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" A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we... "
Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ... - Page 49
1896
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Compulsory Compassion: A Critique of Restorative Justice

Annalise E. Acorn - 2004 - 207 pages
...and subtle observation it can encourage us to own up to our authentic experience. As Emerson puts it: "In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected...teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humoured inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side."2" Sentimental...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice...come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. — SELF-RELIANCE Hove your rejected thoughts ever come bock to you in the words of another? Do you...
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Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 458 pages
...an attainable world I can actually desire. THE NATURE OF READING Character teaches above our wills. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected...come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. The idea of "character" in Emerson always (so far as I recall) refers simultaneously to something about...
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Bound to Please: An Extraordinary One-volume Literary Education : Essays on ...

Michael Dirda - 2005 - 525 pages
...getting ready to live, but never living. ... A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. ... In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected...come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." Even Emerson's poems proffer a treasury of the familiar: "Things are in the saddle, / And ride mankind."...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 4

Russell B. Goodman - 2005 - 382 pages
...men, requiring human intelligence, are part of this everyday. Of some of these works Emerson writes: "In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected...thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."5 Do not be put off by Emerson's liberal use of "genius." For him genius is, as with Plato,...
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Sura's Quotable Quotes, Adages and Sayings

D.V. Rangarajan - 2004
...best you have and the best will come back to you. Genius 1 . ln every work of genius, we recognise our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. - Ralph Waldo Emerson. 2. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninetynine percent perspiration - Thomas...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice...abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored flexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else tomorrow a stranger will...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...gleam of light which flashes across his mind 31 from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice...works of art have no more affecting lesson for us thaa this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice...come back to us with a certain alienated majesty" (E&L 259). In "Spiritual Laws," discussing a "man's genius, the quality that differences him from every...
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The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

Jodi O'Brien - 2006 - 550 pages
...flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. [3] Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because...come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. [4] Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our...
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