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Essays, orations and lectures - Page 30
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register
...am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows, any secondary testimony. " What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what...always find those who think they know what is your dnty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle - 1841 - 371 pages
...actually am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do, is all that concerns me ; not what...whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It_is the harder, because ypu will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than...
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Twelve essays [comprising Essays, 1st ser.].

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1849
...actuality am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world tolive after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live afier our own; but the great man is...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...actuallly am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the...intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction hetween greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

1850 - 476 pages
...Selfreliance is its aversion it loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. INDEPENDENCE. What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what...always find those who think they know what is your duty belter than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - Political Science - 1850 - 476 pages
...intellectual life, may serve for ><Hi between greatness and meanness. Tt is the harder because n(i those who think they know what is your duty better than you asy in the world to livu after the world's opinion ; it is easy in after our own ; but tho givat mau...
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Essays: first series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...actually am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. *What I must do is all that concerns me, not what...people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual ; I r v. and-in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness....
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...thus explains it: What I must do Is all that concerns me, and not what the people think. This rale, equally arduous In actual and in intellectual life,...distinction between greatness and meanness. It is tbe harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...marks the boundary between them. Emerson thus explains it: What I mnet do is all that concerns me, and not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous...In actual and In Intellectual life, may serve for tbe whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It Is the harder, because you will always find...
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Leaves from an Invalid's Journal, and Poems

Mrs. E. N. Gladding - Diaries - 1858 - 235 pages
...they, and I will not turn back, though difficulties and disappointments spring up all around me. " What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think/' says Emerson ; and I send forth my leaves culled, almost at random, from the thick foliage, (not of...
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