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" Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best,... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 138
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...Can we avoid imitation ? What makes a work original ? In architecture what must be considered ? 43. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...house in which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift...talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays - 1841 - 303 pages
...which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Jnsist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with tne cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another, you have...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...house in which all these will findjhemselves fitted, jand taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...house in which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...house in which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...house in which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...house in which all these ifill find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you...present every moment with the cumulative force of a whnle life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...house in which all these wffl find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift...talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...house in which all these will find themselves fitted, and taste and sentiment will be satisfied also. Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift...talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what...
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