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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,... "
Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 269
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
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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 - 303 pages
...only the old thought with a new face, and though we make it our own, we instantly crave another ; we are not really enriched. For the truth was in us,...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
...only the old thought with a new face; and though we make it our own, we instantly crave another; we are not really enriched. For the truth was in us,...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
...only the old thought with a new face, and though we make it our own, we instantly crave another; we are not really enriched. For the truth was in us,...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
...only the old thought with a new face, and though we make it our own, we instantly crave another; we are not really enriched. For the truth was in us,...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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