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The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 31
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 59 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. W r e lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 538 pages
...action and of thought. Here are the lungs of thai inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which can not be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes ns receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth,...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance; Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
...increases ; hence, the exact location of a star so fai distant as to have no parallax cannot be calculated. which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism....in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth,...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1894 - 322 pages
...afterwards see them as appearances m uatxvxe,, we have shared theiv cause. of action and the fountain oi the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom,...of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing...
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Beacon Lights of Christian History: Forty Lessons

Albert Walkley - 1897 - 166 pages
...word comes to him from his deepest life, and that he is compelled to speak. THE PREACHER'S SPIRIT. "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...organs of its activity and receivers of its truth." " Trust your emotion." (Emerson's Essay, " Self-reliance.") "What your heart thinks great is great....
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All's Right with the World

Charles Benjamin Newcomb - 1897 - 261 pages
...pattern that is being woven. The looms seem often cruel. But as Emerson says, we lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. Receptiveness must come before illumination. Activity will surely follow. We need only open our eyes...
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Mind, Volume 1

1898
...forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and the fountain of thought. . . We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth.—Emerson. MEDICINE now craves above all things State protection—a very measure of its loosening...
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All's Right with the World

Charles Benjamin Newcomb - 1899 - 261 pages
...pattern that is being woven. The looms seem often cruel. But as Emerson says, we lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. Receptiveness must come before illumination. Activity will surely follow. We need only open our eyes...
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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...behind which analysis cannot go, all things find their common origin. Here is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and 320 which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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