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" What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?" my friend suggested, — "But these impulses may be from below, not from above." I replied, "They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil's child. I will live... "
Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 47
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
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The Pilgrim and the Shrine: Or, Passages from the Life and Correspondence of ...

Edward Maitland - 1871 - 472 pages
...yon remember,' asked Mary, ' that sentence of Emerson, " If I am the devil's child, I will live as from the devil. No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature." I was shocked by it when I first read it; but it seems plain that nothing can act contrary to its nature,...
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Isms Old and New: Winter Sunday Evening Sermon-series for 1880-81 Delivered ...

George Claude Lorimer - 1881 - 367 pages
...distinguish by any favor; MORALITY AND VIRTUE. 75 she comes eating and drinking and sinning." . . . "My friend suggested : ' But these impulses may be...such, but if I am the devil's child I will live, then, for the devil. No law can be sacred to me but that of my own nature."' The tendency of such sentiments...
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Isms Old and New: Winter Sunday Evening Sermon-series for 1880-81 Delivered ...

George Claude Lorimer - 1881 - 367 pages
...I replied, 'They do not seem to me to be such, but if I am the devil's child I will live, then, for the devil. No law can be sacred to me but that of my own nature.'" The tendency of such sentiments as these, and they are creeping into our literature more...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - 1881 - 390 pages
...at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind," 5 because the mind is ,the descending Spirit. " No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature," 6 because it is the law pf the Over1 Society and Solitude, p. 274. a Essays, first series, p. 249....
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...integrity of your own mind." " The virtue most in request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion." " No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature, the only wrffRg what is against it." "Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love." " Your goodness...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...my saying, " What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within ? " my friend suggested, — " But these impulses may...sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are T)ut names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...my saying, " What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within ? " my friend suggested, — " But these impulses may...the Devil's child, I will live then from the Devil." N0.Iaw can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable...
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The Works of Orestes A. Brownson: Controversy

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1884
...sacreducss of traditions, if I live wholly from willun? But these impulses may be from below, not from above They do not seem to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, I will live from the devil. No law is sacred to me but the law of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 11

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1886
...that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong, what is against it .... if I am the devil's child, I will live then from the devil." " In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended." (Humility used to be looked upon as the foundation...
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The Works of Orestes A. Brownson: Controversy

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1884
...such; hut if I am the devil's child, I will live from the devil. No> law is sacred to me but the law of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to this or that ; the only right it what it after my constitution, the only wrong is what is against it."...
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