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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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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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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...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....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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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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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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The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Dan P. McAdams - 2005 - 400 pages
...live naturally and well — even heroically — must summon forth the courage to trust the inner self: Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string....done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 pages
...truth, to right and a perfect contentment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 ~ Spiritual Laws, 1896 Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string....of your contemporaries, the connection of events. ~ Emerson ~ To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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....done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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....done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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....done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their...
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The Secret of The Secret: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Runaway Bestseller

Karen Kelly - 2007 - 212 pages
...passages, both from "Self-Reliance," give a good indication of Emerson's basic transcendental philosophy. Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string....done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their...
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