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" Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then? It seems to be a rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, scarcely... "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 19
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays - 1841 - 303 pages
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder...memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated te"thte or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then ? It seems to be a...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 12; Volume 76

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1842
...After stating that a regard for consistency often ' scares us from our self-trust,' he asks, — ' But why should you keep your head over your shoulder?...Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then?'— Essay ii., p. 57. Why — it depends on the kind and frequency of the contradiction. Nature is not...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1842
...After stating that a regard for consistency often ' scares us from our self-trust,' he asks, — ' But why should you keep your head over your shoulder?...contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public places' Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then:'' — Essay ii., p. 57. Why — it depends...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this corpse of your 4 memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder...that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself—what then ? It seems to be a rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, scarcely...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder 1 Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory,...Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then 1 It seems to be a rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place ?...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this corpse of your 4 memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place...
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Seed-grain for Thought and Discussion, Volume 2

Anna Cabot Lowell - Conduct of life - 1856
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder?...rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. . . . With...
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The Lutheran Home Journal, Volume 3

Lutheran Church - 1858
...have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loth to disappoint them. But why should you keep your head over your shoulder?...rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. With consistency...
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