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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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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...(demonstrably, though he would omit the opening "God offers . . .") on the life of Friedrich Nietzsche: God offers to every mind its choice between Truth...will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, die first political party he meets, — most likely his father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation....
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 pages
...eloquence; let any reader familiar with Emerson's Essays attempt to match each with its corresponding essay: God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please; — you can never have both.1 Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat...
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Philip Roth's Rude Truth: The Art of Immaturity

Ross Posnock, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 2006 - 301 pages
...and "take which you please, — you can never have both." He in whom "the love of repose dominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,...his father's He gets rest, commodity and reputation. ... He in whom the love of truth predominates will keep himself aloof from all moorings, and afloat"...
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Laws of Nature: Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walt McLaughlin - 2006 - 81 pages
...slight dislocations which apprize us that this surface on which we now stand is not fixed, but sliding. God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please, - -you can never have both. He who is immersed in what concerns person or place cannot see the problem of existence. This the intellect...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 pages
...world ignores him and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him. - Honore de Balzac, 1799-1850 He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the first you. political party he meets — most likely his father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation;...
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Quote Unquote (A Handbook of Quotations)

M.P. Singh - 2005 - 316 pages
...to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth." — Oscar Wilde "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please - you can never have both." — Ralph Waldo Emerson "The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths, which are too complicated;...
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