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|Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. ____2. He would utter |
opinions on all passing affairs, which being seen to be not private, but necessary,
would sink like darts into the ear of men, and put them in fear. ____3. Society is a
|A Vision of To-day, a Series of Essays Henry Harrison Brown. A NOW affirmation |
with my compliments to you. Henry Harrison Brown, 583 Haight St. San Francisco
, Cal. Trust thyself! Every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept tha place ...
|all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?" (Jer. 17:9). Many people |
today believe what Emerson wrote: "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron
string."'* Or they may follow William Ernest Henley's philosophy as expressed in ...
|Missteps are conspicuous especially in the early chapters, as when he misquotes |
Emerson's “Self-Reliance,” changing “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that
iron string” to “Know thyself. Every heart vibrates to that string” (1).
|Emerson—My most important message was that folks needed to trust themselves |
first—to rely on self rather than others: “Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that
iron string.” Commentator 1—That iron who? Emerson—The “iron string” was my
|“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string....”. Ralph Waldo Emerson |
could have written this line from his poem “Self Reliance” yesterday. Writing as
he did back in the 1800's it seems he was a bit ahead of the new-age guru trend.
|You used the expression " the iron string " just now. It is in one of your essays. I |
forget which. Can you tell me which? "Heroism, I think. Or perhaps, Self-Reliance.
Yes, it comes back to me now : ' Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron ...
|"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."2 Nietzsche could have |
added no self to trust more, excepting those other equally unmalicious honest
manly men who would know there are times, especially when there are fights to