Altered (continued) to Amatory
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
altered, v. (11)
ShP 4.193 13 ...so many rising geniuses have enlarged
or altered [Elizabethan plays]...that no man can any longer claim
copyright in this work of numbers.
ShP 4.201 22 We have to thank the researches of
antiquaries, and the Shakspeare Society, for ascertaining the steps of
the English drama, from the Mysteries...down to the possession of the
stage by the very pieces which Shakspeare altered, remodelled and
finally made his own.
Prch 10.234 1 ...new shop, or old cathedral, it is
all one to [the deep observer]. He will find the circumstance not
Schr 10.283 10 [Whosoever looks with heed into his
thoughts] will find there is somebody within him that knows more than
he does...somewhat... not altered or alterable;...
Plu 10.320 20 The correction [in the 1871 edition of
Plutarch's Morals] is not only of names of authors and of places
grossly altered or misspelled...
GSt 10.506 7 ...this sudden association now with the
leaders of parties and persons of pronounced power and influence in the
nation...never altered... one trait of [George Stearns's] manners.
HDC 11.49 9 It is the consequence of this institution
[the town-meeting] that not a school-house...a mill-dam, hath
been...altered, or bought, or sold, without the whole population of
this town [Concord] having a voice in the affair.
EWI 11.126 8 It was very easy for manufacturers...to
see that if the state of things in the islands [of the West Indies] was
altered, if the slaves had wages, the slaves would be clothed, would
CInt 12.129 17 Only bring a deep observer, and he
will make light of the new shop or old cathedral...or new circumstances
that afflict you. He will find the circumstances not altered;...
CL 12.140 19 So exquisite is the structure of the
cortical glands, said the old physiologist Malpighi, that when the
atmosphere is ever so slightly vitiated or altered, the brain is the
first part to sympathize...
CL 12.143 17 ...De Quincey prefixes to this
description of Wordsworth a little piece of advice which I wonder has
not attracted more attention. ...if young ladies were aware of the
magical transformations which can be wrought in the depth and sweetness
of the eye by a few weeks' exercise, I fancy we should see their habits
in this point altered greatly for the better.
altering, v. (1)
alternate, adj. (6)
Nat 1.22 25 ...[the intellectual and the active
powers] are like the alternate periods of feeding and working in
F 6.8 5 Without...groping after...the obscurities of
alternate generation,- the forms of the shark...are hints of ferocity
in the interiors of nature.
PI 8.46 21 If you hum or whistle the rhythm of the
common English metres,--of the octosyllabic with alternate
sexisyllabic, or other rhythms,-- you can easily believe these metres
to be organic...
QO 8.187 23 ...if we learn how old are...the
alternate lotus-bud and leaf-stem of our iron fences,-we shall think
very well of the first men, or ill of the latest.
MAng1 12.230 10 [Michelangelo's paintings are in the
Sistine Chapel, of which he first covered the ceiling with the story of
the Creation, in successive compartments, with the great series of the
Prophets and Sibyls in alternate tablets...
alternate, v. (2)
MoS 4.175 23 ...as soon as each man attains the poise
and vivacity which allow the whole machinery to play, he...will rapidly
alternate all opinions in his own life.
alternated, v. (2)
ET8 5.134 15 ...here [in England] exists the best
stock in the world...men of...strong instincts, yet apt for
culture;...abysmal temperament, hiding wells of wrath, and glooms on
which no sunshine settles, alternated with a common sense and humanity
which hold them fast to every piece of cheerful duty;...
CL 12.152 18 ...the pleasures of garden, orchard and
wood must be alternated.
alternately, adv. (4)
QO 8.199 2 ...[Swedenborg] noticed that, when in his
bed, alternately sleeping and waking,-sleeping, he was surrounded by
persons disputing and offering opinions on the one side and on the
other side of a proposition;...
MLit 12.333 24 ...all the hints of omnipresence and
energy which we have caught, this man [the poet] should unfold, and
constitute facts. And this is the insatiable craving which alternately
saddens and gladdens men at this day.
alternates, v. (1)
Schr 10.277 22 It is excellent when the individual is
ripened to that degree that he touches both the centre and the
circumference, so that he...alternates the contemplation of the fact in
pure intellect, with the total conversion of the intellect into
alternating, v. (6)
PPh 4.55 18 Our strength is transitional,
GoW 4.289 26 This cheerful laborer [Goethe]...without
relaxation or rest, except by alternating his pursuits, worked on for
ET2 5.29 13 Look, what egg-shells are drifting all
over [the sea], each one, like ours, filled with men in ecstasies of
terror, alternating with cockney conceit...
Dem1 10.4 5 ...the astonishment remains that one
should dream; that we should...become the theatre of delirious
shows...antic comedy alternating with horrid pictures.
PLT 12.58 6 The daily history of the Intellect is
this alternating of expansions and concentrations.
ACri 12.302 11 [Channing] is the April day incarnated
and walking...sour east wind and flowery southwest,-alternating, and
alternation, n. (7)
Con 1.326 1 ...to return from this alternation of
partial views to the high platform of universal and necessary history,
it is a happiness for mankind that innovation has got on so far...
Chr1 3.105 7 Thence [from character] comes a new
intellectual exaltation, to be again rebuked by some new exhibition of
character. Strange alternation of attraction and repulsion!
Clbs 7.225 12 Varied foods, climates, beautiful
objects,--and especially the alternation of a large variety of
objects,--are the necessity of this exigent system of ours.
Res 8.149 4 [The good aunt] relies on the same
principle that makes the strength of Newton,--alternation of
Res 8.150 8 ...the come-and-go of the pendulum, is
the law of mind; alternation of labors is its rest.
alternations, n. (2)
alternative, n. (3)
Con 1.296 15 There is not only the alternative of
making and not making, but also of unmaking.
