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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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Emerson's Pragmatic Vision: The Dance of the Eye

David Jacobson - 2010
...scope of individual labor, by knowing 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" (CW 2:28). At root, the ethics and politics of self-reliance depend on staying at home within the limits...
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American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition

Russell B. Goodman, Professor of Philosophy Russell B Goodman, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 1990 - 162 pages
...within each man or woman lies a "genius," a unique capacity. As he later stated in "Self-Reliance": "The power which resides in him is new in nature,...is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.""1 True scholarship sets this genius free: discovering, developing, and relying on it. Emerson's...
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T. S. Eliot: The Modernist in History

Lyndall Gordon, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 1991 - 210 pages
...[Tjhough the wide universe is full of good, no kernal of nourishing corn can come to [a man] but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.26 Lest I be misunderstood, I need add that even in the essays Eliot wrote before The Waste Land...
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Form and Fable in American Fiction

Daniel Hoffman - 1994 - 368 pages
...ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion . . . The power which resides in him is new in nature, and...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. . . . Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. ... No law can be sacred to me but that of my own...
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The Fourth Dimension: The Next Level of Personal and Organizational Achievement

Craig Hickman, Craig Bott, Marlon Berrett, Brad Angus - 1996 - 222 pages
...universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him [her] but through his [her] toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him [her] to till. The power which resides in him [her] is new in nature, and none but he [she] knows what...
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God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite

Richard G. Geldard - 1999 - 191 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. In the context of an academic environment in which students are striving to find a place for themselves...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 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...he can do, nor does he know until he has tried... "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual...
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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic

Sam McGuire Worley - 2001 - 174 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...is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.36 Genius so understood is not a valuation of an individual's talent or skill but simply a description...
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Get Paid More and Promoted Faster: 21 Great Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career

Brian Tracy - 2001 - 96 pages
...career as much or more than anything else you can do. Be a Problem Solver The power which resides in man is new in nature and none but he knows what that is...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. — RALPH WALDO EMERSON Problems are a normal, natural, and unavoidable fact of life. Your work will...
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Engaging Grace: How to Use the Power of Co-Creation in Daily Life

Mary E. Schroeder - 2002 - 160 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 —Ralph Waldo Emerson Essay on Self Reliance Again, let's reflect on the soul. Subjective mind, the...
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