Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: with annotations

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Houghton Mifflin, 1912 - Authors, American
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Page 206 - The United States will conquer Mexico, but it will be as the man swallows the arsenic, which brings him down in turn. Mexico will poison us.
Page 104 - Nothing hath got so far, But Man hath caught and kept it, as his prey. His eyes dismount the highest star: He is in little all the sphere. Herbs gladly cure our flesh, because that they Find their acquaintance there.
Page 68 - Children only, and not the learned, speak of the speculative and the practical faculties as two. They are but one, for both obtain the selfsame end, and the place which is gained by the followers of the one is gained by the followers of the other. That man seeth, who seeth that the speculative and the practical doctrines are one.
Page 493 - Alcott declares that a teacher is one who can assist the child in obeying his own mind, and who can remove all unfavorable circumstances. He believes that from a circle of twenty well-selected children he could draw in their conversation everything that is in Plato...
Page 343 - His guiding genius is his moral sense, his perception of the sole importance of truth and justice; but that is a truth of character, not of catechisms.
Page 130 - The Indian teaching through its cloud of legends has yet a simple and grand religion like a queenly countenance seen through a rich veil. It teaches to speak the truth, love others as yourself, and to despise trifles. The East is grand and makes Europe appear the land of trifles.
Page 65 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 52 - Hic canit errantem lunam solisque labores, unde hominum genus et pecudes, unde imber et ignes, Arcturum pluviasque Hyadas geminosque Triones, quid tantum Oceano properent se tingere soles 745 hiberni, vel quae tardis mora noctibus obstet.
Page 340 - England,' conveying so hearty a welcome and so urgent an invitation to house and hearth that I could no more resist than I could gravitation; and finding...
Page 26 - The annexation of Texas looks like one of those events which retard or retrograde the civilization of ages.

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