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" A great man is always willing to be little. Whilst he sits on the cushion of advantages, he goes to sleep. When he is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; he has gained facts ;... "
Essays - Page 107
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
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Part the first. History of libraries (contin.) Economy of libraries

Edward Edwards - 1859
...sorely shot a!. awakens the indignation which arms itself with secret forces.... The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than theirs to Hnd his weak poiut. The wound cicatrizes and falls off from him, like a dead skin, and when...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 26

1866
...chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; he has gained facts; he learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill. The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more to his interest than it is theirs to...
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Arabula: Or, The Divine Guest. Containing a New Collection of Gospels

Andrew Jackson Davis - 1867 - 403 pages
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit ; has got moderation...and falls off from him like a dead skin, and when he would triumph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable. Blame is safer than praise. I hate to be defended...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit ; has got moderation...off from him like a dead skin, and when they would trinmph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable. Blame is safer than praise. I hate to be defended in a...
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Essays: First series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit ; has got moderation...off from him like a dead skin, and when they would trinmph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable. Blame is safer than praise. I hate to be defended in a...
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - 1878 - 564 pages
...ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill. The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is...would triumph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable." — RW EMERSON. § 76. EFFECTIVENESS OF ANTITHESIS IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF LITERATURE. There is scarcely...
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Choice Thoughts; Or, Selections from Nearly One Hundred and Fifty Different ...

Isaac Newton Carleton - 1878 - 132 pages
...something; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood; he has gained facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill. The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more to his interest than it is theirs to...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit, has pot moderation and real skill. The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is...would triumph, lo! he has passed on invulnerable/ Usually elegant, often poetical by an imaginative sympathy with Nature, as in this passage: •I sec...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; ot now. For I did not bring home the river and sky...Fresh pearls to their enamel gave ; And the bellowi tails off from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable....
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation...than it is theirs to find his weak point. The wound cicaVOL. n. 8 trizes and falls off from him like a dead skin and when they would triumph, lo! he has...
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