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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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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 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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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...principles to you aspire to live by? 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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Self-Mastery (the way of the heaven born): The Way of the Heaven Born

william george bryant ph.d - 2005
...powerfully when he -wrote these lines: "Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." when all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken -out in a great city, and -116no one knows -what is safe or where it -will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...not claiming that Emerson's texts offer secure, timeless truths. "Circles" puts this most forcefully: "There is not a piece of science, but its flank may...names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned" (CW2, 183) What is eternally now is not some propositional content but the now of the event of our...
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The Science of Being Great: The Practical Guide to a Life of Power

Wallace D. Wattles - 2007 - 144 pages
...— JW TEAL Wlien God lets loose a great thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk. Tliere is not a piece of science but its flank may be turned tomorrow; nor any literary reputation or the so-called eternal names of fame that may not be refused and condemned....
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The Living Age ..., Volume 23

1849
...advantage, is perhaps the following: " Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet ! Then all things are at risk ! It is as when a conflagration...names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. Tlie very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 14

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - 1860
...Emerson has characteristically said, ' 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 ttauk may be turned to-morrow ; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names...
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