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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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A New Kind of Social Science: Study of Self-organization of Human Dynamics

Vlad Dimitrov - 2003 - 184 pages
...they are endowed with. Emerson once wrote: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes;...is scientific; but this change is not amelioration" (quoted from Emerson's essay "Self-reliance" written in 1841 and available through the world wide web...
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A New Kind of Social Science: Study of Self-organization of Human Dynamics

Vlad Dimitrov - 2003 - 184 pages
...they are endowed with. Emerson once wrote: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes;...is scientific; but this change is not amelioration" (quoted from Emerson's essay "Self-reliance" written in 1841 and available through the world wide web...
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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 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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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...'jst<fvJatljot{ytCs(fv si NVWSSOHO CIHVHDIH 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. :i Yet again Emerson finds a way to redefine poetry and to express his reverence for it. Poetry is...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 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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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 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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De Zin Der Geschiedenis

Gerardus van der Leeuw - 1935 - 20 pages
...on the other. lt undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is christianised, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not...Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. There is no more deviation in the moral standard than in the standard of height or bulk. No greater...
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