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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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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pages
...society, law to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others. <I If any man consider the present aspects of what is...of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect reasons. We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state, but we see that most natures...
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The Personalist

Ralph Tyler Flewelling - 1952
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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Literature and Life, Book 4

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1929
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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 141 pages
...heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. —SELF-RELIANCE + We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid...other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. . . . Our housekeeping is mendicant; our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion we have...
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Emerson's Essays and Poems: Selected and Edited with an Introd

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1926 - 376 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...seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous, desponding^whimpe~r'ers. We ai'e^STraid of truth, afraid oT"fortune7*afr'a'ld uf death, and afraid...
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Selections from the Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1926 - 380 pages
...society, he will see the need of these ethics, he sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and e are become timorous, desponding whimperers. We are...of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and af of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect pers< We want men and women who shall renovate...
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A Book of American Literature

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Edward Douglas Snyder - 1927 - 1245 pages
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The New England Quarterly, Volume 10

1937
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 79

1897
...politicians he scores constantly. The following is his description of the social world of his day : " If any man consider the present aspects of what is...and we are become timorous, desponding whimperers." It is the same wherever we open his books. He must spur on, feed up, bring forward the dormant character...
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