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" If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...mind, and his involuntary perceptions ; and to his involuntary perceptions, he knows a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but...things are so, like day and night, not to be disputed. All my willful actions and acquisitions are but roving; the most trivial reverie, the faintest uative...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to his involuntary perceptions, he knows a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but...things are so, like day and night, not to be disputed. All my wilful actions and acquisitions are but roving ; — the most trivial reverie, the faintest...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates between the voluntary...actions and acquisitions are but roving ; — the idlest reverie, the faintest native emotion, command my curiosity and respect. Thoughtless people contradict...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to his involuntary perceptions, he knows a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but...things are so, like day and night not to be disputed. All my wilful actions and acquisitions are but roving;— the most trivial reverie, the faintest native...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to his involuntary perceptions, he knows a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but...things are so, like day and night, not to be disputed. All my wilful actions and acquisitions are but roving;—the most trivial reverie, the faintest native...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to his involuntary perceptions he knows a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but...things are so, like day and night, not to be disputed. All my wilful actions and acquisitions are but roving ; — the most trivial reverie, the faintest...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to his involuntary perceptions he knows a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but...things are so, like day and night, not to be disputed. All my wilful actions and acquisitions are but roving ; — the most trivial reverie, the faintest...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates between the voluntary...actions and acquisitions are but roving ; — the idlest reverie, the faintest native emotion, command my curiosity and respect. Thoughtless people contradict...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates between the voluntary...actions and acquisitions are but roving ; — the idlest reverie, the ffflntest native emotion, command my curiosity and respect. Thoughtless people contradict...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...into the soul that causes, — all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates between the voluntary...knows that to his involuntary perceptions a perfect respect is due. He may err in the expression of them, but he knows that these things are so, like day...
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