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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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Starting points for speakers, preachers, writers, and other thinkers ...

John Horne - 1904
...Society "Society never advances. Advance? jt recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. . . . Compare the health of the well-clad, reading, thinking American and the naked New Zealander,...
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The Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 pages
...side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers, of a treadmill *3* It undergoes continual changes: it is barbarous, 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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An Introductory Course in Argumentation

Frances Melville Perry - 1906 - 230 pages
...the selection from Emerson, already referred to, the tendency to repeat an idea several times: — but this change is not amelioration. For everything...Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. Society is a wave," etc. Fox is said to have declared that to the multitude one argument stated in...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual 15 changes ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is...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 Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tribe», the bores and bored. — Byron. Society ensed for the instruction and guidance of the present.— Tryon Edwards. 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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Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 303 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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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...formed of two mighty tribes, the bores and bored. — Byron. Society undergoes continual change« ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is HcieMtific ; but this change is not amelioration. .For everything that is given something is taken....
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...on 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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...on 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, 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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Moncure D. Conway: Addresses and Reprints, 1850-1907

Moncure Daniel Conway - 1909 - 444 pages
...changes ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this is not amelioration. For everything that is given,...is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old impulses. What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch,...
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