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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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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...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 be from below, not from 25 above." I replied, "They do not seem to me to be 1 One who does not submit to the established creed...
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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 534 pages
...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 wrong what is against it." " Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love." " Your goodness...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907
...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 wrong what is against it." " Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love." " Your goodness...
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Educational Issues in the Kindergarten

Susan Elizabeth Blow - 1908 - 34 pages
...suggested his friend, " may be from the devil." " They do not seem to me to be so," answered Emerson, " but if I am the devil's child, I will live then from the devil." l This story lays bare the noblest impulse that beats in the heart of the new return to nature. The...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...On my saying, 5 What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within? my friend suggested, — "But these impulses may be...the Devil." No law can be sacred to me but that of ic my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right...
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English Prose: A Series of Related Essays for the Discussion and Practice of ...

Frederick William Roe, George Roy Elliott - 1913 - 487 pages
...church. On 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...replied, " They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am 35 the devil's child, I will live then from the devil." No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature....
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The Isle of Life: A Romance

Stephen French Whitman - 1913 - 498 pages
...Emerson said about that? ' What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live from within? No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.' And he was right. To be an individual, one must live his own life. "We don't all find our best satisfaction...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...church. On 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 be..."They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the 20 devil's child, I will live then from the devil." No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature....
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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pages
...On 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 be from...the Devil's child, I will live then from the Devil." <I No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature s* <I Good and bad are but names very readily transferable...
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Mental Evolution

Ulysses Grant King - 1921 - 274 pages
...if I live wholly from within?' my friend suggested, — 'But these impulses may be from below, and not from above.' I replied, 'They do not seem to me...sacred to me, but that of my nature. Good and bad are names very readily transferable to that or this, — the only right is what is after my constitution;...
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