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" What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those who... "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Wisdom Through the Ages

Helen Granat - 2003 - 281 pages
...the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always End those who think they know what is your duty better...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Learn to get in touch with the silence within your self and know that everything...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 pages
...is how he understood it in his most famous essay, "Self-Reliance," composed in the summer of 1839: "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." Or so he hoped. If to some he appeared detached and had difficulty committing fully to friends and...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

...you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. How often have we stifled our thoughts and feelings and failed to heed the promptings of our hearts?...
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Aspire to Something Higher: A Pocket Book of Inspired Thoughts

Shawn Bremner - 2003 - 127 pages
...It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -Emerson 340) Wouldst thou be gathered to Christ's cho93 sen flock?/ Shun the broad way too easily...
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Wilderness Wisdom: Quotes for Inspirational Exploration

John Gookin - 2002 - 140 pages
...is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson You come to understand yourself through understanding others. History is full of...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady— What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — SELF-RELIANCE Do you aspire to do what concems you rather than what people think you should do?...
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10 Quotes: Inspire and Motivate

Sura College of Competition - 2004
...must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction...easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude....
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Religious apologetics - philosophical argumentation

Yossef Schwartz, Volkhard Krech - 2004 - 574 pages
...self who - in traditional Puritan manner - is existentially alone and evolves out of this loneliness. "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude". 26 It is this "independence of solitude" that characterizes Emerson's philosophical thinking and that...
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Carrying a Banner for Psychiatric Social Work: Essays, Perspectives, and ...

Maida Herman Solomon, Helen Z. Reinherz - 2004 - 132 pages
...Published by Old Heidelberg Press 6020-A Adeline, Oakland, CA 94608 regentpress@mindspring.com ... It is easy in the world to live after the world's...great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps... the independence of solitude. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is...
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Science and Spirituality

Mary A. Mann - 2004 - 336 pages
...self-knowledge, self- control: These three alone lead life to sovereign power. Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the greatest are those who, in the midst of the crowd keep with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude....
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