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" Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. "
Essays: First Series - Page 44
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 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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Socratic Seminars in the Block

Wanda H. Ball, Pam Brewer - 2000 - 161 pages
...otherwise, shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope....always done so and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the Eternal was stirring at their heart, working...
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American Ethics: A Source Book from Edwards to Dewey

Guy W. Stroh, Howard G. Callaway - 2000 - 501 pages
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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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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
...otherwise shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope....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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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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Richard Ford

Elinor Walker - 2000 - 226 pages
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Pathways to Spirituality: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Sidney Greenberg - 2001 - 642 pages
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