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" God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please, — you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,... "
Essays: First series - Page 269
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
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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
...perception of identity. We talk with accomplished persons who appear to be strangers in nature. The cloud, the tree, the turf, the bird, are not theirs, have...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 - 303 pages
...Take which you please, — you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates ever. He in whom the love of repose predominates, will accept...father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation ; but he shuts the door of truth. He in whom the love of truth predominates, will keep himself aloof from...
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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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...perception of identity. We talk with accomplished persons who appear to be strangers in nature. The cloud, the tree, the turf, the bird are not theirs, have...father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation ; but he shuts the door of truth. He in whom the love of truth predominates will keep himself aloof from...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...perception of identity. We talk with accomplished persons who appear to be strangers in nature. The cloud, the tree, the turf, the bird, are not theirs, have...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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