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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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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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Individualism and Its Discontents: Appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950

Charles E. Mitchell - 1997 - 220 pages
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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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Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible

Fra Elbert Hubbard - 1998 - 408 pages
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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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Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy: Essential Readings and ...

John J. Stuhr - 2000 - 707 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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