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" Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. "
The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 247
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
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The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between

Sanford Budick - 1996 - 348 pages
...than Emerson. Emerson writes in "Self-Reliance": Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. ... If malice and vanity wear the coat of philanthropy, shall that pass? If any angry bigot assumes...
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Burning All Illusions: A Guide to Personal and Political Freedom

David Edwards - 1996 - 246 pages
...be real; only from this aim can virtuous lives and behaviour arise. As Emerson said so well: 'He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness.' 25 Like the Eastern sages, our society needs to grow out of its adolescent experimentation with inadequate...
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On Self and Social Organization

Charles Horton Cooley - 1998 - 259 pages
...Emerson offers his calm, clear, and unmistakable counsel of self-reliance. "Trust thyself." "Whoso would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...name of goodness but must explore if it be goodness." He does not say "follow your own instincts unless they seem to conflict with what the world recognizes...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 pages
...toward nature. Since "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind," people should "absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world." Emerson continues... "To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...realities and creators, but names and customs. Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. I remember an...
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Socratic Seminars in the Block

Wanda H. Ball, Pam Brewer - 2000 - 161 pages
...realities and creators, but names and customs. Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.... A foolish consistency...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - 2002 - 288 pages
...Emerson continues to characterize as "integrity": "Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by...at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind" (E, 261). In general Emerson plays on two senses of "integrity"—that of bodily integrity, in which...
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Nietzsche's Postmoralism: Essays on Nietzsche's Prelude to Philosophy's Future

Richard Schacht - 2001 - 264 pages
...Nietzsche [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979], p. 116). 77. Emerson: "Whoso would be a man . . . must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness" (Essays and Lectures, p. 261). 78. Beyond Good and Evil, trans. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Vintage,...
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One Writer's Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty

Suzanne Marrs - 2002 - 304 pages
...the heart,' said Jamie. 'I would never bother with it'" (RB, 27). He sounds like Emerson proclaiming, "Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world." His is a sort of Emersonian selfworship run amok. Indeed, Little Harp in The Robber Bridegroom, as...
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Skepticism, Individuality, and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard ...

Bonnie Honig, David R. Mapel
...parade before our eyes as we read "Self-Reliance": "Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist." "Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world." "Few and mean as my gifts may be, I actually am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance...
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