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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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - 1904 - 481 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,...forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius creates. To create, — to create, — is the proof of a divine presence. Whatever talents may be, if the man...
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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - 1904 - 481 pages
...hindhead. Man hopes. Genius creates. To create, — to create, — is the proof of a divine presence. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the...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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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...pro3 gressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the instij .tution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius!] [This is good, say...of the Deity is not his ; cinders and smoke there maybe, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words...
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Four American Leaders

Charles William Eliot - 1906 - 124 pages
...some past utterance of genius. . . . They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward. Man hopes : genius creates. Whatever talents may be,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame." And more explicitly still, he says : " Colleges have their indispensable office, — to teach...
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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 534 pages
...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 yet flame...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907
...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 yet flame...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution 5 of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...forehead, not in his hindhead : man hopes : genius 10 creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux ' of the Deity is not his...
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Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker], Volume 8

Theodore Parker - 1907
...forehead, not in his hindhead; man hopes, 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 yet flame. ..... " The world of any moment is the merest appearance. Some jrreat decorum, some fetish of...
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The Speaker, Volume 3

1908
...college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. .That is good, say they — let us hold by this. They pin...not 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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