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" If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty to detect the precise man you are.... "
Essays, First Series - Page 50
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1879 - 290 pages
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The Radical Will: Selected Writings 1911-1918

Randolph Bourne - 1992 - 548 pages
...the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers—under all these screens l have difficulty to detect the precise man you are:...withdrawn from your proper life. But do your work, and l shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. A man must consider what a blind-man's-buff...
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Politics by Other Means: Higher Education and Group Thinking

David Bromwich - 1994 - 257 pages
...is that it scatters your force. It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character. ... A man must consider what a blind-man's-buff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect I anticipate your argument. . . . Most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief,...
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Whitman, Slavery, and the Emergence of Leaves of Grass

Martin Klammer - 2010
...278-79). Emerson tells his readers that "under all the screens" of religious and political affiliation "I have difficulty to detect the precise man you are:...so much force is withdrawn from your proper life" (263). Likewise, in "Spiritual Laws" Emerson warns about the dangers of losing one's self to the "machine"...
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Unity, Volume 18

1903
...only "Man Thinking " but Man Acting. "Your goodness must have some edge to it else it is none . . . Do your work and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself . . . Every new mind is a new classification. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Do that which is assigned...
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The Inhuman Race: The Racial Grotesque in American Literature and Culture

Leonard Cassuto - 1997 - 289 pages
...States, as, in its kind, anti-slavery labour. — Samuel Ringgold Ward, Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro Do your work and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance" This chapter examines me theory and practice of objectification...
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The Good Life

Charles B. Guignon - 1999 - 325 pages
...Biblesociety, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...shall reinforce yourself. A man must consider what a blind-man's-bluff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect I anticipate your argument. I hear...
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Essays Before a Sonata, the Majority and Other Writings

Charles Ives - 1999 - 258 pages
...is that it scatters your force. It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character. . . . But do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. ("Self-Reliance," Essays 1, 11,55.) Let me admonish you, first of all, to go alone; to refuse the good...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...Society, vote with a great party either for the Government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...force is withdrawn from your proper life. But do your thing, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. A man must consider what...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - 2002 - 288 pages
...great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers,—under all these screens I have difficulty to detect the...you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. (E, 263-64, my emphasis) Death and "scattered force" can be linked by Emerson because the logic of...
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Skepticism, Individuality, and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard ...

Bonnie Honig, David R. Mapel
...this, would be a more continuous authenticity. "But do your work," says Emerson in "Self-Reliance," "and I shall know you. Do your work and you shall reinforce yourself." 22 Also, "[d]o that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much." 23 Thoreau...
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