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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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A Progressive Course in English for Secondary Schools: Literature ...

Charles Maurice Stebbins - 1906 - 455 pages
...the courtyard. 3. You will need several books; a grammar, a history, an atlas, and a dictionary. 4. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 5. Sentences, as to structure, are of three kinds: first, simple; second, compound; third, complex....
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The Emerson Birthday-book ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1906
...property must and will have their just sway. They exert their power as steadily as matter its attraction. IT is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. IT is only as a man puts off from himself all external support and stands alone, that I see him to...
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The Pilgrims' Way: A Little Scrip of Good Counsel for Travellers

Arthur Quiller-Couch - 1906 - 329 pages
...dismiss thee back again to thy business without discontent. MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS Self-Reliance TT is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. RALPH WALDO EMERSON CONTENT WHEN we have been invited to a banquet we take what is set before us :...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction 15 between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because...to live after our own ; but the great man is he who 20 in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. The objection...
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The Speaking Voice: Principles of Training Simplified and Condensed

Katherine Jewell Everts - 1908 - 217 pages
...nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. . . . What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — Self-Reliance. ****** "Happy is the house that shelters a friend! It might well be built, like...
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Unity, Volume 28

1908
...the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always And those who think they know what is your duty, better...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. — Emerson. FULL NETS TINNIE WHEELER We are all familiar with the story of the " miraculous draught...
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Sage Advice

Lois Kerr - 1996 - 256 pages
...With equals it attains equality, and with superiors, superiority. THE HITOPADESA (Hindu scripture) It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Character Haven't you ever read what the Scriptures say? "The stone which the builders...
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The Poetics of Fascism: Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Paul de Man

Paul Morrison - 1996 - 192 pages
...of subjectivity nurtured in and required by it. For all practical purposes Emerson is a company man: "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."54 This serene self-possession "in the midst of the crowd" makes complicity with the social...
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From Poverty to Power: The Realization of Prosperity and Peace

James Allen - 1996 - 201 pages
...distractions of life, marks off the man of power. " It 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. ' ' Some mystics hold that perfection in dispassion is the source of that power by which miracles (...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...public opinion work against the nurturing of precious individuality; that, as Emerson famously puts it, "It is easy in the world to live after the world's...is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude"...
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