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" It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "
Wit and Wisdom: A Public Affairs Miscellany - Page 72
edited by - 1982 - 357 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register
...harder, because you will 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...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to yon, is, that it scatters your force....
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Select essays and poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Eva March Tappan - 1808 - 120 pages
...harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 10. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force....
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Bentley's miscellany, Volume 64

...the world whips you with its displeasure. And therefore a man must know how to estimate a sour face." It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. || To apply a verse of Keble's, let the world take him as it may, he will not change his road. Or as...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle - 1841 - 371 pages
...harder, because ypu will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you, is, that it scatters your force....
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

British periodicals - 1841
...harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is be who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "The...
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The Unitarian Annual Register, for the Year ....

Unitarianism - 1845
...appear from 31 Wed. 7 8 4 62 morn. 6 19 meridian to sunset." — Christopher North. The Great Man. " It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — RW Emerson. Have glazed the snow, and clothed the trees with ice, When the slant sun of February...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force....
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's...perfect •sweetness the independence of solitude. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his...
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Essays, lectures, and orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after your own ; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the...
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A new elucidation of the principles of speech and elocution

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849
...is to combat - infidelity - and - vice. And - what avails - a weapon - without skill - to wield it ? It is easy - in the world - to live - after the world's...perfect sweetness - the independence - of solitude. The material cause, — the trumpet - sounds - because - 'tis made - of metal. The formal cause, —...
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