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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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An Emerson Calendar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 117 pages
...from this engineer, or a chemical discovery from that jobber. AUGUST AUGUST FIRST THE wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is...would triumph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable. COMPENSATION AUGUST SECOND For this is love's nobility, Not to scatter bread and gold, Goods and raiment...
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The Duty of Imperial Thinking: And Other Chapters on Themes Worth While

William Lonsdale Watkinson - 1906 - 270 pages
...upon us unseasonably, tactlessly, or harshly, we are not the less interested in it. Emerson says : "The wise man throws himself on the side of his assailants....interest than it is theirs to find his weak point." The discipline of the disagreeable is far too precious to be rejected. In some of the training colleges...
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Emerson's Essay on Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1906 - 30 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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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 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 throws 15 himself on the side of his assailants.1 It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak...
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The Tuftonian, Volume 34

1908
...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 four years spent on this Hill have, undoubtedly, done more than any other four years in our lives to...
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On the Open Road: Being Some Thoughts and a Little Creed of Wholesome Living

Ralph Waldo Trine - 1908 - 62 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." ['91 To love and to hold due reverence for all people and all things, but to stand in awe or fear of...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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...him like a dead skin and when they would triumph, lo 1 he has passed on invulnerable. Blame is safer than praise. I hate to be defended in a newspaper....
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...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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Golden Gleams of Thought from the Words of Leading Orators, Divines ...

Rev. S. Pollock Linn - 1881 - 446 pages
...learn something. 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. THE essence of true nobility is neglect of self. Let the thought of self pass in, and the...
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