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" The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes... "
History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 157
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
...it is orogressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This *is good, <say...Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux_of the Deity is not his ; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...down. They look backward, and not forward ; but genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; man hopes ; genius creates. Whatever talents may bo, if the man create not, the \ pure efflux of the Deity is not his; cinders and smoke there VOL i....
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...efflux of the Deity is not his; cinders and smoke there VOL I. 3 1) may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions and creative...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...backward and not forward. But genius looks forward ; tlie eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindliead ; man hopes ; genius creates. Whatever...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 315 pages
...the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genins. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They...pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genins looks forward ; the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead ; man hopes ; genins...
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ..., Volume 5

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1880
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...his ; cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions and creative words ; manners, actions,...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...truth, or creates. . . The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man creates not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his ; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not...
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Emerson at Home and Abroad

Moncure Daniel Conway - 1882 - 383 pages
...modern precept, ' Study Nature,' become at last one maxim." He dispersed the illusions of antiquity. "Genius looks forward: the eyes of man are set in...not in his hindhead : man hopes ; genius creates." He repudiates the idea that the scholar should be a dreamer. " The scholar loses no hour which the...
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Works, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, ' and creative words ; manners, actions,...
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