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" These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones ; they are for what they are ; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. "
Essays, First Series - Page 59
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf -bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown...the leafless root there is no less. Its nature is satisied and it satisfies nature in all moments alike. There is no time to it. But man postpones or...
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Laws of Nature: Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walt McLaughlin - 2006 - 81 pages
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds., adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts;...satisfied and it satisfies nature in all moments alike. There is no time to it. But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. . . . Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts;...satisfied, and it satisfies nature, in all moments alike. (CW2, 38 -39) This passage presents a different problem. Often by way of contrast with what he terms...
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