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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 Making of Character: Some Educational Aspects of Ethics

John MacCunn - 1900 - 226 pages
...This much truth at all events there is in the startling warning of Emerson, " Never imitate. * * * That which each can do best none but his Maker can teach him." 1 Thus liberally construed, examples tell in at least three conspicuous directions. C1) In the nrst...
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The Making of Character: Some Educational Aspects of Ethics

John MacCunn - 1900 - 226 pages
...This much truth at all events there is in the startling warning of Emerson, " Never imitate. * * * That which each can do best none but his Maker can teach him."1 Thus liberally construed, examples tell in at least three conspicuous directions. pectslf the...
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...satisfied also. Insist on yrmt-c<-if; fever imitate. _ Your own 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. That_whicTj each can do besL _ none but jiis Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 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...talent of another you have only an extemporaneous 475 half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 230

1901
...to be moulded. "Never imitate," says Emerson, "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 a half possession." The American school-girl does not imitate. She gives herself as she is, with a...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...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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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 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 Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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," end' ing with the sentence about " the Scipionism of Scipio." After several more jottings as to what...
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Man and the Divine Order: Essays in the Philosophy of Religion and in ...

Horatio Willis Dresser - 1903 - 448 pages
..."into every intelligence there is a door which is never closed, through which the Creator passes." "That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him." "A man is entitled to be valued by his best moment." But we must grant the same privileges to every...
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Essays: First and Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 613 pages
...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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