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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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The Emerson Birthday-book ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1906
...Publishing Co. EMERSON BIRTHDAY BOOK I must do is all that concerns me ; not what the people think. gOCIETY 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. T AWOKE this morning with devout thanksgiving...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 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. It undergoes continual 15 changes ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific ;...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 56

1907
...of the educational public? Will it be as Ralph Waldo Emerson says in his essay on Self-reliance : " 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 tread-mill. For everything that is given something...
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Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 303 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...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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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tribe», the bores and bored. — Byron. Society ensed for the instruction and guidance of the present.— Tryon Edwards. everything that is given something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. The...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
...formed of two mighty tribes, the bores and bored. — Byron. Society undergoes continual change« ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is HcieMtific ; but this change is not amelioration. .For everything that is given something is taken....
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. 45. Society never advances. It recedes, as fast on one...gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes ; 20 it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. s Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For e\erything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses 10 old instincts....
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