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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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Every Move You Make

M. William Phelps - 2005 - 496 pages
...PARJ1 LADY IN RED CHAPTER. 1 What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. . . . You will always find those who think they know what...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance (1841) Friday, October 3, 1997, had been a hectic day for Caroline...
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito - 2005 - 210 pages
...responsibility of one's own counter-claim. This may well remind us of the following passage in Emerson: It is easy in the world to live after the world's...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.15 With Emerson, Dewey presents a middle path by overcoming the dichotomous choice of either...
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Second Chapter

Bill Schneider - 2005 - 274 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." "Ben, I think you're an old soul." He kissed her gently on the forehead. "I feel as if I've known you...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 pages
...unembellished existence, that he is able to attain peace of mind. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860 ~ It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 ~ "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series, 1841 There is no joy but...
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Liberties Lost: The Endangered Legacy of the ACLU

Woody Klein - 2006 - 286 pages
...our earthly existence. "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions," said Emerson; "it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." Roger Baldwin was such a man. His opinions and judgments were his own — independent and carefully...
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The Secret of The Secret: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Runaway Bestseller

Karen Kelly - 2007 - 212 pages
...guides, redeemers, and benefactors, obeying the Almighty effort, and advancing on Chaos and the Dark. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Howard P. Segal, Bird Professor of History at the University of Maine, is an expert on America utopianism...
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Less is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts, Grades 6-12

Kimberly Campbell - 2007 - 222 pages
...heart vibrates to that iron string." "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." "But do your thing and I shall know you. Doyour work andyou shall reinforce yourself." "For nonconformity...
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Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence ...

Jonathan I. Cloud - 2008 - 332 pages
...self-reliance, a much deeper thing than individualism. He spoke of it in his essay of the same title: What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.188 Troubles separate, and handling them well fosters "the independence of solitude" amid...
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Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence ...

Jonathan I. Cloud - 2008 - 332 pages
...self-reliance, a much deeper thing than individualism. He spoke of it in his essay of the same title: What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.188 Troubles separate, and handling them well fosters "the independence of solitude" amid...
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