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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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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
...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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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 290 pages
...christianized, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given something is taken. Society acquires...and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well -clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil and a bill of exchange in his...
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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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 barbarous, it is civilised, it is christianised, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration....
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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...improvement of society, and no man improves. 1 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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Out-door Papers

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - 1886 - 370 pages
...from Emerson. " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. .... What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing,...with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange in bis pocket, and the naked New-Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and the undivided...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 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 m something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What a...
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Essays, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888
...advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes ; it ia barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, 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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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 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 ; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is Christianised, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration....
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...yourself; never imitate. January Nineteenth. 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. January Twenty-first. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the...
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