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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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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 pages
...Nietzsche's Preface, and Emersonian echoes in their ideas of the lightning flash (in "Self- Reliance": "to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within"), of originality as pregnancy (in "Experience," among other allusions, there is "the crescive self"),...
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The Goodly Word: The Puritan Influence in American Literature

Ellwood Johnson - 2005 - 281 pages
...men (Moses, Plato, Milton) "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." Influence was the hobgoblin of Emerson's mind. The one thing not to be forgiven to intellectual persons...
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Amerikaner in der Fremde: Humor als Überwindungsstrategie

Anahita Teymourian-Pesch - 2006 - 274 pages
...Porte, Saundra Morris [Hg.], WW Norton & Company, Inc. New York, London 2001, 95. 197 Vgl. hierzu: „A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. [...] The relations ofthe soul to the divine spirit are so pure, that it is profane to seek to interpose...
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The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

Jodi O'Brien - 2006 - 550 pages
...only mentioned casually in passing. Perhaps the most fundamental basis of his thought is found in (2): "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." The key word is "flashes." In the context of the sentence, he seems to be suggesting that the flashes...
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Cavell on Film

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 399 pages
...Dewey's Construction and Criticism, dating from 1929: As Emerson says in his essay on "Self-Reliance": "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...of light which flashes across his mind from within, . . . else to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and...
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito - 2005 - 210 pages
...and it does this around a figure that is sustained in Emerson and developed by Dewey. Emerson writes: "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within."9 This is an image that symbolizes the sense of being and becoming in the path of perfection....
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 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 gleam of light which flashes across his mind 31 from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...gleams of a world in which we do not live" (JMN 5:270). Later, in "Self-Reliance," we will be told that "a man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards or sages" (E&L 259). In the finale of Nature, following...
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Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

Beatrice Hanssen - 2006 - 256 pages
...of 'Self-Reliance' (no more famous that it is unknown, to Benjamin for example), also about reading: 'A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages'? Doesn't Emerson confirm this advice in his essay 'Experience', when the idea of 'persisting to read...
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Change Your Mind. Change Your Body. Change Your Life.

Bobbi Zemo - 2006 - 248 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...flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it...
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