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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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Executive

Harry Levinson - 1981 - 370 pages
..."Self Reliance": "Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift 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."22 Emerson's advice is not always followed, and in some organizations identification can...
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Life Streams: Journeys into Meditation and Music

Hal A. Lingerman - 1988 - 352 pages
...of courage and power. September 19 Being Authentic Focus Insist on [being] 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 too much or dare too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson...
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Interpretations of Conflict: Ethics, Pacifism, and the Just-War Tradition

Richard B. Miller - 1991 - 294 pages
...recommend custom and tradition, Emerson adds, "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." Thus the highest truth for Emerson: "The way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly...
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Unity, Volume 18

1903
..."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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Drawing the Light from Within: Keys to Awaken Your Creative Power

Judith Cornell - 1997 - 211 pages
...flourished. . . 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. -Ralph Waldo Emerson5...
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How to Win Jury Trials: Building Credibility with Judges and Jurors

Stephen D. Easton - 1998 - 239 pages
...look like a phony. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you only have an extemporaneous half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach...
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Origins, Imitation, Conventions: Representation in the Visual Arts

James S. Ackerman - 2002 - 342 pages
...never imitate. Your own gift can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole lifetime's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession."43 Everything changes when Nature includes not only the outer world but the inner; if one...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

...yourself," Emerson admonishes us, "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." Every great person is unique and not a copy of someone else. "The Scipionism of Scipio...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...you reform it? Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but...can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, until that person has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is...
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Self Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee - 2005 - 304 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...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. 27 Yet within the...
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