YA 1.394 16 ...[the English] need all and more than
all the resources of the past to indemnify a heroic gentleman in that
country for the mortifications prepared for him by the system of
society, and which seem to impose the alternative to resist or to avoid
SMC 11.352 17 ...this one violation [slavery] was a
subtle poison, which in eighty years...brought the alternative of
extirpation of the poison or ruin to the Republic.
alternatives, n. (2)
Schr 10.268 13 Love, Rectitude, everlasting Fame,
will come to each of you in loneliest places with their grand
alters, v. (11)
Nat 1.18 19 The state of the crop in the surrounding
farms alters the expression of the earth from week to week.
Nat 1.76 2 Spirit alters, moulds, makes [nature].
Comp 2.112 27 Has [a man] gained by borrowing,
through indolence or cunning, his neighbor's wares, or horses, or
money? ... The transaction remains in the memory of himself and his
neighbor; and every new transaction alters according to its nature
their relation to each other.
Art1 2.358 2 ...with each moment [the artist] alters
the whole air, attitude and expression of his clay.
Pol1 3.217 11 Every thought which genius and piety
throw into the world, alters the world.
F 6.12 3 Now and then one has a new cell or camarilla
opened in his brain... which skill nowise alters rank in the scale of
Farm 7.149 16 See what the farmer accomplishes by a
cart-load of tiles: he alters the climate by letting off water which
kept the land cold through constant evaporation...
Althea, To [Richard Lovela (1)
PI 8.55 29 Keats disclosed by certain lines in his
Hyperion this inward skill; and Coleridge showed at least his love and
appetency for it. It appears in...Lovelace's lines To Althea and To
Althorp, Lord [John Charle (1)
Boks 7.210 11 Earl Spencer...had paused a quarter of
a minute, when Lord Althorp with long steps came to his side...
Althorpe, England, n. (1)
ET11 5.190 5 A sketch of the Earl of Shrewsbury, from
the pen of Queen Elizabeth's archbishop Parker;...the details which Ben
Jonson's masques (performed at Kenilworth, Althorpe, Belvoir and other
noble houses), record or suggest;...are favorable pictures of a
romantic style of manners.
altitude, n. (1)
MLit 12.326 23 ...[Goethe's] thinking is of great
altitude, and all level;...
altogether, adv. (21)
SL 2.138 12 ...[a man] is very wise, he is altogether
Fdsp 2.206 16 Friendship may be said to require
natures...each so well tempered and so happily adapted, and withal so
circumstanced (for even in that particular, a poet says, love demands
that the parties be altogether paired), that its satisfaction can very
seldom be assured.
PPh 4.63 20 I give you joy, O sons of men! that truth
is altogether wholesome;...
SwM 4.139 9 ...we feel the more generous spirit of
the Indian Vishnu,--I am the same to all mankind. ... If one whose ways
are altogether evil serve me alone, he is as respectable as the just
SwM 4.139 11 ...we feel the more generous spirit of
the Indian Vishnu,--I am the same to all mankind. ... If one whose ways
are altogether evil serve me alone...he is altogether well employed;...
ShP 4.191 12 Great genial power, one would almost
say, consists in...being altogether receptive;...
ET13 5.216 16 The [English] clergy obtained respite
from labor for the boor on the Sabbath and on church festivals. The
lord who compelled his boor to labor between sunset on Saturday and
sunset on Sunday, forfeited him altogether.
ET16 5.288 4 As I had thus taken in the conversation
the saint's part, when dinner was announced, Carlyle refused to go out
before me,--he was altogether too wicked.
WD 7.183 17 ...in seeking to find what is the heart
of the day, we come to the quality of the moment, and drop the duration
Comc 8.164 2 ...the very jests and merry talk of true
philosophers move those that are not altogether insensible...
Imtl 8.345 1 Do you think that the eternal chain of
cause and effect...leaves out this desire of God and men [for
immortality] as...altogether cheap and common...
Plu 10.304 15 ...[Plutarch] says...the Sibyl, with
her frantic grimaces, uttering sentences altogether thoughtful and
serious...continues her voice a thousand years...
MMEm 10.429 27 If one could choose, and without crime
be gibbeted,- were it not altogether better than the long drooping away
by age without mentality or devotion?
LS 11.4 18 ...it is now near two hundred years since
the Society of Quakers denied the authority of the rite [the Lord's
LS 11.8 9 [Jesus] may have foreseen that his
disciples would meet to remember him, and that with good effect. It may
have crossed his mind that this would be easily continued a hundred or
a thousand years...and yet have been altogether out of his purpose to
fasten it upon men in all times and all countries.
ACri 12.294 5 A man of experience altogether,
[Shakespeare's] very sonnets are as solid and close to facts as the
PPr 12.391 15 Carlyle is a poet who is altogether too
burly in his frame and habit to submit to the limits of metre.
Altoviti, Bindo, Bust of [ (1)
Alueredus, n. (1)
ET7 5.117 24 Alfred...is called by a writer at the
Norman Conquest, the truth-speaker; Alueredus veridicus.
alum, n. (2)
Wth 6.94 19 ...the supply in nature of
railroad-presidents...fire-annihilators, etc., is limited by the same
law which keeps the proportion in the supply of carbon, of alum, and of
Bost 12.184 17 How can we not believe in influences
of climate and air, when, as true philosophers, we must believe...that
carbon, oxygen, alum and iron, each has its origin in spiritual nature?
alumni, n. (2)
ET12 5.199 4 At the present day...[Cambridge] has the
advantage of Oxford, counting in its alumni a greater number of
Thor 10.458 24 Mr. Thoreau repaired to the President
[of Harvard University], who stated to him the rules and usages, which
permitted the loan of books...to clergymen who were alumni...
alumnus, n. (1)
OA 7.315 4 On the anniversary of the Phi Beta Kappa
Society at Cambridge in 1861, the venerable President Quincy, senior
member of the Society, as well as senior alumnus of the University, was
received at the dinner with peculiar demonstrations of respect.
alway, adv. (3)
Elo2 8.109 11 ...[The patriot] bridged the gulf from
th' alway good and wise/ To that within the vision of small eyes./
Aris 10.29 5 Look who that is most virtuous alway,/
Prive and apert, and most entendeth aye/ To do the gentil dedes that he
can,/ And take him for the greatest gentilman./
Aris 10.29 19 Here may ye see wel, how that genterie/
Is not annexed to possession,/ Sith folk ne don their operation/ Alway,
as doth the fire, lo, in his kind,/ For God it wot, men may full often
find/ A lorde's son do shame and vilanie./
always, adj. (1)
always, adv. (705)
Nat 1.7 20 The stars awaken a certain reverence,
because though always present, they are inaccessible;...
