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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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Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980: Chapters and Essays

Merton M. Sealts, Professor Merton M Sealts, Jr. - 1982 - 419 pages
...Moby-Dick, and the distinctive phrasing of Melville's 1849 letter to Duyckinck about "Emerson's rainbow": God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please,—you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love...
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Robert Frost & the New England Renaissance

George Monteiro - 1988 - 176 pages
...his labor (and in the poem's as well), the farmer-poet illustrates Emerson's meaning when he wrote: "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates."6 We do not know for certain in the end whether Frost's "fact" is "true poetry, and the...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pages
...like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her froth. John Milton (1608-1674) English poet God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please; you can never have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1883) American essayist, port, philosopher It is the calling of great men,...
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Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations

Sy Safransky - 1990 - 159 pages
...forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? — Chuang Tzu God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please; you can never have both. — Ralph Waldo Emerson All the passions produce prodigies. A gambler is capable of watching and fasting...
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New Adam: The Future of Male Spirituality

Philip Leroy Culbertson - 175 pages
...consciously to seek out the company of other men who want things to be different. Again to quote Emerson: "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both." I hope this book offers men and mensensitive women the encouragement to choose truth over repose. At...
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The Life of Irony and the Ethics of Belief

David Wisdo - 1993 - 153 pages
...we can discern an echo of Lessing's voice in Emerson's own choice to remain an apprentice to truth: God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please,—you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love...
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Composing the Soul: Reaches of Nietzsche's Psychology

Graham Parkes - 1994 - 481 pages
...anticipations of the complex (and much misunderstood) idea of will to power. Schopenhauer and Wagner God offers to every mind its choice between truth...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. Emerson, "Intellect" Although Nietzsche had decided to study classical philology, pressure from his...
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A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-century Witchcraft Prosecution

Gilbert Geis, Ivan Bunn, Professor Emeritus of Criminology Law and & Society Gilbert Geis - 1997 - 284 pages
...RD37LWS6G4S 1997 345.42'0288-dc21 97-8354 CIP AC ISBN O-ilS-17108-3 ihbk) ISBN 0-H5-17KW-1 "God often, to every mind its choice between truth and repose....Take which you please — you can never have both." Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Intellect" "For a clever man, nothing is easier than to rind arguments that will...
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Unbought Spirit: A John Jay Chapman Reader

John Jay Chapman - 1998 - 211 pages
...them catch and hang your own experiences, till what was once his thought has become your character. "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. 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 cheated...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...virtues have not been discovered. 3337 A friend may well be reckoned to be a masterpiece of nature. 3338 ghts; Yond' Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: 3339 A good indignation brings out all one's powers. 3311 3340 Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices....
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