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" We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. "
Essays: First Series - Page 57
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, _ if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,—all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm....
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,—all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm....
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can ailirm. Every man...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review

1849
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. It« presence or its absence is all we can affirm. . . . Perception...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which iniikes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we souk to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all...
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Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1850
...beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. . . . Perception is not whimsical, but fatal. If I see a trait, my children will see it after me, and...
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