Nat 1.9 24 In the woods, too, a man...is always a
Nat 1.20 14 The winds and waves, said Gibbon, are
always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Nat 1.35 4 Material objects...are necessarily kinds
of scoriae of the substantial thoughts of the Creator, which must
always preserve an exact relation to their first origin;...
Nat 1.45 19 ...the eye...is always accompanied by
these forms, male and female;...
Nat 1.60 2 ...seen in the light of thought, the world
always is phenomenal;...
Nat 1.66 3 In inquiries respecting...the frame of
things, the highest reason is always the truest.
Nat 1.70 14 I shall...conclude this essay with some
traditions of man and nature...which, as they have always been in the
world...may be both history and prophecy.
AmS 1.82 2 The millions that around us are rushing
into life, cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign
AmS 1.85 7 There is never a beginning, there is never
an end, to the inexplicable continuity of this web of God, but always
circular power returning into itself.
AmS 1.93 8 We then see, what is always true, that as
the seer's hour of vision is short and rare...so is its record...the
least part of his volume.
AmS 1.94 13 I have heard it said that the clergy, -
who are always...the scholars of their day, - are addressed as
AmS 1.111 20 ...show me the sublime presence of the
highest spiritual cause lurking, as always it does lurk, in these
suburbs and extremities of nature;...
DSA 1.123 24 These facts have always suggested to man
the sublime creed that the world is not the product of manifold power,
but of one will...
DSA 1.126 12 This [moral] thought dwelled always
deepest in the minds of men in the devout and contemplative East;...
DSA 1.132 19 A true conversion...is now, as always,
to be made by the reception of beautiful sentiments.
DSA 1.139 11 ...when we preach unworthily, it is not
always quite in vain.
LE 1.169 24 Men believe in the adaptations of
LE 1.179 8 In this instance, as always, that man
[Napoleon]...represented performance in lieu of pretension.
LE 1.179 15 ...[Napoleon] belonged to a class...who
think that what a man can do is his greatest ornament, and that he
always consults his dignity by doing it.
LE 1.180 18 ...always remained [Napoleon's] total
trust in the prodigious revolutions of fortune which his reserved
Imperial Guard were capable of working...
MN 1.195 10 The festival of the intellect and the
return to its source cast a strong light on the always interesting
topics of Man and Nature.
MN 1.211 4 It was always the theory of literature
that the word of a poet was authoritative and final.
MN 1.216 6 Your end should be one inapprehensible to
the senses; then will it be a god always approached, never touched;...
MN 1.216 7 Your end should be one inapprehensible to
the senses; then will it be a god...always giving health.
MN 1.221 10 Truth is always holy, holiness is always
MR 1.236 1 Who could regret to see...a purer
taste...thinning the ranks of competition in the labors...of state? ...
This would be great action, which always opens the eyes of men.
MR 1.247 4 Can anything be so elegant as to have few
wants and to serve them one's self...instead of being always prompt to
MR 1.252 26 ...we enact the part of the selfish noble
and king from the foundation of the world. See, this tree always bears
MR 1.256 8 There is a sublime prudence which is the
very highest that we know of man, which...postpones always the present
hour to the whole life;...
LT 1.275 19 See how daring is the reading, the
speculation, the experimenting of the time. If now some genius shall
arise who could unite these scattered rays! And always such a genius
does embody the ideas of each time.
LT 1.289 25 The granite is curiously concealed a
thousand formations and surfaces...but it...is always indicating its
presence by slight but sure signs.
Con 1.301 1 In nature, each of these elements
[Conservatism and Reform] being always present, each theory has a
Con 1.310 25 ...in this institution of
credit...always some neighbor stands ready to be bread and land and
tools and stock to the young adventurer.
Con 1.320 6 [Conservatism's] religion is just as
bad;...always mitigations, never remedies;...
Con 1.323 19 ...it is always at last the virtue of
some men in the society, which keeps the law in any reverence and
Tran 1.331 9 Even the materialist Condillac...was
constrained to say...it is always our own thought that we perceive.
Tran 1.337 20 ...if there is...any presentiment, any
extravagance of faith, the spiritualist adopts it as most in nature.
The oriental mind has always tended to this largeness.
YA 1.372 5 [That Genius] indicates itself by...a
small balance in brute facts always favorable to the side of reason.
YA 1.374 7 ...the principle of population is always
reducing wages to the lowest pittance on which human life can be
YA 1.388 15 I speak of those organs which can be
presumed to speak a popular sense. They recommend...whatever will earn
and preserve property; always the capitalist;...
YA 1.390 7 That is [the hero's] nobility, his oath of
knighthood...always to throw himself on the side of weakness, of youth,
Hist 2.18 12 A lady with whom I was riding in the
forest said to me that the woods always seemed to her to wait...
Hist 2.26 13 The attraction of [the Greek] manners is
that they belong to man, and are known to every man in virtue of his
being once a child; besides that there are always individuals who
retain these characteristics.
Hist 2.32 7 Tantalus means the impossibility of
drinking the waters of thought which are always gleaming and waving
within sight of the soul.
