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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 157
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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NATURE, ADDRESSES, AND LECTURES

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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Works, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, suy they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down. 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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Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 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,...creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create the pure efflux of the Deity is not his ; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. TJiere...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Nature, addresses and lectures

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,...are set in his forehead, • not in his hindhead: mail hopes: genius ereates. Whatever talents may be, if the man ereate not, the pure efflux of the...
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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 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,...the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hiudhead. man hopes: genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux...
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Emerson at Home and Abroad

Moncure Daniel Conway - 1883 - 309 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...forehead, 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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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 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, — let us hold by this. They pin me down. Tlu-y look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes of man are set in his forehead,...
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The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...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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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 321 pages
...institution of any kind, stop with some past' utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — lot us • hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward ; tho eyes of man are sot in his forehead, not in his . ' y £ hindhMd : man hopes : genius creates....
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 425 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, — let us hold by tin's. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward ; the eyes of...
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