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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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Arabula: The Divine Guest

Andrew J Davis - 1996 - 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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Like a Garden: A Biblical Spirituality of Growth

Sara Covin Juengst - 1996 - 102 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.2 Paul is saying something more in his letter to the Corinthians: that it is not just facts and...
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Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony

Virginia Hanson, Rosemarie Stewart, Shirley J. Nicholson - 2001 - 291 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 ciatrizes and falls off from him like a dead skin and when they would triumph, lo! he has passed on...
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Lives in Spirit: Precursors and Dilemmas of a Secular Western Mysticism

Harry T. Hunt - 2003 - 357 pages
...something; he has been put on his wits, and on his manhood; he has gained facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation...interest than it is theirs to find his weak point. . . . Every evil to which we do not succumb is a benefactor. (Emerson, Compensation: 184) That which...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 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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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 pages
...chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits ... he has gained facts, learned his ignorance, is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 There is no education like adversity. - Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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." 10. 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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J. Frank Torres

Lois Gerber Franke - 2007 - 284 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 . . . Blame is safer than praise ... In general, every evil to which we do not succumb is a benefactor...
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Living Like Benjamin: Making Dreams Come True

Capt Brad Borden Usa (Ret ). - 2007 - 232 pages
...something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill, Ralph Waldo Emerson May 31 Moderation Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful,...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...of our engagements if a spirit of selfpreservation rules us. In "Compensation," Emerson pronounces: "The wise man throws himself on the side of his assailants....interest than it is theirs to find his weak point" (CW2, 68). And later, in "Culture": "As soon as he sides, with his critic, against himself, with joy,...
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