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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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Why Do We Age?

Hilton Hotema - 1996 - 58 pages
...miss what you never had." This One "Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be reviled and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...beware of him for when God lets loose one "then all things are at risk — no man knows what is safe nor where it will end. There is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned tomorrow. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of...
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How to Be a Genius: The Science of Being Great

Wallace D. Wattles - 1996 - 160 pages
...harbor." — JW Teal. "When God lets loose a great thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk. There is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned to-morrow; nor any literary reputation or the socalled eternal names of fame that may not be refused and condemned."...
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Nietzsche: Untimely Meditations

Friedrich Nietzsche - 1997 - 276 pages
...tremendous forces. '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...of 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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The Divine Life

Hilton Hotema - 1997 - 168 pages
...idolatry. Of thinkers, Emerson remarks: "Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flanks may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names...
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Unfashionable Observations

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - 1998 - 432 pages
..."Beware," says Emerson, "when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at 30 risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science but its...
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The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, & American Literary Modernism

Jonathan Levin - 1999 - 222 pages
...foundations, and dance before our eyes" (EL 4o8). When "the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet," all things "are at risk": "It is as when a conflagration...and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end" (EL 4o7). Art, great conversation, great thoughts, all have the effect of breaking down former limits...
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Nietzsche's Postmoralism: Essays on Nietzsche's Prelude to Philosophy's Future

Richard Schacht - 2001 - 264 pages
..."Beware," says Emerson, "when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at a risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out...where it will end. There is not a piece of science hut its flank may be turned tomorrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the socalled eternal...
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Pragmatism and Religion: Classical Sources and Original Essays

Stuart E. Rosenbaum - 2003 - 325 pages
...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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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls, John H Bennett Jr Chair of Southern Letters Laura Dassow Walls, Laura Dassow - 2003 - 280 pages
...circles of power — certainly not science, which models the ascension through facts to everhigher laws; "There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned tomorrow," notes Emerson. Soon the entire familiar world has been destabilized and begins to pitch and roll: "All...
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