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" We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. "
Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrie - Page 58
by William James - 1898 - 70 pages
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Select essays and poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Eva March Tappan - 1808 - 120 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle - 1841 - 371 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault....
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Essays, lectures, and orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,—all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,—all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all...
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Twelve essays [comprising Essays, 1st ser.].

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1849
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all...
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Essays, first series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault....
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which iniikes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity....nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we souk to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault....
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

Literary Criticism - 1849
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all...
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