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" Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science but its flank... "
Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 90
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
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Australia Revisited in 1890, and Excursions in Egypt, Tasmania, and New ...

Josiah Hughes - 1891 - 499 pages
...like gleaming gems, such as this : " Beware when the Great God lets loose a thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...out in a great city and no man knows what is safe ; there is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned to-morrow. There is not any literary...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...piece of science, but its flnnk may be turned to-morrow ; there is not any literary reputation, nor the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condcmed. — Emertm. Nurture your mind with great thoughtsTo believe in the heroic makes heroes. —...
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The Manifesto, Volumes 26-27

1896
...— "Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." Then all things are at a risk. There is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned to-morrow ; there is not any literary reparation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very...
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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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The University of Texas Record

1900
...face of the student. "Beware," says Emerson, "when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and no man knows what is safe or where it will end." These silent students of men and things, of principles and processes, in study and laboratory ever...
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Investigations of the Department of Psychology and Education of ..., Volumes 1-3

University of Colorado. Department of Psychology and Education - 1902
...creating souls. (1) "Beware," he tells us. "When the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the very thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...to preclude a still higher vision.' Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the mercy of a...
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Investigations of the Departments of Psychology and Education ..., Volumes 1-3

University of Colorado. Department of Psychology and Education - 1903
...creating souls. (1) "Beware," he tells us, "When the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the very thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the...
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Ellen: Or, Whisperings of an Old Pine, Volume 1

Joseph Battell - 1903
...opinions about gravitation. Quotation from Mr. Emerson, " \Vlien (Jod lets loose a thinker upon the world, there is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned tomorrow." Quotation from the Principia of Newton, explaining his uses of dif ferent words. Motion not spiritual,...
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The Arena, Volume 32

1904
...melt and yield in the ' wine' of new thought. The ' old bottles burst,' after the metaphor of another. "There is not a piece of science but its flank may...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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