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" ... complaining the rest of his life. A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont, who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in... "
Essays, First Series - Page 66
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1879 - 290 pages
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Self Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee - 2005 - 304 pages
...goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always, like a cat, falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls....already. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances. 28 Pursuit of self and the pursuit of a specific occupation are not equivalent. Emerson's endorsement...
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Ohio Arch├Žological and Historical Quarterly

1908
...to -Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always, like a cat, falls en his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls....he does not postpone his life, but lives already." Never was there a broader or livelier spirit of enterprise, and I am proud to be the husband of one...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays for First-year Students Selected by the ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1923 - 428 pages
...goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always, like a cat, falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls....profession," for he does not postpone his life, but fives already. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances. Let a stoic open the resources of man...
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The Chautauquan: Organ of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle

1900
...hear God Himself unless He speak the phraseology of I know not what David, or Jeremiah, or Paul." "He feels no shame in not studying a profession for he does not postpone his life, but lives already." " Discontent is the want of self-reliance." Quote at random, you cannot fail to alight upon a significant...
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