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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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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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,...They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. lnnl-g fnrward: the eyes of man are set, in Jhis forehead: not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates....
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A Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Set Forth as His Life Essay

Denton Jaques Snider - 1921 - 380 pages
...Hence the letter killeth: the danger of script is prescription. The function of genius is to create: "if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his." Use your own creative moments creatively; when you "can read God directly, the hour is too precious...
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The Oral Study of Literature

Algernon de Vivier Tassin - 1923 - 431 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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The Praise of Folly: And Other Papers

Bliss Perry - 1923 - 230 pages
...world, of value, is the active soul. The book, the college, the institution of any kind, 103 stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they...They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. Books are for the scholar's idle times. They serve us best when they aim, not to drill, but to create...
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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 141 pages
...he secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity,but in being uninteresting. — BEAUTY + (jenius looks forward; the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead; man hopes; genius Creates. — THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR 1 he schools of poets and philosophers are not more intoxicated with their...
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A Little Book of Friendship

Joseph Morris, St. Clair Adams - 1925 - 150 pages
...college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. . . . They look backward and not forward. But genius looks...forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates. . . . Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. ... In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended...
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Men, Women, and Colleges

Le Baron Russell Briggs - 1925 - 180 pages
...instead of a system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.' • »*•••» 'Whatever talents" may be, if the man create not,...is not his; cinders and smoke there may be, but not flame.' Again, 'Only so much do I know, as I -have lived; instantly we know whose words are loaded...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, addresses, and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 333 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 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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American Philosophy: A Historical Anthology

Barbara MacKinnon - 1985 - 688 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. . . . There goes in the world a notion that the scholar should be a recluse, a valetudinarian,—as...
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