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" There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of... "
Essays, First Series - Page 44
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1879 - 290 pages
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Rough-hewn

Dorothy Canfield Fisher - 1922 - 502 pages
...though the wide universe is full of good, on kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till." "Life only avails, not having lived." Good enough! "For every stoic was a stoic, but in Christendom,...
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The Story of Our Literature: An Interpretation of the American Spirit

John Louis Haney - 1923 - 399 pages
...though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. With scornful denunciation Emerson dismisses the small virtues of conformity and consistency as evidences...
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Public Speaking for Business Men

William George Hoffman - 1923 - 300 pages
...thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame our own opinion from another. which resides in him is new in nature, and none but...which he can do : nor does he know until he has tried. We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. It...
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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
...though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. — SELF-RELIANCE I think I have done well, if I have acquired a new word from a good author; and my...
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In the Day's Work, Volume 10

Daniel Berkeley Updike - 1924 - 69 pages
...for better, for worse, as his portion; that no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till." For when he begins thus to toil and to till, he releases for the first time that personal element which...
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The Life and Letters of John Burroughs, Volume 1

Clara Barrus - 1925 - 486 pages
...nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed upon that plot of ground which is given him to till. The power which resides in him is new...knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know it until he has tried. EMERSON OF the next epoch in the life of John Burroughs, the period from 1854...
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The Administration of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act: Hearings Before a ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Manpower and Housing Subcommittee - 1983 - 762 pages
...though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Trust thyself I he said] every heart vibrates to that iron string." Therefore here are the answers...
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American Romanticism and the Marketplace

Michael T. Gilmore - 2010 - 188 pages
...though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till" (CW 2 : 27-28). Emerson's affirmation of agrarian values indicates how close he is in some respects...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 352 pages
...though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. . . . Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence...
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How Does America Hear the Gospel?

William A. Dyrness - 1989 - 164 pages
..."Though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till" (176). In March 1845, Henry David Thoreau set out on what was to become a parable of American ideals....
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