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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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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...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...discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a s passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all...
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English Prose: A Series of Related Essays for the Discussion and Practice of ...

Frederick William Roe, George Roy Elliott - 1913 - 487 pages
...justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If 20 we ask whence this comes, if 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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College Life

Maurice Garland Fulton - 1914 - 524 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...if 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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College Life, Its Conditions and Problems: A Selection of Essays for Use in ...

Maurice Garland Fulton - 1914 - 524 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...passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, it" we seek to pry into the soul that causes — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern 15 justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves,...if we seek to pry into the soul that causes — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. I,ts presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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The Matchless Altar of the Soul: Symbolized as a Shining Cube of Diamond ...

Edgar Lucien Larkin - 1917 - 289 pages
...the lap of immense intellingence, which makes us organs of its activity, and receivers of the truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage of its beams," as Emerson says. That is: humans able to receive, do receive, perceive, discern and...
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Emerson: A Statement of New England Transcendentalism as Expressed in the ...

Henry David Gray - 1917 - 110 pages
...exist and afterwards see them as appearances in nature and forget that we have shared their cause." But "if we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm" (11,64,65). Because of Emerson's so constant insistence upon this merely mystical point of view, especially...
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Human immortality, two supposed objections to the doctrine. Repr

William James - 1917
...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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Essays for College English

James Cloyd Bowman - 1918 - 474 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...if 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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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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...comes, if 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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