In Search of a Soul: A Series of Essays in Interpretation of the Higher Nature of Man

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1899 - 273 pages
 

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Page 87 - The philosophy of six thousand years has not searched the chambers and magazines of the soul. In its experiments there has always remained, in the last analysis, a residuum it could not resolve.
Page 143 - ... that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.
Page 142 - A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.
Page 143 - Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not, realities and creators, but names and customs.
Page 103 - ... which I call simply the faculty of apprehending the Infinite, not only in religion, but in all things ; a power independent of sense and reason, a power in a certain sense contradicted by sense and reason, "but yet a very real power...
Page 64 - ... also; that is, however, not possible, on account of the remembrance which is consequent on the original perception. That remembrance can take place only if it belongs to the same person who previously made the perception; for we observe that what one man has experienced is not remembered by another man. How, indeed, could there arise the conscious state expressed in the sentences, 'I saw that thing, and now I see this thing,' if the seeing person were not in both cases the same?
Page 160 - I sent my Soul through the Invisible Some letter of that After-life to spell; And by and by my Soul returned to me, And answered, "I Myself am Heaven and Hell.
Page 230 - All the forms are fugitive, But the substances survive. Ever fresh the broad creation, A divine improvisation, From the heart of God proceeds, A single will, a million deeds.
Page 68 - Consider well ! Were knowledge all thy faculty, then God Must be ignored : love gains him by first leap. Frankly accept the creatureship : ask good To love for : press bold to the tether's end Allotted to this life's intelligence !
Page 242 - All loss, all pain, is particular ; the universe remains to the heart unhurt.

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