Hist 2.35 20 Lucy Ashton is another name for
fidelity, which is always beautiful and always liable to calamity in
SR 2.47 16 Accept the place the divine providence has
found for you...the connection of events. Great men have always done
SR 2.53 24 ...you will always find those who think
they know what is your duty better than you know it.
SR 2.71 23 How far off, how cool, how chaste the
persons look, begirt each one with a precinct or sanctuary! So let us
SR 2.76 11 A sturdy lad...who teams it, farms
it...and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of
these city dolls.
SR 2.88 9 ...that which a man is, does always by
Comp 2.93 8 The documents...from which the doctrine
[of Compensation] is to be drawn...lay always before me, even in
Comp 2.93 19 ...the heart of man might be bathed by
an inundation of eternal love, conversing with that which he knows was
always and always must be...
Comp 2.98 23 There is always some levelling
circumstance that puts down the overbearing...substantially on the same
ground with all others.
Comp 2.99 24 Has [the man of genius] light? he
must...always outrun that sympathy which gives him such keen
Comp 2.108 27 Still more striking is the expression
of this fact [of Compensation] in the proverbs of all nations, which
are always the literature of reason...
SL 2.134 12 Men of an extraordinary success, in their
honest moments, have always sung, Not unto us, not unto us.
SL 2.137 10 Let us draw a lesson from nature, which
always works by short ways.
SL 2.158 25 The high, the generous, the self-devoted
sect will always instruct and command mankind.
Lov1 2.180 5 The god or hero of the sculptor is
always represented in a transition from that which is representable to
the senses, to that which is not.
Fdsp 2.209 8 He only is fit for this society [of
friendship]...who is sure that greatness and goodness are always
Prd1 2.223 26 [Culture] sees prudence...to be...a
name for wisdom and virtue conversing with the body and its wants.
Cultivated men always feel and speak so...
Prd1 2.226 20 ...the inhabitants of these [northern]
climates have always excelled the southerner in force.
Prd1 2.231 23 Genius is always ascetic, and piety,
Prd1 2.236 23 ...the proper administration of outward
things will always rest on a just apprehension of their cause and
Hsm1 2.250 25 Heroism feels and never reasons, and
therefore is always right;...
Hsm1 2.258 27 The magic [many extraordinary young
men] used was the ideal tendencies, which always make the Actual
OS 2.267 8 ...the argument which is always
forthcoming to silence those who conceive extraordinary hopes of man,
namely the appeal to experience, is for ever invalid and vain.
OS 2.267 20 Why do men feel that the natural history
of man has never been written, but he is always leaving behind what you
have said of him...
OS 2.268 1 In [philosophy's] experiments there has
always remained, in the last analysis, a residuum it could not resolve.
OS 2.272 26 Some thoughts always find us young, and
keep us so.
OS 2.273 16 ...always the soul's scale is one, the
scale of the senses and the understanding is another.
OS 2.275 6 With each divine impulse the mind...comes
out into eternity, and inspires and expires its air. It converses with
truths that have always been spoken in the world...
OS 2.282 1 A certain tendency to insanity has always
attended the opening of the religious sense in men...
OS 2.282 19 The rapture of the Moravian and
Quietist;...the experiences of the Methodists, are varying forms of
that shudder of awe and delight with which the individual soul always
mingles with the universal soul.
Cir 2.306 15 The last chamber, the last closet,
[every man] must feel was never opened; there is always a residuum
Cir 2.317 3 The terror of reform is the discovery
that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed
Int 2.326 17 He who is immersed in what concerns
person or place cannot see the problem of existence. This the intellect
Int 2.334 17 ...our wiser years still run back to the
despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some
wonderful article out of that pond;...
Int 2.335 4 To genius must always go two gifts, the
thought and the publication.
Int 2.335 8 [The thought] is...always a
miracle...which must always leave the inquirer stupid with wonder.
Int 2.338 3 ...the artist's copies from experience
[are]...always touched and softened by tints from this ideal domain.
Art1 2.359 21 [The traveller who visits the Vatican
galleries] studies the technical rules [of art] on these wonderful
remains, but forgets that these works were not always thus
Art1 2.368 7 [Beauty] will come, as always,
Pt1 3.2 3 Olympian bards who sung/ Divine ideas
below,/ Which always find us young,/ And always keep us so./
Pt1 3.2 4 Olympian bards who sung/ Divine ideas
below,/ Which always find us young,/ And always keep us so./
Exp 3.50 14 There are always sunsets, and there is
Exp 3.50 15 There are always sunsets, and there is
Exp 3.57 23 Something is earned...by conversing with
so much folly and defect. In fine, whoever loses, we are always of the
Exp 3.62 4 ...I begin at the other extreme, expecting
nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate goods.
Exp 3.70 1 [The individual] designed many things, and
drew in other persons as coadjutors, quarreled with some or all,
blundered much, and something is done; all are a little advanced, but
the individual is always mistaken.
Exp 3.71 4 Underneath the inharmonious and trivial
particulars, is...the Ideal journeying always with us...
Exp 3.73 27 ...in particulars, our greatness is
always in a tendency or direction...
Exp 3.84 20 I hear always the law of Adrastia, that
every soul which had acquired any truth, should be safe from harm until
Exp 3.85 24 ...in the solitude to which every man is
always returning, he has a sanity and revelations which in his passage
into new worlds he will carry with him.
Chr1 3.103 13 People always recognize this
difference. We know who is benevolent, by quite other means than the
amount of subscription to soup-societies.
Chr1 3.103 23 Those who live to the future must
always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
Chr1 3.115 1 When at last that which we have always
longed for [a fine character] is arrived...then to be coarse...argues a
vulgarity that seems to shut the doors of heaven.
Mrs1 3.127 20 There exists a strict relation between
the class of power and the exclusive and polished circles. The last are
always filled or filling from the first.
