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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 Victory of the Will

Victor Charbonnel - 1899 - 331 pages
...virtue. " What I must do," says Emerson, " is all that concerns me ; 40 The Awakening of the Conscience not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous...perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude." Action has no moral value save as it is the development, the completion, and, as it were, the fruition...
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The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 34

1899
...thinkers, Emerson, says : ' What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think. ... It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.' " Honesty of soul. — Arraign yourselves occasionally before the bar of your own judgment, with your...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar ..., Volume 21

North Carolina Bar Association - 1920
...hours to sleep, in laws grave study six, Four spent in prayer, the rest on nature fix." Emerson says: "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." With all his freedom and solitude, however, the country...
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Story of My Life, Volume 6

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1900
...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." — EMKRSON. " On parent knees, a naked new-born child, Weeping thou sat'st, while all around thec...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those who think 160 they know what is your duty better than you know it....with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 165 The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force....
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Thoughts

Ladies of Fabiola Hospital Association - 1901 - 157 pages
...is attracting our regard. —Furness. One never speaks of himself except at a loss. — Montaigne. It is easy in the world, to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. —Emerson. If you knew the light That your soul casts in my sight, How I look to you For the good...
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...know | ,what is your duty better than you know it, I , (It is easy in the world to live after they world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live ',...who '( in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect <j sweetness the independence of solitude.) The objection to conforming to usages that have become...
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The Critique, Volume 8

1901
...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." These thoughts of a master mind will indicate what the end will be like. I am not prepared to say to-night...
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Health and a Day

Lewis George Janes - 1901 - 185 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 " — so wisely said the Concord seer. After such greatness we should all aspire. It is the test of...
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The Story of My Life, Volume 4

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1901
...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. "On parent knees, a naked new-born child. Weeping thou sat'st, while all around thee smiled:...
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