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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 Pilgrims' Way: A Little Scrip of Good Counsel for Travellers

1907 - 329 pages
...climbs slow, how slowly ! But westward, look, the land is bright ! ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH Trust Thyself A MAN should learn to detect and watch that gleam...of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice TRUST THYSELF his thought because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected...
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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 534 pages
...Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men said 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." " Kingdom and lordship, power and estate, are a gaudier...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907
...Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men said 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." " Kingdom and lordship, power and estate, are a gaudier...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they . thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that 15 gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament2 of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every...
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The Nervous System of Jesus

Henry Guy Walters - 1907 - 99 pages
...convicMateriai tion and it shall be the unitantheism. versal sense." Self-reliance (op. nit p. 1.) "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across Science and Health (op. cit. p. 587 "The belief that Infinite mind is in finite forms," is "mythology,"...
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Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 303 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...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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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...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...recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us 63 with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this....
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recvgnize our own rejected thoughts ; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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How to Study and Teaching how to Study

Frank Morton McMurry - 1909 - 324 pages
...thinking for us, and we will ever be suffering from the timidity that Emerson laments in the words : — 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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...and Milton0 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 15 flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet...
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