He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. Bid the invaders take the shoes from off their feet, for God is here within. For my perception of it is as much a fact as the sun. Why all this deference to Alfred, and Scanderbeg, and Gustavus?
It supposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness. If any man consider the present aspects of what is called by distinction Self relience, he will see the need of these ethics.
This is to be done in our smooth times by speaking the truth. These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Their virtues are penances. He will then see prayer in all action.
Conformity, according to Emerson, is death to an individual. My book should smell of pines and resound with the hum of insects. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it.
Self reliance is the foundation of a productive, efficient, and self sustaining society. A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; — read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
Let a Stoic open the resources of man, and tell men they are not leaning willows, but can and must detach themselves; that with the exercise of self-trust, new powers shall appear; that a man is the word made flesh, born to shed healing to the nations, that he should be ashamed of our compassion, and that the moment he acts from himself, tossing the laws, the books, idolatries, and customs out of the window, we pity him no more, but thank and revere him, — and that teacher shall restore the life of man to splendor, and make his name dear to all history.
No greater men are now than ever were. They fancy that I choose to see this or that thing. And, of course, so much force is withdrawn from your proper life. The great genius returns to essential man. Our reading is mendicant and sycophantic.
There is no time to them. Do I not know that he is pledged to himself not to look but at one side, — the permitted side, not as a man, but as a parish minister? He is supported on crutches, but lacks so much support of muscle. All things are made sacred by relation to it, — one as much as another.
No man can come near me but through my act. What you have to do, young man, is to carry a message to Garcia. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it.
This which I think and feel underlay every former state of life and circumstances, as it does underlie my present, and what is called life, and what is called death. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still. The Emperor held it impossible to make a perfect army, says Las Casas, "without abolishing our arms, magazines, commissaries, and carriages, until, in imitation of the Roman custom, the soldier should receive his supply of corn, grind it in his hand-mill, and bake his bread himself.
It is always ancient virtue. Emerson posits the effects of self-reliance: The swallow over my window should interweave that thread or straw he carries in his bill into my web also. It was in his own mind that the artist sought his model. In history, our imagination plays us false.
In proportion to the depth of the thought, and so to the number of the objects it touches and brings within reach of the pupil, is his complacency.
These varieties are lost sight of at a little distance, at a little height of thought. But do thou leave as unlawful these winnings, and deal with Cause and Effect, the chancellors of God. A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace.Self-Reliance magazine is available as a printed edition and for Amazon Kindle.
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