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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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The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Volume 15

Gustaf E. Karsten - 1916
..."Sultan" within her mind. 14 Pp. 131 ff. CHAUCER'S SINNERS AND SINS "The wise man," says Emerson, "always throws himself on the side of his assailants." "It...interest than it is theirs to find his weak point." Hence it is the part of wisdom as well as of courtesy to deem Mr. Lowes as truly my ally in the cause...
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The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Volume 15

Gustaf E. Karsten - 1916
...Sultan" within her mind. u Pp. 131 S. CHAUCER'S SINNERS AND SINS "The wise man," says Emerson, "always throws himself on the side of his assailants." "It...interest than it is theirs to find his weak point." Hence it is the part of wisdom as well as of courtesy to deem Mr. Lowes as truly my ally in the cause...
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The Christian Science Journal, Volume 19

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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The World's Great Classics: Essays of American essayists

Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne - 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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Insurance & Commercial Magazine, Volumes 46-47

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,'' said Emerson. '"THE Covenant Mutual of Galesburg, Illinois we are informed, is proposed to be re-insured...
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Teachers World, Volume 5

1893
...tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something ; he has gained facts ; learns his ignorance ; is cured of the insanity of conceit ; has got moderation and real skill. In general, every evil to which we do not succumb is a benefactor. As the Sandwich Islander believes...
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