Mrs1 3.133 7 If you could see Vich Ian Vohr with his
tail on!-But Vich Ian Vohr must always carry his belongings in some
Mrs1 3.133 9 There will always be in society certain
persons who are mercuries of its approbation...
Mrs1 3.142 20 ...Napoleon said of [Charles James
Fox]...Mr. Fox will always hold the first place in an assembly at the
Mrs1 3.147 17 ...within the ethnical circle of good
society there is a narrower and higher circle...to which there is
always a tacit appeal of pride and reference...
Gts 3.159 9 ...it is always so pleasant to be
generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
Gts 3.160 19 ...it is always pleasing to see a man
eat bread, or drink water, in the house or out of doors...
Gts 3.160 21 ...as it is always pleasing to see a man
eat bread, or drink water, in the house or out of doors, so it is
always a great satisfaction to supply these first wants.
Nat2 3.176 1 The moral sensibility which makes Edens
and Tempes so easily, may not be always found, but the material
landscape is never far off.
Nat2 3.178 6 ...the beauty of nature must always seem
unreal and mocking, until the landscape has human figures that are as
good as itself.
Nat2 3.193 7 It is the same among the men and women
as among the silent trees; always a referred existence, an absence...
Nat2 3.195 5 ...though we are always engaged with
particulars...we bring with us to every experiment the innate universal
Pol1 3.205 14 Cover up a pound of earth never so
cunningly...it will always attract and resist other matter by the full
virtue of one pound weight...
Pol1 3.211 4 In the strife of ferocious parties,
human nature always finds itself cherished;...
Pol1 3.211 23 Fisher Ames expressed the popular
security more wisely... saying that...a republic is a raft, which would
never sink, but then your feet are always in water.
NR 3.231 21 Property keeps the accounts of the world,
and is always moral.
NR 3.232 11 The Eleusinian mysteries...the Greek
sculpture, show that there always were seeing and knowing men in the
NR 3.247 24 I am always insincere, as always knowing
there are other moods.
NER 3.258 14 The ancient languages...contain
wonderful remains of genius, which draw, and always will draw, certain
NER 3.270 12 We must go up to a higher platform, to
which we are always invited to ascend;...
NER 3.273 21 ...[Men] resent your honesty for an
instant, they will thank you for it always.
UGM 4.31 18 ...if any appear never to assume the
chair, but always to stand and serve, it is because we do not see the
company in a sufficiently long period for the whole rotation of parts
to come about.
PPh 4.56 5 Thought seeks to know unity in unity;
poetry to show it by variety; that is, always by an object or symbol.
PPh 4.69 25 When an artificer, [Plato] says, in the
fabrication of any work, looks to that which always subsists according
to the same; and, employing a model of this kind, expresses its idea
and power in his work,--it must follow that his production should be
PPh 4.73 21 [Socrates is] A pitiless
disputant...whose dreadful logic was always leisurely and sportive;...
PPh 4.73 24 [Socrates] always knew the way out; knew
it, yet would not tell it.
PNR 4.88 24 ...in Plato, intellect is always moral.
SwM 4.105 1 ...Linnaeus, [Swedenborg's] contemporary,
was affirming... that Nature is always like herself...
SwM 4.107 10 In the old aphorism, nature is always
SwM 4.126 14 [Swedenborg] delivers golden sayings
which express with singular beauty the ethical laws;...Ends always
ascend as nature descends.
SwM 4.134 23 Nothing with [Swedenborg] has the
liberality of universal wisdom, but we are always in a church.
MoS 4.152 9 Things always bring their own philosophy
with them, that is, prudence.
MoS 4.177 5 The word Fate...expresses the sense of
mankind...that the laws of the world do not always befriend...us.
ShP 4.214 6 Daguerre learned how to let one flower
etch its image on his plate of iodine, and then proceeds at leisure to
etch a million. There are always objects; but there was never
ShP 4.215 5 [Shakespeare] is not reduced to dismount
and walk because his horses are running off with him in some distant
direction: he always rides.
NMW 4.224 9 The second [democratic] class is selfish
also...always outnumbering the other [conservative class]...
NMW 4.229 26 [The art of war] consisted, according to
[Bonaparte], in having always more forces than the enemy, on the point
where the enemy is attacked, or where he attacks...
NMW 4.230 3 ...[Bonaparte's] whole talent is strained
by endless manoeuvre and evolution, to march always on the enemy at an
NMW 4.230 6 ...a very small force, skilfully and
rapidly manoeuvring so as always to bring two men against one at the
point of engagement, will be an overmatch for a much larger body of
NMW 4.231 24 I have always marched with the opinion
of great masses and with events [said Bonaparte].
NMW 4.235 27 The grand principle of war, [Bonaparte]
said, was that an army ought always to be ready...to make all the
resistance it is capable of making.
NMW 4.238 10 ...[Napoleon said] I have observed that
it is always these quarters of an hour that decide the fate of a
NMW 4.247 16 The lesson [Napoleon] teaches is that
which vigor always teaches;--that there is always room for it.
NMW 4.249 22 [Napoleon] delighted in running through
the range of practical, of literary and of abstract questions. His
opinion is always original and to the purpose.
GoW 4.277 8 [Goethe] found that the essence of this
hobgoblin [the Devil]...was pure intellect, applied,--as always there
is a tendency,--to the service of the senses...
ET2 5.32 27 When their privilege was disputed by the
Dutch and other junior marines, on the plea that you could never...hold
property in what was always flowing, the English did not stick to claim
the channel, or the bottom of all the main...
ET4 5.56 19 Bonaparte's art of war, namely of
concentrating force on the point of attack, must always be theirs who
have the choice of the battle-ground.
ET4 5.67 2 [The blonde race] is not a final race,
once a crab always crab...
ET4 5.70 17 The French say that Englishmen in the
street always walk straight before them like mad dogs.
