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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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 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 20 more his interest than it is theirs to...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; he has gained facts ; learns his 20 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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Emerson: His Contribution to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...and relative conjunctions. Take for example the following extract from the essay on Compensation : " The wise man throws himself on the side of his assailants....find his weak point. The wound cicatrizes and falls from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable." I What...
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The Contribution of Emerson to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...and relative conjunctions. Take for example the following extract from the essay on Compensation : " The wise man throws himself on the side of his assailants....find his weak point. The wound cicatrizes and falls from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo ! he has passed on invulnerable." ' What...
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The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Being Extracts from His Prose and Verse

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 163 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. Compensation. CHARACTER dulls the impression of V^/ particular events. When we see the conqueror, we...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...something ; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood ; 10 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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Language for Men of Affairs, Volume 2

1920
...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. . . . Sentence Building in Speech and Writing Writing differs sharply from talk in the close conscious...
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Language for Men of Affairs, Volume 2

1920
...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 and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 141 pages
...something; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood; he has gained facts; learned 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. — COMPENSATION If he set out to contend, almost...
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