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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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Readings from American Literature: A Textbook for Schools and Colleges

Mary Edwards Calhoun, Emma Lenore MacAlarney - 1915 - 635 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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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 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 is...
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Types of the Essay

Benjamin Alexander Heydrick - 1921 - 373 pages
...one aide as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it...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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Types of the Essay

Benjamin Alexander Heydrick - 1921 - 373 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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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays for First-year Students Selected by the ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1923 - 428 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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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1924 - 428 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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Literatura española: libros y autores modernos

César Barja - 1924 - 644 pages
...hu(*) La Voluntad. mana de un Emerson, Cadalso está a dos dedos de pensar lo mismo que él : "Socicty never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other... For every thing that is given, something is taken" (*).' Todas las cosas son buenas por un lado y malas...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 7

1861
...purchased by a corresponding physical decay. This alarm has had its best statement from Emerson. " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. ... What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 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...civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientif1c; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken....
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