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  • Thought And Emotion
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    The quote that most provoked thought and emotion from within me comes from the essay 'Self-Reliance' by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 'To be great is to be misunderstood' was used by Emerson to explain the lagging growth of the conception of ideas and thoughts of his generation. Original and novel ideas were scorned by conservatives who believed the best method for learning was by repetition and memorization of proven classics written by previous generations. The continuing timelessness of his quote is s...
  • Meditation
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    coria Drivin February 2, 2000 Culture Div. Class Professor Manning My Personal Meditation I was very skeptical and cautious about the lesson on meditation. A few years back I had taken a course on relaxation, which I had found to be only somewhat helpful. I was hoping to find another alternative to calm myself and release the stress. Although I became disbelieving of meditation-I was proved wrong. After you told us to close our eyes, I had a hard time falling into the meditation. At first I felt...
  • Brilliant Man His Thoughts Of Life
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    socrates was a great philosopher. he had many thoughts of how people were and how people thought. i thought that he was a great mind of the many thoughts that he had and his overview of life. i ht ought of him to be a brilliant man. his thoughts of life captivated many. i thought that his words were something that was looked a pon by many. because of this i thought that he was a brilliant man. his thoughts on how people acted were out there. popple looked at him to be a weird person but he was l...
  • Plane Crash And Nell
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    Before I Say Good-Bye By: Mary Higgins Clark In the beginning of the novel you are introduced to Nell Caul iff. As a child Nell's parents were killed in a plane crash, and Nell was raised by her grandfather. Nell said she had ESP just like her Great-aunt Gert, and Nell said she knew when her great-aunt died and knew her parents were killed in a plane crash, and was comforted by their presence. Nell always had the gift of extrasensory perception, just like her great-aunt Gert, but her grandfather...
  • Russell's Prose Style
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    Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest masters of English Prose. He revolutionized not only the subject matter but also the mode of expression. He has in him a happy blend of greatest philosopher and a great writer. He was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in 1950. The subject matter of his essays may be very difficult but his manner of expression is so lucid and simple that even a layman can understand him without any special difficulty. It is a rare privilege which only few prose masters enj...
  • Accusations Socrates
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    As we read in the Apology, Socrates was on trial because he was thought to be a wise man who taught his views to the youth. Being wise was an illegal behavior during his time. He was accused of making weaker arguments the stronger. Knowing none of these accusations to be true, Socrates told the jury what he believed to be true. When found guilty of such accusations Socrates did let it be known he did not fear death. As a philosopher he questioned the purity of everything, and of course the heave...
  • Music In Aida
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    'On Experiencing Verdi's Aida " Being my first time seeing an opera, I was very much impressed by the whole production. I did not, however think it was very different than I had imagined it would be like. Although my opinion would have been much better ifI saw it live, it was a great first impression. I thought that all of the characters were very well caste d. I did think that even though they were all very talented singers, they could have used more facial expressions and gestures to play out ...
  • Really Great Thought
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    Van Gogh, an outstanding artist whose works, in his whole life, had not been bought merely one, except for one that were sold by his brother that were sympathetic with hime, and so as to please him, created the the impressive style which were one of the mainstream in the modern painting. usually the case it is that most societies could not have the insight into great thoughts of some contemporary thinkers, and then people reasonably lack the respect for them, even when they claim to admire them....

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