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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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Character-shaping and Character-showing

Henry Clay Trumbull - 1889 - 200 pages
...— you must stand or fall. Emerson but paraphrases and applies this apostolic truth when he says : " That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. . . . Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much, or dare too much." And quaint old...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 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 ? l Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin,2 or Washington, or Bacon,3...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1894 - 322 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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Public Speaking and Debate

George Jacob Holyoake - 1895 - 266 pages
...thus :— ' Insist on yourself — never imitate. Your gift you can present every moment, with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but...another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. The way to L speak and write what shall not go out of fashion, is to speak and write sincerely. Take...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 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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american prose

george rice carpenter - 1898
...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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American Prose: Selections

George Rice Carpenter - 1898 - 465 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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The Pacific Monthly: A Magazine of Education and Progress, Volume 13

William Bittle Wells, Lute Pease - 1905
...said to-day. Insist upon 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. Every man in his lifetime...
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Don't-worry Nuggets: Epictetus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Eliot, Robert ...

1899 - 118 pages
...be repaired. 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. Do that which is assigned...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...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 Shakespeare ? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton...
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