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" A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends;... "
Twelve Essays - Page 40
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...when he has put his heart into his work and has done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which...found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connexion of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius...
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Myth and Meaning, Myth and Order

Stephen C. Ausband - 2000 - 124 pages
...world. A single paragraph from "Self-Reliance" indicates the recurrent theme in the work of both men: Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string....done so, and confided themselves childlike to the spirit of their age, betraying their perception the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Living

Georgene Muller Lockwood - 2000 - 290 pages
...giving back. Volunteer, write letters, attend meetings, and begin to shape the future. Simple Wisdom "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Simple Wisdom "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent...
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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic

Sam McGuire Worley - 2001 - 174 pages
...said that "society is everywhere in conspiracy against its members" also said, and in the same essay, "accept the place the divine Providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." Now, when events are taken in disconnection and considered apart from the interactions due to the selecting...
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The Way of Conflict: Elemental Wisdom for Resolving Disputes and ...

Deidre Combs - 2011 - 288 pages
...for understanding our physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Trust thyself, every heart vihrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence...connection of events Great men have always done so. — Ralph Waldo Emerson LOOK WITHIN Just like another may hold great wisdom, so do we. To listen within,...
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 280 pages
...gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which...muse befriends; no invention, no hope. Trust thyself: evers-' heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you,...
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Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 458 pages
...imagine that Nietzsche may be thought to be in disagreement with Emerson's saying, in "Self-Reliance," "Accept the place the divine Providence has found for you; the society of your contemporaries" when Nietzsche refers to himself as a "stepchild" of his times. But what Emerson's phrase here contrasts...
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Cavell on Film

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 399 pages
...event of each that passes. Emerson's transcendentalism speaks ahead to Rohmer's, from "Self-Reliance": "Accept the place the divine Providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." Some in my hearing have taken Emerson here to be speaking conservatively, as if not, and urging us...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt Ms genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope. Trust thyself: every heart vibrates...
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What it Takes to Pull Me Through: Why Teenagers Get in Trouble-- and how ...

David L. Marcus - 2005 - 338 pages
..."Self-Reliance" by Emerson: "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string," it said. "Accept the place divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events." What did that mean, you were supposed to give up the idea of going home and be thrilled about living...
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