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Let a man know his worth, and keep things under his feet. Let him not peep or steal. Or skulk up and down with the air of a charity-boy, or an interloper, in the world which exists for him. What does this passage mean?

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    "Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet. Let him not peep or steal, or skulk up and down with the air of a charity-boy, a b a s t a r d, or an interloper."
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo

    Emerson was urging people to be honest and real.

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