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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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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
...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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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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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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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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