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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;... "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series - Page 47
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
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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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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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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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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...relieved and gay 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...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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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic

Sam McGuire Worley - 2001 - 174 pages
...said that "society is everywhere in conspiracy against its members" also said, and in the same essay, "accept the place the divine Providence has found...of your contemporaries, the connection of events." Now, when events are taken in disconnection and considered apart from the interactions due to the selecting...
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 280 pages
...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...muse befriends; no invention, no hope. Trust thyself: evers-' heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you,...
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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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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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