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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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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
...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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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

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 cicatrises and falls off from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo ! he has passed...
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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...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 cicavou M. 8 trizes and falls off from him like a dead skin and when they would triumph, lo ! he has...
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The Hawaiian Monthly

1884
...SCOTT. thing. He has been put on his wits, but he has gained facts; he has learned his ignorance, he is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill.—Emerson. WANTED. About the time the present number of the MONTHY reaches its readers, the...
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The Educational Weekly, Volume 3

1885
...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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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 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...than it is theirs to find his weak point. The wound cicatrises and falls off from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo ! he has passed...
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Essays, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888
...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...It is more his interest than it is theirs to find bis weak point. The wound clear VOL. II. 8 trizes and falls off from him like a dead skin and when...
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Choice Selections: Being about Six Hundred Extracts from More Than Two ...

Charles Northend - 1890 - 216 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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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 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...than it is theirs to find his weak point. The wound cicatrizes2 and falls off from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo! he has passed...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1894 - 322 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 his interest than it is theirs to find...
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