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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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Alexandria 5: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth, and Culture, Volume 5

David Fideler - 2000 - 471 pages
...worship of dead forms: 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...forward. But genius looks forward: the eyes of man arc set in his forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates."' While this statement must...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 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...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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Traversing the Democratic Borders of the Essay

Cristina Kirklighter - 2002 - 160 pages
...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 always looks forward. (57) Emerson's "soul active" is ingrained in his perception of the American skeptic,...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 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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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...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. (1983, pp. 57-58) No one before Emerson had so clearly articulated this process by which once the act...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...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...forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates. —THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR Can you think of a book that inspired you? ls reading pan of your spiritual...
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Sounding the Abyss: Readings Between Cavell and Derrida

Roger V. Bell - 2004 - 283 pages
...to pursue what Emerson terms genius. Against the institutions of books and college, Emerson argued: "They look backward and not forward. But genius looks...forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes, genius creates" (E, 47). Nietzsche looks forward from Emerson to recognize man as this walking, giant ear, an ear that...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 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,...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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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 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,...his; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. . . . Instead of being its own seer, let it receive from another mind its truth, though it were...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 pages
...soul's very enemy: 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,...create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his. (pp. 57-58) For Lincoln, the Revolution has passed, the primal time is over, and now the achievement...
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