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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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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...verweist auf Psalm 115: "Not unto us give glory, but unto thy name." Cf. "Self-Reliance", CW II, p. 28: "Accept the place the divine Providence has 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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Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West:

Ninian Smart, John Clayton, Patrick Sherry, Steven T. Katz - 1988 - 368 pages
...participate in the purposes of the Almighty. 'Trust thyself he says at the outset of 'SelfReliance', 'every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the Divine Providence has found for you. . . who would be a man must be a nonconformist. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your...
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The Political Writings

John Dewey - 1993 - 248 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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Cohesion and Dissent in America

Carol Colatrella, Joseph Alkana - 1994 - 252 pages
...'thus I willed it,'" Emerson's self-reliance is a mode of self-trust that calls upon the individual to "accept the place the divine providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." Where Nietzsche speaks in the far-future tense, addressing unknown, future friends, rare free spirits...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...yesterdays are the blocks with which we build, says the poet again. We cannot choose the material. Accept the place the Divine Providence has found for you. The society of your contemporaries and the connection o{ events, says Emerson in that, to me, epochal paragraph. I pass it on to you....
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John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism

Alan Ryan, John Dewey, Edwin Burrage Child - 1995 - 414 pages
...and gain a content as they operate in remaking conditions."59 Appealing to Emerson's injunction to "accept the place the divine providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events," Dewey ends with this thought: "To gain an integrated individuality, each of us needs to cultivate his...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...neighbour, i ho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. 3302 Accept the pla 3303 All the great speakers were bad speakers at first. 3304 All history is but the lengthened shadow...
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If You Want What We Have: Sponsorship Meditations

Joan Larkin - 1998 - 366 pages
...them. Today, I take the opportunity for growth that the presence of someone in my life offers me. 239 Accept the place the divine providence has found for...of your contemporaries, the connection of events. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Every time I look down the list of Steps, I get scared. The Ninth Step scares me...
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The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, & American Literary Modernism

Jonathan Levin - 1999 - 222 pages
...but those obligations at the same time reflect the individual's relatedness to the world as a whole ("Accept the place the divine providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events" — the next sentence in "Self-Reliance" [EL 26o]). The more individuated piety becomes, the less it...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...can afford to be a "rejecter of all that is," but, as Emerson said in "Self-Reliance," must rather "accept the place the divine Providence has found for you; the society of your contemporaries, the connexion of events" (28). Emerson admits that there is a pathology in trifling and an unworthiness...
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