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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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Selected Words for Spelling

Clarence Edmund Meleney - 1894
...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." 36. Names of Five Eminent Americans. Eminent Statesmen. George Washington Benjamin Franklin Thomas...
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All's Right with the World

Charles Benjamin Newcomb - 1897 - 261 pages
...endurance become incalculable, as is frequently shown with maniacs. 47 BITTER MEDICINE. The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is...interest than it is theirs to find his weak point. — Emerson. Before the eye can see, it must be incapable of tears. Before the ear can hear, it must...
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The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from ..., Volume 15

Andrew Lang, Donald Grant Mitchell - 1898 - 9822 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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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...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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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 23

Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl - 1899
...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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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature ..., Volume 23

Richard Garnett - 1899
...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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Essays of American Essayists: Including Biographical and Critical Sketches ...

1900 - 456 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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Essays. 1901

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901
...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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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck - 1901
...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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Compensation: An Essay

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 70 pages
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on 51 his manhood ; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit ; has got moderation...himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interesl than it is theirs to find his weak point. The wound cicatrizes and falls off from him like...
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