ET5 5.85 23 In war, the Englishman looks to his
means. He is of the opinion of Civilis...whom Tacitus reports as
holding that the gods are on the side of the strongest;--a sentence
which Bonaparte unconsciously translated, when he said that he had
noticed that Providence always favored the heaviest battalion.
ET5 5.99 14 An electric touch by any of their
national ideas, melts [the English] into one family, and brings the
hoards of power which their individuality is always hiving, into use
and play for all.
ET6 5.111 5 ...the cockneys stifle the curiosity of
the foreigner on the reason of any practice with Lord, sir, it was
ET8 5.136 2 Great men, said Aristotle, are always of
a nature originally melancholy.
ET12 5.207 14 The great silent crowd of thoroughbred
Grecians always known to be around him, the English writer cannot
ET12 5.213 14 ...when you have settled it that the
universities are moribund, out comes a poetic influence from the heart
of Oxford...to give veracity to art and charm mankind, as an appeal to
moral order always must.
ET14 5.247 18 [Macaulay] thinks...that, solid
advantage, as he calls it, meaning always sensual benefit, is the only
ET14 5.250 26 ...a master should inspire a confidence
that he will adhere to his convictions and give his present studies
always the same high place.
ET14 5.260 2 I can well believe what I have often
heard, that there are two nations in England; but it is not the Poor
and the Rich, nor is it...the Celt and the Goth. These are each always
becoming the other;...
ET17 5.295 12 In speaking of I know not what style,
[Wordsworth] said, to be sure, it was the manner, but then you know the
matter always comes out of the manner.
ET17 5.297 7 Landor, always generous, says that
[Wordsworth] never praised anybody.
ET18 5.303 4 [The English people's] many-headedness
is owing to the advantageous position of the middle class, who are
always the source of letters and science.
F 6.13 12 In England there is always some man of
wealth and large connection, planting himself...on the side of
F 6.21 9 ...high over thought, in the world of
morals, Fate appears as vindicator...always striking soon or late when
justice is not done.
F 6.27 15 [Thought, necessity, will] must always have
Pow 6.66 13 Of the Shaker society it was formerly a
sort of proverb in the country that they always sent the devil to
Pow 6.70 7 ...[the people's] instincts are a
finger-pointing of Providence, always turned toward real benefit.
Pow 6.75 6 One of the high anecdotes of the world is
the reply of Newton to the inquiry how he had been able to achieve his
discoveries?--By always intending my mind.
Wth 6.100 8 [The right merchant] is thoroughly
persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the
man, for his good or bad fortune...
Wth 6.107 4 ...every man has a certain
satisfaction...when he sees that things themselves dictate the price,
as they always tend to do...
Wth 6.108 21 If the wind were always southwest by
west, said the skipper, women might take ships to sea.
Wth 6.112 25 ...society can never prosper but must
always be bankrupt, until every man does that which he was created to
Ctr 6.142 5 I am always happy to meet persons who
perceive the transcendent superiority of Shakspeare over all other
Ctr 6.143 21 Provided always the boy is
teachable...football, cricket...are lessons in the art of power...
Bhr 6.176 24 Take a thorn-bush, said the emir
Abdel-Kader, and sprinkle it for a whole year with rose-water;--it will
yield nothing but thorns. Take a date-tree, leave it without water,
without culture, and it will always produce dates.
Bhr 6.181 12 ...each man carries in his eye the exact
indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always
learning to read it.
Bhr 6.183 5 It was said of the late Lord Holland that
he always came down to breakfast with the air of a man who had just met
with some signal good fortune.
Bhr 6.185 10 Here is Elise, who caught cold in coming
into the world and has always increased it since.
Bhr 6.185 17 Here are the sweet following eyes of
Cecile; it seemed always that she demanded the heart.
Bhr 6.188 25 I had received, said a sibyl, I had
received at birth the fatal gift of penetration; and these Cassandras
are always born.
Bhr 6.191 6 ...Whatever is known to thyself alone,
has always very great value.
Wsp 6.204 24 There is always some religion, some hope
and fear extended into the invisible...
Wsp 6.220 26 ...[a man] does not see...that relation
and connection are not somewhere and sometimes, but everywhere and
Wsp 6.226 1 In every variety of human
employment...there are...those... who finish their task for its own
sake; and the state and the world is happy that has the most of such
finishers. The world will always do justice at last to such finishers;
it cannot otherwise.
Wsp 6.229 2 If we will sit quietly, what [people]
ought to say is said, with their will or against their will. We do not
care for you, let us pretend what we may,--we are always looking
through you to the dim dictator behind you.
Wsp 6.238 19 The race of mankind have always offered
at least this implied thanks for the gift of existence,--namely, the
terror of its being taken away;...
Wsp 6.242 6 Honor and fortune exist to him who always
recognizes the neighborhood of the great,--always feels himself in the
presence of high causes.
Wsp 6.242 7 Honor and fortune exist to him who always
recognizes the neighborhood of the great,--always feels himself in the
presence of high causes.
CbW 6.253 10 It is of no use for us to make war with
[the fools]; [wrote the Chevalier de Boufflers] we shall not weaken
them; they will always be the masters.
CbW 6.260 13 ...the most meritorious public services
have always been performed by persons in a condition of life removed
CbW 6.265 16 I know those miserable fellows...who see
a black star always riding through the light and colored clouds in the
CbW 6.276 12 When I asked an ironmaster about the
slag and cinder in railroad iron,--O, he said, there's always good iron
to be had: if there's cinder in the iron it is because there was cinder
in the pay.
Bty 6.286 17 [Knowledge of men, knowledge of manners,
the power of form and our sensibility to personal influence] are facts
of a science...whose teachers and subjects are always near us.
Ill 6.316 4 Too pathetic, too pitiable, is the region
of affection, and its atmosphere always liable to mirage.
