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" What is the right use? What is the one end which all means go to effect? They are for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than to be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system. The one... "
Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Page 86
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
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The Microcosm: Or, Little World of Home, Volumes 1-3

1835
...system. The one thing in the world of value, is, the active soul, — the soul, free, sovereign, active. This every man is entitled to; this every man contains...the privilege of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence, it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1838
...be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system." " The soul active sees absolute truth ; and utters truth,...the privilege of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. Genius looks forward. Man hopes. Genius creates." " Books are for the scholar's...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul,—the soul, free, sovereign, active. This, every man is entitled to ; this every man contains...it is genius; not the privilege of here and there a favourite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college,...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul,—the soul, free, sovereign, active. This, every man is entitled to ; this, every man contains...it is genius; not the privilege of here and there a favourite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college,...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system. The one • thing in the world, of value, is the active soul....the privilege of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence, it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul....sees absolute truth ; and utters truth, or creates. . . The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance...
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 28

1898
...warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system. The one thing in the world of value is the active soul. This...the privilege of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence, it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, aud made a satellite instead of a system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul....within him, although, in almost all men, obstructed, aud as yet unborn. The soul active sees absolute truth ; and utters truth, or creates. . . The book,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 448 pages
...warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit and made a satellite instead of a system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul....is genius ; not the privilege of here and there a favourite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence, it is progressive. The book, the college,...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul, — the soul, free, sovereign, active. This, every man is entitled to ; this, every man contains...is genius ; not the privilege of here and there a favourite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college,...
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