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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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Ross's Business English

John Walter Ross - 1915 - 271 pages
...descriptive catalogue I could never make you know what I meant by a bright spring day— George Eliot 9. 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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The New Fraternity: A Novel of University Life

George Frederick Gundelfinger - 1916 - 301 pages
...to 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...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.' It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 24

1916
...declares with the conviction, at once proud and humble, of one conscious of his own high spiritual gifts, "to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. " That gleam is the inflowing of God, or of Nature, which is the manifestation of God, or of the Over-Soul,...
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Living the Radiant Life: A Personal Narrative

George Wharton James - 1916 - 291 pages
...desire to know that led him to write the hymn. What a profound truth Emerson said when he wrote : " 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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The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit

Ralph Waldo Trine - 1917 - 241 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...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." Emerson,...
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Essays for College English

James Cloyd Bowman - 1918 - 474 pages
...and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men did, 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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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pages
...detect and watch that gleam of light which 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 is his. <I In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain...
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Century Readings for a Course in American Literature

1919
...Plato and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they g the weary way we tread, s And sorrow crown each...shun, no darkness dread. Our hearts still whisperi luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it...
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Developing Executive Ability

Enoch Burton Gowin - 1919 - 486 pages
...within themselves. "Trust thyself," says Ralph Waldo Emerson, "every heart vibrates to that iron string. 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." The man who would accomplish exceptional things should...
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Back to the Bible: Or, The New Protestantism

George McCready Price - 1920 - 235 pages
...all men, — that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense. ... A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of bards and sages." We have seen several examples of how this method works in natural science...
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