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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. "
Essays and Poems of Emerson - Page 155
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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The Monthly magazine

1841
...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 opinion ; it...objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to yon, is, that it scatters your force. It loses your time, and blurs the impression of your character....
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...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...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

...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 opinion ; it...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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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

British periodicals - 1841
...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...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
...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 opinion ; it...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, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...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...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 - 364 pages
...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 - 80 pages
...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 opinion...perfect sweetness - the independence - of solitude. The material cause, — the trumpet - sounds - because - 'tis made - of metal. The formal cause, — the...
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Papers on Wesleyan matters

...also there — a monument of God's protecting care and man's weakness. TRUE WISDOM. — It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion : it...crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, says :• — "Chalmers in Scotland, Arnold in England, and...
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Eliza Cook's journal

Eliza Cook
...greater part of the world might suhscrihe it, without deviating from the strictest veracity. IT is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; hut the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence...
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