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" ... influx. Exactly parallel is the whole rule of intellectual duty to the rule of moral duty. A self-denial, no less austere than the saint's, is demanded of the scholar. He must worship truth, and forego all things for that, and choose defeat and pain,... "
Complete Works - Page 318
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
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The New Fraternity: A Novel of University Life

George Frederick Gundelfinger - 1916 - 301 pages
...college rules. What you have aggregated in a natural manner surprises and delights when it is produced.* God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please, — you can never have both.* Every man's progress is through a succession of teachers, each of whom seems at the time to have a...
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A Soldier of Life

Hugh De Sélincourt - 1917 - 326 pages
...ran: " Emerson would have been a great man if he had written nothing else than the one sentence: ' God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both'" I smiled merely at his habitual exaggeration, and with my collect in my mind wondered what Emerson...
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The Story of a Varied Life: An Autobiography

William Stephen Rainsford - 1922 - 481 pages
...make no excuse for them. They were healthy and inevitable. In his essay on Intellect, Emerson says: God offers" to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you cannot have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom love of repose predominates,...
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The Story of a Varied Life: An Autobiography

William Stephen Rainsford - 1922 - 481 pages
...for them. They were healthy and inevitable. In his essay on Intellect, Emerson says: God offers'to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you cannot have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom love of repose predominates,...
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Some Makers of American Literature

William Lyon Phelps - 1923 - 187 pages
...men." In his own mental poise, he seems to me to have belied one of his most profound utterances — "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both." In some fashion as inexplicable as his intuitions, he managed without compromising to take both. So...
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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 141 pages
...his poetry has a decided prose quality, fie had an immortal thirst for Truth, and said, "God gives every mind its choice between Truth and Repose. Take which you please; you can never have both." No one can read Emerson with his denunciation of moral cowardice, his appeal for personal independence,...
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The Life of Thomas Hardy

Ernest Brennecke - 1925 - 259 pages
...derived from the facts of life. If it is true that, as Emerson once said, "God offers to ) every mind his choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you can never have both," then Thomas Hardy has forever forsworn the delights of repose and calm. Particularly in his earlier...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 79

1897
...them catch and hang your own experiences, till what was onoe his thought has become your character. " God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please ; you can never have both." " Discontent is want of self-reliance ; it is infirmity of will." " It is impossible for a man to be...
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Department of Defense Appropriations for 1976: Hearings Before a ..., Part 10

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense - 1975
...not observed, but to do so means applying oneself to the task daily. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said : "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both." Achievement is not miraculous. Anything that is done results first from careful preparation, and an...
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Economics of Defense Policy: Selected congressional testimony and speeches ...

United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee - 1982
...felt, not observed. But to do so means applying oneself to the task daily. Ralph Waldo Emerson said: "God offers to every mind Its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both. " No professional man has the right to prefer his own personal peace to the happiness of mankind; his...
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