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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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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

G. W. Kimura - 2007 - 167 pages
...him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given him to till. The power that resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Human beings become themselves by abandoning the moulds they have been given and pouring out one of...
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I Never Worked a Day in My Life: An Autobiography - Student Edition

William L. Haeberle - 2007 - 712 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 The perceived limits of individuals are largely self-imposed, based on family...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...with apologies to those we might have left behind. "Self-Reliance" adds another side to prospecting. "The power which resides in him is new in nature,...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried" (CW2, 28). Similarly, "The American Scholar" observes that "he who has put forth his total strength...
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Thinking for Success: A Handbook for Students, Parents, Teachers

John Eby - 2008 - 120 pages
...health, it's best to focus on the positive and get on with your life. The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that...which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Failure is a part of life and a part of learning. You cannot learn without failing....
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Imitation and Education: A Philosophical Inquiry into Learning by Example

Bryan R. Warnick - 2009 - 178 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" (1841/1982, p. 176). He echoes Rousseau's sentiments that imitation is an alienation from the true...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...this wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his own toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to toil. (CW2, 27-28) I regard the kind of trust that shuns the posture of apology as another reflective...
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