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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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...advances. It recedes, as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes ; 20 it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized,...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everthing that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...improvement of society, and no man improves. s 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 e\erything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses 10 old instincts....
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 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 some- 5 thing is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts....
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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 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, it...amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken s» Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well-clad, reading,...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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, 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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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 7

1861
...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,...American, with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange [January, in his pocket, and the naked Ncw-Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 424 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. What...
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Essays & Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1321 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;...civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientif1c; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken....
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: eine systematische ..., Volume 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 pages
...in seinem Essay „Self-reliance" (1841): „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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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: eine systematische ..., Volume 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 pages
...seinem Essay „Self-reliance" (1841): „Society never advances. It recedes äs fast on one side äs it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is Christianised, it is rieh, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration....
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