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" The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward; the eyes of... "
Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Page 86
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
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The American Scholar: An Address

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901 - 116 pages
...of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...down. They look backward and not forward. But genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. ... In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pi a me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes of man are set...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...system. The one thing in the world, of value, ia the active soul. ... In its essence it ia progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,—let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looka...
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...here and there a favorite, but j the sound estate of every man. In its essence \ it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop \vith some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down....
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley, Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1902
...man. In its essence, it is pro? gressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the instij ^tution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius?...Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his ; cinders and smoke there maybe, but not yet flame. There are creative...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1902 - 364 pages
...system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. ... In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...in his forehead, not in his hindhead : man hopes: genim creates. . . . Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his ; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative...
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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - 1904 - 481 pages
...of here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence, it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius creates. To create, — to create, — is the proof of a divine presence. Whatever talents may be, if the man...
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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...man. In its essence, it is pro? gressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the instij tution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius^...Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his; cinders and smoke there maybe, but not yet flame. There are creative...
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Four American Leaders

Charles William Eliot - 1906 - 124 pages
...truth. He says : " The soul active . . . utters truth, or creates. ... In its essence it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. . . . They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward. Man hopes : genius creates. Whatever...
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