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" Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. "
Essays: First Series - Page 72
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes ; it is barbarous,...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 pages
...recedes - as fast - on one side as - it gains - on the other. It undergoes - continual - changes ; but - this change - is not - amelioration. For everything...acquires - new arts - and - loses - old - instincts. The civilized - man - has built - a coach, - but - has lost - the use - of his feet. He is supported...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...only apparenl, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it is barbarous, il is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts....
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The Martyrs, Heroes and Bards of the Scottish Covenant

George Gilfillan - 1852 - 256 pages
...to take its place. Emerson somewhere says, " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes...Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. He has a fine Geneva watch,...
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The Martyrs, Heroes, and Bards of the Scottish Covenant

George Gilfillan - 1853 - 264 pages
...to take its place. Emerson somewhere says, " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes...given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, itnd loses old instincts. The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. He...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...improvement of society, and no man improves. ^ Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes ; it is barl barous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. .It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes...with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange in Jus pocket, and the naked New-Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an undivided...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes;...thinking American, with a watch, a pencil, and a bill o£ exchange in his pocket, aud the naked New-Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes;...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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