumulative force of n whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of ¡mother, you have only nn extemporaneous half possession. That which each can...man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person ImB exhibited it. Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or liacon,...
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Education, Volume 2

1882
...for life. "Insist on yourself," says Emerson. "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 Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton ? Every man is a unique." . With the present...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...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 can bring you peace but the triumph of principles." His...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...countenance, that he goes the missionary of wisdom and virtue, and visits cities and men like a sovereign, another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession....each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. and not like an interloper or a valet. j No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till I have no churlish...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 13; Volume 19

1896
...Emerson says: " Insist upon 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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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...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...man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person VOL. II. 6 has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare ? Where is the master...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
...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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