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" Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else to-morrow a stranger will say with... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 45
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...flexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else tomorrow a stranger will say what we have thought and felt all the time, and we...forced to take with shame our own opinion from another. 2(J"]) Emerson was once caricatured as a "Transparent fc=l Eye-Ball" - quite apt in light of this comment....
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A River Worth Riding

Lynn Marie Sager - 2005 - 268 pages
...What an extraordinary definition of greatness—to be misunderstood. In the same essay, Emerson wrote: "There is a time in every man's education when he...that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide." Imagine realizing that whenever you feel envy, you are only demonstrating an ignorance of your own...
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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

G. W. Kimura - 2007 - 167 pages
...means a refusal to be satisfied with the answers that others have handed over to us as authoritative: There is a time in every man's education when he arrives...imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or worse as his portion; that the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come...
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How Disruption Brought Order: The Story of a Winning Strategy in the World ...

Jean-Marie Dru - 2007 - 256 pages
...always remembered the text by Ralph Waldo Emerson used in the voice-over for Reebok's advertising: "There is a time in every man's education when he...imitation is suicide, that he must take himself for better or worse . . . Insist on yourself. Never imitate." At the time, Chiat/Day had a reputation for being...
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Explorations in Personality

the late Henry A. Murray - 2007 - 816 pages
...so are their creeds a disease of the intellect. 7. Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. 8. There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that imitation is suicide. 9. The state is made for the individual ; the individual is not made for the...
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