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" Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what thev thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of... "
The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 245
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
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The Venture Adventure: Strategies For Thriving In The Jungle Of Entrepreneurship

Daryl Bernstein, Joe Hammond - 1996 - 214 pages
...your city, your industry, or in society as a whole. Follow Your Instincts Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...of light which flashes across his mind from within. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize...
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The Religious and Romantic Origins of Psychoanalysis: Individuation and ...

Suzanne R. Kirschner - 1996 - 240 pages
...transform the religion of the inner light into a literal worship of the self, with his exhortation that "a man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...of light which flashes across his mind from within . . . Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." Correspondingly, he asserted,...
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Contingency Blues: The Search For Foundations In American Criticism

Paul Jay - 1997 - 234 pages
...Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages" (259). Emerson's position here recalls the familiar conceptual division between inner and outer ("books...
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Introduction to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) Management System

Thomas B. McMullen, Jr - 1998 - 320 pages
...Plato, and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his." °*• Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essay on Self Reliance Where Is TOC Headed? Any Important and Complicated...
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Introduction to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) Management System

Thomas B. McMullen, Jr - 1998 - 320 pages
...Plato, and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.l Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his." «*• Ralph Waldo Emerson,...
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Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Stephen Mulhall - 1994 - 351 pages
...or in which she was uninterested. Cavell sees the latter point as captured in Emerson's claim that 'In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come hack to us with a certain alienated majesty'; and he sees the former as emhodied in Emerson's related...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 pages
...believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius... A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.... "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives...
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Finding the Champion Within: A Step-by-Step Plan for Reaching Your Full ...

Bruce Jenner, Mark Seal - 1999 - 272 pages
...it's your time to make your move? Look for a flash of light, a moment of clarity, a glow of feeling. "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...light which flashes across his mind from within," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in his landmark essay "Self-Reliance." Reject that gleam, either out of insecurity...
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From Stress to Serenity: Gaining Strength in the Trials of Life

Angus Jenkinson - 2003 - 276 pages
...spirit to become reality. As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it: 'A man should learn to detect and watch the gleam of light which flashes across his mind from...dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.' The soul or psyche or mind (which for my purposes at the moment are interchangeable terms differing...
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Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good

Stephen Young - 2003 - 226 pages
...Riesman's observations. 16 "Trust thyself," Emerson wrote, "every heart vibrates to that iron string." 17 "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...light which flashes across his mind from within..." "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." "Society everywhere is in conspiracy...
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