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" I am,' but quotes some saint or sage. lie is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones ; they are for what they are ; they exist with God to-day. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 67
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Harold Kaplan - 1972 - 298 pages
...is a stream of change but everything in that flux bears immediately the sign of its justification. These roses under my window make no reference to former...today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose.68 And from that he could go naturally to his noblest conclusion, a concrete or personalist humanism...
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Simply Pray

...unavoidably colored by past associations and other expectations of it. Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, "These roses under my window make no reference to...are for what they are; they exist with God today." Far too often, however, every rose we see exists for us only in relation to "former" or "better" ones....
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Lawrence F. Rhu - 2006 - 248 pages
...conformity, he echoes Jesus on the lilies of the field and commends the roses under his window. They "make no reference to former roses or to better ones;...rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence." 23 Inasmuch as Emerson's citation merely echoes Descartes's cogito, it reflects the timidity it decries,...
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A Place Called Home: Moments from an Ordinary Life

Craig Nagel - 2007 - 264 pages
...the present is the only thing that has no end." Ralph Waldo Emerson looked at his flowers and said, "These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing...are for what they are; they exist with God today. . . . Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower, there is no more;...
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