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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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A Sociobiology Compendium: Aphorisms, Sayings, Asides

Delbert D. Thiessen - 1998 - 151 pages
...deceive one's self; for what we wish, we readily believe. Demosthenes Athenian orator Every mind has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you can never have both. But there are other things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has...
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God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite

Richard G. Geldard - 1999 - 191 pages
...which the mind vibrates like a pendulum; one, the desire of Truth; the other, the desire of Repose. He in whom the love of Repose predominates, will accept the first creed he meets, Arianism, Calvinism, Socinianism; he gets rest and reputation; but he shuts the door of Truth....
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Introduction to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) Management System

Thomas B. McMullen, Jr - 1998 - 320 pages
...thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified." °* Confucius, The Great Learning (verses 4-5) "God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take that which you please — you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He...
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Essays Before a Sonata, the Majority and Other Writings

Charles Ives - 1999 - 258 pages
...mind— the choice between repose and truth— and God makes the offer. "Take which you please— . . . Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in...first political party he meets— most likely his father's."0 He gets rest, commodity, and reputation. Here is another aspect of art-duality, but it...
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Day by Day: Reflections on the Themes of the Torah from Literature ...

Chaim Stern - 2000 - 384 pages
...before stagnation, the leap of the torrent before the stillness of the swamp. Ralph Waldo Enter son God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both. Samuel Jolmson All theory is against freedom of will; all experience for it. Thursday Mislmah Even...
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Robert Kennedy and His Times, Volume 1

Arthur Meier Schlesinger - 2002 - 1066 pages
...thoughts and public behavior."27 He took from Emerson a consoling thought for his commonplace book; "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please — you can never have both."38 No one quite had the answer. "I do not understand the animus against Bobby," said William...
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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 pages
...see what you see, because I am caught up by a strong wind and blown so far in one direction that 1 am out of the hoop of your horizon. Is it any better...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. c* He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the...
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Essays Before a Sonata

Charles Ives - 2004 - 136 pages
...to every mind the choice between repose and truth, and God makes the offer. "Take which you please. ..between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He...father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation. Here is another aspect of art-duality, but it is more drastic than ours, as it would eliminate one...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...—CONSIDERATIONS BY THE WAY What are your measures of self-respect 7 How can we make life "not cheap, but sacred"? 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 2004 - 456 pages
...this planet. Then all things are at risk." . " God enters by a private door into every individuaL" " God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which yon please,—you can never have both." "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we...
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