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" Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire. Christ is born, and millions of minds so grow and cleave to his genius that he is confounded with virtue and the possible of man. An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, Monachism,... "
Twelve Essays - Page 51
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 pages
...in other words there is properly no history, only biography. History (1841) 1950:127. 2 A man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire....An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man. Self- Reliance (1841) 1940:154. 3 Men are what their mothers made them. Fate (1860) 1979:10. Ernst...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - 2002 - 288 pages
...accomplish his design;—and posterity seems to follow his steps as a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire....An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man . . . , and all history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons....
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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 pages
...accomplish his design; - and posterity seem to follow his steps as a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire....institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as. Monachism, of the Hermit Antony; the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley;...
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T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 1888Ð1922

2005 - 468 pages
...that Emerson was expanding on his friend Thomas Carlyle's "great man" theory of history: "A man Caesar is born, and for ages after, we have a Roman Empire....Fox; Methodism, of Wesley; Abolition, of Clarkson. . . . and all history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons."...
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Contending with Stanley Cavell

Russell B. Goodman - 2005 - 216 pages
...steps as a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after, we have a Roman Empire. . . . An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man;...of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley. (CW, 2:35) If Emerson writes of a new yet unapproachable American future into which we may step at...
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T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 1888Ð1922

2005 - 468 pages
...that Emerson was expanding on his friend Thomas Carlyles "great man" theory of history: "A man Caesar is born, and for ages after, we have a Roman Empire. Christ is born, and millions of [317] minds so grow and cleave to his genius, that he is confounded with virtue and the possible of...
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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Adam Hochschild - 2006 - 468 pages
...Clarkson." "An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, ". . . the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley; Abolition, of Clarkson. . . . All history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons."...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 pages
...accomplish his design;--and posterity seem to follow his steps as a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire....institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, Monachism, of the Hermit Antony; the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley;...
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Bildung versus Self-Reliance?: Selbstkultur bei Goethe und Emerson

Philipp Mehne - 2008 - 226 pages
...accomplish his design; - and postenty seem to follow his Steps äs a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after, we have a Roman Empire....born, and millions of minds so grow and cleave to his virtue, that he confounded with virtue and the possible of man. An Institution is the lengthened shadow...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 pages
...accomplish his design; - and posterity seem to follow his steps as a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire....is born, and millions of minds so grow and cleave 60 to his genius, that he is confounded with virtue and the possible of man. An institution is the...
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