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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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Maxims of the Wise and Good

Maxims - 1876 - 304 pages
...the greatest difficulties delightful. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own. But...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. — Emerson. All ceremonies are in themselves very silly things, but yet a man should...
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Essays: First series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
...than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitnde to live after our own ; but the great man is he who...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitnde. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it 'scatters...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
...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...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. RW EMERSON. Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflections the silly world may make upon you,...
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Not a Day Without a Line: Original and Selected Lines, in Prose and Poetry ...

Mrs. G. H. Taylor - 1877
...It is easy in solitude to live above 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...with perfect sweetness the independence of Solitude. Eraerson. Shallow men believe in luck, strong men in cause and effect. When bad men combine, the good...
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The Journal of speculative philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris ..., Volume 13

1879
...characteristic may be its singularity. We seem almost to hear the echo of words like unto these of Emerson : " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude." We have seen how the first physical speculations, the utter reliance on sensation, had been thrust...
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The Contributor: Representing the Young Men's and Young Ladies ..., Volume 5

1884
...il, so the way is made open to one who rushes zealously toward some object lying beyond the crowd. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. — Emerson. QUEBEC AND MARITIME PROVINCES. FROM Montreal to Quebec is a journey of...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 764 pages
...is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after your m ^@ RW EMERSON. Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflections the silly world may make upon you,...
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Beeton's Complete orator, including the art of public speaking, and British ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1881 - 288 pages
...used on the positive or absolute member, and the rising, on the negative or relative. Example — " 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." Emphatic circumflex inflections are also employed in irony, rind in...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...I What I must do is all that concerns me, not / what the people think. This rule, equally arduous L in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - x The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force....
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This_nde, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life,...is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great_man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude....
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