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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 157
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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The Microcosm: Or, Little World of Home, Volumes 1-3

1835
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...down. They look backward and not forward. But genius always looks forward. The eyes of man arc set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...down. They look backward, and not forward; but genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,—let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward, and not forward; but genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words ; manners, actions,...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his;—cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...truth, or creates. . . The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame •• The world of any moment is the merest appearance. Some great decorum, some fetish of a...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words ; manners, actions,...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...truth, or creates. . . The book, the college, the school of art, the inBtitntion of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward aud not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes of man are bet in his forehead, not in his hindhead...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...truth, or creates. . . The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead : inan hopes : genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man creates not, the pure efflux of...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 942 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words; manners, actions,...
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