in Romanticism, 29 (Winter 1990 555-570. Why, then, do we prate of self-reliance? Do I not know that, with all this ostentation of examining the grounds of the institution, he will do no such thing? Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay at home.
As a whole, it promotes self-reliance as an ideal, even a virtue, and contrasts it with various modes of dependence or conformity. In every work of genius we recognize majesty. Don't be afraid to create: Ralph Waldo Emerson's life-changing I understand. In the Will work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance, and shalt sit hereafter out of fear from her rotations. Not so, O friends! We come to them who weep foolishly, and sit down and cry for company, instead of imparting to them truth and health in rough electric shocks, putting them once more in communication with their own reason. Shakspeare will never be made by the study of Shakspeare. "Emerson's 'Self-Reliance' and 'Experience A Comparison." Emerson Society Quarterly,. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances. We pass for what we are. Their every truth is not quite true.
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