Ill 6.319 12 As if one shut up always in a tower,
with one window through which the face of heaven and earth could be
seen, should fancy that all the marvels he beheld belonged to that
Ill 6.323 17 ...the Indians say that they do not
think the white man...always toiling...has any advantage of them.
Civ 7.20 20 The occasion of one of these starts of
growth is always some novelty that astounds the mind and provokes it to
dare to change.
Civ 7.26 17 There can be no high civility without a
deep morality, though it may not always call itself by that name...
Civ 7.27 3 Hear the definition which Kant gives of
moral conduct: Act always so that the immediate motive of thy will may
become a universal rule for all intelligent beings.
Civ 7.28 4 ...we found out that the air and earth
were full of Electricity, and always going our way...
Art2 7.38 6 Always in proportion to the depth of its
sense does [the thought] knock importunately at the gates of the soul,
to be spoken, to be done.
Elo1 7.84 25 Napoleon's tactics of marching on the
angle of an army, and always presenting a superiority of numbers, is
the orator's secret also.
Elo1 7.88 10 The statement of the fact...sinks before
the statement of the law, which...is a rarest gift, being...in lawyers
nothing technical, but always some piece of common sense...
Elo1 7.91 10 ...people always perceive whether you
drive or whether the horses take the bits in their teeth and run.
DL 7.108 13 ...we are always hovering round this
better divination. In one form or another we are always returning to
DL 7.117 21 ...the pine and the oak shall gladly
descend from the mountains...to be the shelter always open to good and
DL 7.127 25 Whilst thus Nature and the hints we draw
from man suggest... a household equal to the beauty and grandeur of
this world, especially we learn the same lesson from those best
relations to individual men which the heart is always prompting us to
Farm 7.151 24 ...when [the first planter] is hungry,
he cannot always kill and eat a bear...
WD 7.164 3 ...the new man always finds himself
standing on the brink of chaos, always in a crisis.
WD 7.176 17 We owe to genius always the same debt, of
lifting the curtain from the common...
WD 7.176 25 A general, said Bonaparte, always has
troops enough, if he only knows how to employ those he has, and
bivouacs with them.
WD 7.183 10 ...all [Newton's] life was simple, wise
and majestic. So was it in Archimedes, always self-same, like the sky.
WD 7.184 4 There are people...who do not care so much
for conditions as others, for they are always in one condition and
Boks 7.195 5 [Nature] does the same thing by books as
by her gases and plants. There is always a selection in writers, and
then a selection from the selection.
Boks 7.215 21 The question there [in Jane Eyre]
answered in regard to a vicious marriage will always be treated
according to the habit of the party.
Clbs 7.233 1 ...there are the gladiators, to whom
[conversation] is always a battle;...
Clbs 7.240 9 You may condemn [the eloquent man's]
book, but can you fight against his thought? That is always too nimble
Clbs 7.245 19 It is always a practical difficulty
with clubs to regulate the laws of election so as to exclude
peremptorily every social nuisance.
Cour 7.259 7 Those political parties which gather in
the well-disposed portion of the community...always on the defensive...
Cour 7.260 10 One heard much cant of peace-parties
long ago in Kansas and elsewhere, that their strength lay in the
greatness of their wrongs... But were their wrongs greater than the
negro's? And what kind of strength did they ever give him? It was
always invitation to the tyrant...
Cour 7.261 25 ...[the young soldier] had accustomed
himself always to go into whatever place of danger, and do whatever he
was afraid to do...
Cour 7.277 14 ...there is one good opinion which must
always be of consequence to you, namely, your own.
Cour 7.278 11 And when the bird or deer/ Fell by the
hunter's skill,/ The boy was always near/ To help with right good
Suc 7.290 7 ...war, cannons and executions are used
to clear the ground of bad, lumpish, irreclaimable savages, but always
to the damage of the conquerors.
Suc 7.294 13 The good workman never says, There, that
will do; but, There, that is it: try it, and come again, it will last
Suc 7.302 24 I am always, [Socrates] says, asserting
that I happen to know... nothing but a mere trifle relating to matters
OA 7.318 7 ...as long as one is alone by himself, he
is not sensible of the inroads of time, which always begin at the
OA 7.321 23 ...knowledge comes by eyes always open,
and working hands;...
PI 8.4 14 ...the creation is...in transit, always
passing into something else...
PI 8.17 21 A deep insight will always, like Nature,
ultimate its thought in a thing.
PI 8.31 27 ...[men of the world] admit the general
truth, but they and their affair always constitute a case in bar of the
PI 8.33 14 In proportion always to [the writer's]
possession of his thought is his defiance of his readers.
PI 8.53 21 Poetry...runs into fable, personifies
every fact:--the clouds clapped their hands...the sky spoke. This is
the substance, and this treatment always attempts a metrical grace.
PI 8.53 24 Outside of the nursery the beginning of
literature is the prayers of a people, and they are always hymns...
PI 8.58 14 ...[The wind] is always of the same age
with the ages of ages,/ And of equal breadth with the surface of the
PI 8.71 26 ...for obvious municipal or parietal uses
God has given us a bias or a rest on to-day's forms. Hence the shudder
of joy with which in each clear moment we recognize the metamorphosis,
because it is always a conquest, a surprise from the heart of things.
SA 8.88 4 There are always slovens in State Street or
Wall Street, who are not less considered.
SA 8.88 9 If the intellect were always awake...the
man might go in huckaback or mats, and his dress would be admired...
SA 8.89 12 Welfare requires...persons...who shall
hold us fast to good sense and virtue; and these we are always in
SA 8.97 23 ...[in the man of genius] is...always some
weary, captious paradox to fight you with...
