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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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Unbought Spirit: A John Jay Chapman Reader

John Jay Chapman - 1998 - 211 pages
...wrapped in his shroud and forever safe." 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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Paths of Freedom: A New Vision of Psychotherapy and the Cultivation of the ...

Neal McMann, Ron Oliver - 2001 - 165 pages
...whole in all ways — not just as a collection of symptoms and pathologies. The Search for Freedom We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death and afraid of each other. Our occupations, our marriages, our religions, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We shun...
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Commune with Your Heart

Dwight Nichols - 2004 - 348 pages
...are not paying attention to their feelings and are not being honest with themselves. Emerson said, "We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other ... we seldom see anybody who is not uneasy or afraid to live." Our false ego-self lies to us continually—using...
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Manager to CEO: Corporate Wisdom for Survival and Success

Walter Vieira - 2005 - 274 pages
...barrier to the creation of a learning organization and to the organization's progress. FEAR OF FEEDBACK We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. —Ralph Waldo Emerson There is also a large group of managers who pretend to want feedback, but don't...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...determine the matter for ourselves.10 Emerson's writings are also full of accusation. For example: "We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other" (CW2, 43). Such remarks convict us directly, driving us to recall (or hope for) postures that rise...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...do, even now — I realize that most of the time I don't desire this, at least not strongly, but live "afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of others." And so, in my affirmation of that with which Emerson tempts me, shame rises, as I realize...
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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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