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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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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 pages
...is your duty better than you know it.f It is easy in fe world to live after the world's opinion^ [91 it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude, f The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you, is, that it scatters your force....
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone: 1859-1880

John Morley - 1903
...and half-blind mysterious instincts of the nations. i Olymp. i. 53. CHAPTER III BOOK VIL THE OCTAGON IT is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — EMERSON. NEAR the end of the eighties, Mr. Gladstone built for himself a fire-proof room at the...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 2

John Morley - 1903
...clamorous hopes and half-blind mysterious instincts of the nations. CHAPTER III BOOK VII. THE OCTAGON IT is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — EMERSOX. NEAR the end of the eighties, Mr. Gladstone built for himself a fire-proof room at the...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 2

John Morley - 1903
...clamorous hopes and half-blind mysterious instincts of the nations. CHAPTER III BOOK vn. THE OCTAGON IT ii easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — EMEBSON. NEAR the end of the eighties, Mr. Gladstone built for himself a fire-proof room at the...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 pages
...because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. Ht is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.y The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters...
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Stephen Greene: Memories of His Life, with Addresses, Resolutions and Other ...

Benjamin Allen Greene - 1903 - 188 pages
...knowing what to gather and how to rule" — RUSKIN. " // is easy in the world to live after the world' s opinion : it is easy in solitude to live after our...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — EMERSON. VII HIS PLACE FOUND: "LOCKWOOD, GREENE &f CO." The firm consisted of Amos D. Lockwood,...
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Shoes and Rations for a Long March: Or, Needs and Supplies in Every-day Life ...

Henry Clay Trumbull - 1903 - 353 pages
...do right independently. " It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion," says Emerson; "it is easy in solitude to live after our own, but...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." It is easier in any moving throng to go with the crowd than to go against it. Driftwood will float...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 2

John Morley - 1903
...VII. CHAPTER III THE OCTAGON IT is easy in the world to live after the -world's opinion ; it L= e*sr in solitude to live after our own ; but the great...with perfect sweetness the Independence of solitude. — EMEKSON. NEAR the end of the eighties, Mr. Gladstone built for himself a fire-proof room at the...
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The Lamp [ed. by T.E. Bradley]., Volume 1

Thomas Earnshaw Bradley - 1856
...object of man's existence — the cultivation and development of his higher life. As Emerson says : " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...is easy in solitude to live after our own. But the truly great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence...
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Truth and Freedom

Thomas Hebblewhite - 1904 - 887 pages
...there is simplicity of cause. ' ' "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think." "It is the harder because you will always find those...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude," ' ' With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his...
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