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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 Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. January Fifth. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. January Sixth. January Seventh. Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
...and Milton3 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 firmament4 of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it...
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Constructive Rhetoric

Edward Everett Hale (Jr.) - 1896 - 352 pages
...studying any such question as this to run through some one thing and note whatever is to the point. 1. "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." 2. " What pretty oracles nature yields us on this text in the face and behavior of children, babes,...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 pages
...That their method is unique comes from the work they attempt to do ; namely, to turn the mind inward " to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." Really, Emerson is not engaged in presenting abstract truth, hut in clothing truth in flesh and blood....
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Mind, Volume 5

1900
...be dismissed as fanciful. How many times we may have entertained an angel unawares! Says Emerson : "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. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it...
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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to 46 detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works...
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In Search of a Soul: A Series of Essays in Interpretation of the Higher ...

Horatio Willis Dresser - 1899 - 273 pages
...Emerson, the greatest prophet of self-reliance, says : " 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 power which resides in him is new in nature ; and none 142 but he knows what that is which...
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The Victory of the Will

Victor Charbonnel - 1899 - 331 pages
...ourselves with this vain optimism. Let us give up pure contemplation, and act ! " A man," says Emerson, " should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." But, so soon as this gleam of light is detected and watched, we 31 The Victory of the Will should project...
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Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

George Eliot - 1899 - 251 pages
...nothing is the young gtudent so timid and uncertain as in regard to his own opinion. Unless he learns " to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within," it will soon be obscured and lost. TOPICS FOR STUDY. PART I. 1. When and where does the plot of " Silas...
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Essays. 1901

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901
...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...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts : they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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