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" If any man consider the present aspects of what is called by distinction society, he will see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous, desponding whimperers. "
Essays - Page 68
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
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Gems from Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904 - 38 pages
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...society, law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others ! If any man consider the present aspects of what is...distinction society, he will see the need of these 20 ethics.1 The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous, desponding...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others ! 20 33. If any man consider the present aspects of what is...of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and 25 afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. We want men and women who shall...
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Emerson: His Contribution to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...what is called by distinction society, he will see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of a man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous,...of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons."1 But still the balance is on the right side. " Gentlemen," he said in 1 844, " there is a...
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Emerson: His Contribution to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...circumstances. Emerson's optimism is more thoroughgoing. He was not blind to the slow progress of mankind. " If any man consider the present aspects of what is...see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of a man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous, desponding whimperers. We are afraid of truth,...
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The Contribution of Emerson to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...circumstances. Emerson's optimism is more thoroughgoing. He was not blind to the slow progress of mankind. " If any man consider the present aspects of what is...see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of a man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous, desponding whimperers. We are afraid of truth,...
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The American Scholar, Self-reliance, Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 132 pages
...society, law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others ! If any man consider the present aspects of what is called by 20 distinction society ', he will see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of man seem to...
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Methodist Review, Volume 80

1898
...contentment of the times. ... If any man consider the present aspects of society he will see the need of ethics. The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn...and we are become timorous, desponding whimperers." He said all the American geniuses " lacked nerve and dagger." Again he wrote, "In all my lectures I...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...society, law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others. If any man consider the present aspects of what is...distinction society, he will see the need of these 20 ethics. The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous desponding whimperers....
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