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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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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 280 pages
...good-humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely...own opinion from another. There is a time in every man-s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide;...
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Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 458 pages
...noted: "Workjs] of genius . . . teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression . . . Else tomorrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely...to take with shame our own opinion from another." The opening paragraph of Schopenhauer as Educator ends: "The man who does not wish to belong to the...
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The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction

Jodi O'Brien - 2006 - 550 pages
...good-humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else tomorrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely...take with shame our own opinion from another. There are several important ideas in this passage, but they are not developed by Emerson, only mentioned...
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito - 2005 - 210 pages
...good-humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely...forced to take with shame our own opinion from another. ("SR," 131-32 in CC, 139) Emerson calls the gleam of light "Intuition," or "Instinct." It symbolizes...
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Cavell on Film

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 399 pages
...detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, . . . else to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely...to take with shame our own opinion from another." . . . Language does not help us at this point; rather the Presidential Address delivered before the...
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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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