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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 Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Dan P. McAdams - 2005 - 400 pages
...nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner" — and the most noble achievements of the mature adult.35 "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...light which flashes across his mind from within," he writes, "more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages."36 In other words, intuition...
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Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development

Aliki Barnstone - 2006 - 187 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. (Complete Writings 138) Emerson believed that a pure light could be "detected" from "within" the soul....
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Bildung versus Self-Reliance?: Selbstkultur bei Goethe und Emerson

Philipp Mehne - 2008 - 226 pages
...Judgment." (CW 2, 27). Selbstkultur bedeutet in dieser Hinsicht Kultivierung der eigenen Intuition: „A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." Allerdings wird im Lauf des Textes in einem subtilen Perspektivwechsel vom Individuum zur Gemeinschaft...
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The Overman in the Marketplace: Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture

Ishay Landa - 2007 - 325 pages
...your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart, is true for all men. ... A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.'10 But it would be a mistake to assume that Emerson's praise of individual freedom was merely...
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From Cult to Christ

Craig Kuhn - 2007 - 264 pages
...anyone not speaking the words of Jesus. CHAPTER TWELVE I'm right... No, I'm Right. How Do You Tell? "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...of light which flashes across his mind from within, " —Emerson "All a man's ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart" —Proverbs 21:2 he...
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The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit

Ralph Waldo Trine - 2007 - 244 pages
...whose lives have been lives of accomplishment and service for their fellow-men. Emerson, who said: "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across Ms mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...own. An early line from "Self-Reliance" says this well: 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. (CW2, 27) For now, focus on the final line. The worry is that instead of embracing our own illuminations,...
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Pragmatism, Education, and Children: International Philosophical Perspectives

Michael Taylor, Helmut Schreier, Paulo Ghiraldelli, Jr., Paulo Ghiraldelli Jr. - 2008 - 248 pages
...his Emersonian essay, Construction and Criticism'. As Emerson says in his essay on "Self-Reliance": "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...light which flashes across his mind from within." ... But it is not easy to detect and watch the gleams of light that flash from within. Education and...
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