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" It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 82
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...spirit_gf soci.ety. All men plume themselves on the improvement of societv, and no man improves. Socjetv never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as...is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For^cverv thing that is given something jg__taJ£pn Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts....
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and nosoo man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not 505 amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses...
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Essays. 1901

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is christianised, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration....
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes: it...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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Composition and Rhetoric

Maude Radford Warren - 1903 - 387 pages
...necessary to explain the general by means of the particular. " Society never advances," says Emerson. " It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other." He elucidates this general statement by the fol. . . , „ . . • Example. lowing particulars : "...
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Starting points for speakers, preachers, writers, and other thinkers ...

John Horne - 1904
...; what is left is clearly doomed." — WJ A comb. Does Society "Society never advances. Advance? jt recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts....
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The Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers, of a treadmill *3* It undergoes continual changes:...
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An Introductory Course in Argumentation

Frances Melville Perry - 1906 - 230 pages
...with his theory, for i 1 . All Stoics were Stoics. a 1 . In Christendom where is there a Christian ? " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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