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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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An Emerson Calendar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 117 pages
...Seek nothing ; Fortune seeketh thee. 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 no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. CIRCLES MAY FIFTH I like to see that we cannot be bought and sold. The best of hospitality and of generosity...
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Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 62

1905
...maintains that it is a conspicuous merit of his work. Emerson, in his " Circles," reminds us that " there is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned to-morrow," and how could it be wise, or even rational, to put our trust, " more than anything else," in that oi...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...is not a piece of science, but its flank may l>e turned to-morrow ; nor any literary reputation, nor n turn. — Goldsmith. Every error of the mind is the more conspicuous, and — Emerson. Nurture your mind with great thoughts ; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.— Disraeli....
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...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 manner and morals of mankind are all at the mercy of a new...
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Idealism as a Practical Creed: Being the Lectures on Philosophy and Modern ...

Sir Henry Jones - 1909 - 299 pages
...devastating conqueror. ' 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...city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end.'1 I do not mean to suggest that the history of the world has been made either by battles or by...
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The Art of Education

Ira Woods Howerth - 1912 - 237 pages
...the earth's crust. " 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 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 Larger Aspects of Socialism, Volume 20

William English Walling - 1913 - 406 pages
...that of the passages just quoted : "Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...fame, that may not be revised and condemned. . . . The things which are dear to men at this hour are so on account of the ideas which have emerged on their...
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Getting the Most Out of Business: Observations of the Application of the ...

Elias St. Elmo Lewis - 1915 - 483 pages
...just as surely as science decrees it. 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 manner and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar W. Firkins - 1915 - 379 pages
...emergence of the consuming force: "Beware when the Great God lets loose a thinker upon this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...no man knows what is safe, or where it will end." Even the virtues, as we know and conceive them, are not fireproof. There is no evidence that this transitoriness...
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Washington News Letter, Volume 22

1916
...Whole. "Beware," says Emerson, "when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all thing's are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken...will end. There is not a piece of science, but its plank mar be turned tomorrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the socalled eternal names...
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