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" Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. "
Sovereign Woman Versus Mere Man: A Medley of Quotations - Page 53
1905 - 91 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841 - 1092 pages
...be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It ii a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. " I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 168 pages
...misunderstood." Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. 15. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841 - 640 pages
...be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. " I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of bis will are rounded in by the law of...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 396 pages
...be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 354 pages
...to-day. —'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 384 pages
...be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 400 pages
...misunderstood. Misunderstood ? It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is t<y be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded...
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Twelve essays [comprising Essays, 1st ser.].

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1849 - 270 pages
...be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is aright fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood t Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no-man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 270 pages
...be misunderstood. Misunderstood ! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 354 pages
...— ' Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood ? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. I suppose no man can violate his nature. All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his...
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