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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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The Kindergarten of the Church

Mary Jane Chisholm Foster - 1894 - 227 pages
...older this may illustrate the idea of Mr. Emerson in his essay on " Self Reliance," where he says, " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." The Bible narrative of Sunday was Matt, ii, 1-12. Monday we talked of the star — explained that it guided...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 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. — Emerson. The man is best served who has no occasion to put the hands of others at the end of his...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1895 - 322 pages
...diet and bleeding. My life should be unique ; it should be an alms, a battle, a conquest, a medicine. I ask primary evidence that you are a man, and refuse...objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to }-011, is, that it scatters your force. It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character....
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The Message of Man: A Book of Ethical Scriptures Gathered from Many Sources ...

1895 - 323 pages
...is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after one's own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 20. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 13

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar, which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. HISTORY CIVIL and natural history, the history of art and of literature, must be explained from individual...
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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...chosen plain food for health ? " What I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think. ... It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." ii. 55. 4. Like George Nidiver, Courage, vii, 261. Head the ballad. 6. " If it were possible to live...
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Child Culture in the Home: A Book for Mothers

Martha B. Mosher - 1898 - 240 pages
...think they know another's duty better than he knows it himself. Our great philosopher has said : " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." A man's possessions should be rooted in himself to have real value, then no matter how often he is...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 pages
...because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. JJt is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitudej 10. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters...
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Mind, Volume 2

1898
...teachers of the West taught substantially the philosophy that Emerson voices in the following words: "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he that in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." In the transition...
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Don't-worry Nuggets: Epictetus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Eliot, Robert ...

1899 - 118 pages
...my own nature. I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. Few and mean as my gifts may be, I actually am, and...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude, Life only avails, not the having lived. The soul becomes. With consistency a great soul has simply...
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