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" ... influx. Exactly parallel is the whole rule of intellectual duty to the rule of moral duty. A self-denial, no less austere than the saint's, is demanded of the scholar. He must worship truth, and forego all things for that, and choose defeat and pain,... "
Complete Works - Page 318
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
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The Westminster Review, Volume 156

1901
...convulsive, averse to all stagnation. As one of the greatest of nineteenth- century philosophers has said, " God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which yon please — you can never have both." This, then, was the age when men were choosing Truth rather...
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Blackwood's Lady's Magazine and Gazette of the Fashionable ..., Volumes 32-33

1852
...reed, but bidding him stand firm Though she crush worlds. God offers to every mind, it has been said, its choice between truth and repose. "Take which you...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose predominates, will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...Politics, Art, in the hope that in the course of a few years we shall have condensed into our encyclopedia the net value of all the theories at which the world...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 13

1848
...freedom and. the truthfulness of his thought. His essays are jeplete with passages such as this : — " God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you ean never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...parabola, whose arcs will never meet. so far in one direction, that I am out of the hoop of your horizon. Neither by detachment, neither by aggregation, is...its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please—you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...few men to be poets, yet every man is a receiver of this descending Holy Ghost, and may well stud y the laws of its influx. Exactly parallel is the whole...its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please,—you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 16

1848
...freedom and the truthfulness of his thought. His essays are replete with passages such as this : — " God offers to every mind its choice between truth...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose predominates, will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 13

1848
...freedom and the truthfulness of his thought. His essays are replete with passages such as ! this : — " God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you ean never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...the best accumulation or disposition of details, yet does the world reappear in miniature in evety event, so that all the laws of nature -may be read...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in Whom the love of repose predominates, will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...strict consanguinity, and detects more likeness than variety in all her changes. We are stung by the _ desire for new thought, but when we receive a new...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose predominates, will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,...
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