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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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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...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 it is, nor...
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Leading American Essayists

William Morton Payne - 1910 - 401 pages
...literature. "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 Compend of English Grammar

Josephine Eunice Seaman - 1910 - 92 pages
...—Emerson. 10. 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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...also. 43. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift 25 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 30 has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare0? Where is the master who...
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Leading American Essayists

William Morton Payne - 1910 - 401 pages
...literature. "Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but...Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor c.oi, till that person has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where...
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How to Develop Self-confidence in Speech & Manner

Grenville Kleiser - 1910 - 280 pages
...of Emerson : "Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but...possession. That which each can do best, none but the Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it. Where...
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Literature, Volume 8

Henry Van Dyke - 1911 - 394 pages
...reality there is no other; for, all other is naught without this. ! A man must teach himself because that which each can do best none but his maker can...that person has exhibited it. Where is the master that could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master that could have instructed Franklin, or Washington,...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...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...extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do 10 best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has...
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El proceso ideológico

1910 - 293 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." l Thus liberally construed, examples tell in at least three conspicuous directions. peltY" the (0 In...
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Liberty and the Great Libertarians: An Anthology on Liberty, a Hand-book of ...

Charles T. Sprading - 1913 - 540 pages
...strength is born. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but...that person has exhibited it. Where is the master that could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington,...
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