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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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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...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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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...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...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence it is progressive. The book, the 10 college, the school of art, the institution of any...down. They look backward and not forward. But genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his 15 hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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The American Scholar, Self-reliance, Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 132 pages
...here and there a favorite, but the sound estate of every man. In its essence, it is 20 progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution...the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hind- 25 head:4 man^Ji^pes : geniusj:reales. Whatever talents maybe, if the man create not, the pure...
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The Lawrence Reader and Speaker: A Compilation of Masterpieces in Poetry and ...

Edwin Gordon Lawrence - 1911 - 351 pages
...school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, [118] say they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down....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 created...
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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - 1911 - 391 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...any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. That is good, say they — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward....
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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - 1911 - 391 pages
...college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. That is good, say they — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and iiot forward. But genius looks forward: the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead;...
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Representative Phi Beta Kappa Orations

Clark Sutherland Northup, William Coolidge Lane, John Christopher Schwab - 1915 - 500 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...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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American Literature Through Illustrative Readings

Sarah Emma Simons - 1915 - 463 pages
...of here and there a favourite, 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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Essays for College Men: 2d Series

1915 - 385 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...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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