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" We lie 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, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. "
Essays: First Series - Page 57
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. EvgrjE_rnan discriminates between the voluntary acts of his mind, and his involuntary percegtions,...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. . . . Perception...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...j atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which *" makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...Every man discriminates between the voluntary acts of Jhis mind, and his involuntary perceptions, and knows that to his involuntary perceptions a perfect...
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Essays: First series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
...impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that canses, all philosophy is at fanlt. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates...
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The Student, Volume 8

1887
...God is heard. " We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." " This is the ultimate fact which we so quickly reach on this as on every topic, the resolution of...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. . . . Perception...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of impertinence and an injury, if it be anyits truth and bailiffs in his livery, and make them wait on his guests лап affirm. Every man discriminates between the voluntary acts of his mind, and his involuntary...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Introduction to American Literature: Including Illustrative Selections, with ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1897 - 498 pages
...the lap of immense Intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy, is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm." The same...
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Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine

William James - 1898 - 70 pages
...example, writes: " We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." [Self-Reliance, p. 56.] But it is not necessary to identify the consciousness postulated in the lecture,...
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