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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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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...athe— • ism. 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...man . discriminates between the voluntary acts of I his mind and his involuntary perceptions,/) and knows that to., his involimtnry perci?pi.f tions...
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The Limits of Evolution: And Other Essays Illustrating the Metaphysical ...

George Holmes Howison - 1901 - 396 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...of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams.'" All this is in even keeping with Professor James's other sentence, 8 that "we need only suppose the...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 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...do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its 325 beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy...
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 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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Urbs Beata: A Vision of the Perfect Life

Herbert Cushing Tolman - 1902 - 87 pages
...truth, that, "we lie in the lap of an immense intelligence which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage of its beams." As applied to life, we should think of the Holy City not merely as a place, where, if...
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Introduction to American Literature: Including Illustrative Selections, with ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1903 - 550 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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The conduct of life

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1859
...being : — " 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." CONSIDERATIONS BY THE WAY Among the persons who attended Mr. Emerson's courses of lectures were many...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The conduct of life

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904
...being : — " 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." CONSIDERATIONS BY THE WAY Among the persons who attended Mr. Emerson's courses of lectures were many...
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The Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 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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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...been insane, owes its popularity to the fact 1 The highest possible attainment. 2 The life of monks. comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,...the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary percep5 tions, and knows that to his involuntary perceptions a perfect faith is due. He may err in...
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