SA 8.100 24 ...[there is in America the general
belief that] if [the young American] have...quick eye for the
opportunities which are always offering for investment, he can come to
SA 8.102 12 ...in every town or city is always to be
found a certain number of public-spirited men who perform, unpaid, a
great amount of hard work in the interest of the churches, of
SA 8.103 11 ...[the American to be proud of] was the
best talker...in the company: what...with an eye always to the working
of the thing...
Elo2 8.125 7 ...[the man in the street]...can always
get the ear of an audience to the exclusion of everybody else.
Res 8.138 17 ...if you tell me...that there is always
a way to everything desirable;...I am invigorated...
Res 8.151 15 Natural history is, in the
country...always opening new resorts.
Comc 8.162 26 The peace of society and the decorum of
tables seem to require that next to a notable wit should always be
posted a phlegmatic bolt-upright man...
Comc 8.169 14 The lie [in poverty] is in the
surrender of the man to his appearance;... It affects us oddly, as...to
see a man in a high wind run after his hat, which is always droll.
QO 8.191 9 We may like well to know what is Plato's
and what is Montesquieu's or Goethe's part, and what thought was always
dear to the writer himself;...
QO 8.192 4 ...Voltaire usually imitated, but with
such superiority that Dubuc said: He is like the false Amphitryon;
although the stranger, it is always he who has the air of being master
of the house.
QO 8.193 7 ...it is as difficult to appropriate the
thoughts of others, as it is to invent. Always some steep
transition...betrays the foreign interpolation.
QO 8.195 23 Hallam...is...able to appreciate poetry
unless it becomes deep, being always blind and deaf to imaginative and
QO 8.201 10 ...however received, these elements pass
into the substance of [the individual's] constitution...and tend always
to form, not a partisan, but a possessor of truth.
QO 8.202 7 There is always in [originals] a style and
weight of speech which the immanence of the oracle bestowed...
QO 8.202 17 A phrase or a single word is adduced,
with honoring emphasis, from Pindar, Hesiod or Euripides, as precluding
all argument, because thus had they said: importing that the bard spoke
not his own, but the words of some god. True poets have always ascended
to this lofty platform...
PC 8.210 4 When classes are exasperated against each
other, the peace of the world is always kept by striking a new note.
PC 8.216 19 ...the hope of any time, must always be
sought in the minorities.
PC 8.218 20 Some...Erasmus, Beranger, Bettine von
Arnim...is always allowed.
PC 8.220 2 The names of the masters at the head of
each department of science, art or function are...always known to the
PC 8.221 25 To this material essence [centrality]
answers Truth, in the intellectual world...Truth, on whose side we
always heartily are.
PC 8.223 16 Nature is brute but as this soul quickens
it; Nature, always the effect, mind the flowing cause.
PC 8.232 10 In the Rebellion, who were our best
allies? Always the enemy.
PPo 8.248 15 [The mind] indicates this respect to
absolute truth by the use it makes of the symbols that are most stable
and reverend, and therefore is always provoking the accusation of
PPo 8.252 17 [Self-naming in poetry] gives [Hafiz]
the opportunity of the most playful self-assertion, always
PPo 8.257 3 The cedar, the cypress, the palm, the
olive and fig-tree, the birds that inhabit them, and the garden
flowers, are never wanting in these musky verses [of Hafiz], and are
always named with effect.
Insp 8.290 25 William Blake said, Natural objects
always did and do weaken, deaden and obliterate imagination in me.
Grts 8.307 17 [A man's bias] is his magnetic needle,
which points always in one direction to his proper path...
Grts 8.314 15 Napoleon commands our respect...by the
speed and security of his action in the premises, always new.
Grts 8.316 22 ...natural is really allied to moral
power, and may always be expected to approach it by its own instincts.
Imtl 8.327 25 Swedenborg...announced many things true
and admirable, though always clothed in somewhat sad and Stygian
Imtl 8.336 25 Nature never moves by jumps, but always
in steady and supported advances.
Imtl 8.347 21 ...when we are living in the sentiments
we ask no questions about time. The spiritual world takes place;-that
which is always the same.
Dem1 10.9 19 ...[dreams] have a substantial truth.
The same remark may be extended to the omens and coincidences which may
have astonished us. Of all it is true that the reason of them is always
latent in the individual.
Dem1 10.10 10 Every man goes through the world
attended with innumerable facts prefiguring...his fate, if only eyes of
sufficient heed and illumination were fastened on the sign. The sign is
always there, if only the eye were also;...
Dem1 10.13 20 In times most credulous of these
fancies the sense was always met and the superstition rebuked by the
grave spirit of reason and humanity.
Dem1 10.25 22 ...this prodigious promiser [Animal
Magnetism] ends always and always will...in a very small and smoky
Aris 10.38 8 From the most accumulated culture we are
always running back to the sound of any drum and fife.
Aris 10.46 25 ...the revolution of things is always
bringing the need, now of this, now of that...
Aris 10.47 25 This is the whole game of society and
the politics of the world. Being will always seem well;-but whether
possibly I cannot contrive to seem without the trouble of being?
Aris 10.60 18 That highest good of rational existence
is always coming to such as reject mean alliances.
Aris 10.61 10 The honor of a member consists in...in
the pursuing undisturbed the career of a Brother, as if always in their
Aris 10.61 23 ...when the great come by, as always
there are angels walking in the earth, they know [the generous soul] at
Aris 10.64 25 Virtue and genius are always on the
direct way to the control of the society in which they are found.
Aris 10.65 1 It is the interest of society that good
men should govern, and there is always a tendency so to place them.
PerF 10.80 7 ...[Bonaparte's] will is an immense
battery discharging irresistible volleys of power always at the right
point in the right time.
PerF 10.85 23 ...[a survey of cosmical powers] warns
us...out of an idolatry of forms, instead of working to simple ends, in
the belief that Heaven always succors us in working for these.
Chr2 10.112 27 ...Nature, moral as well as material,
is always equal to herself.
Chr2 10.114 11 Men will learn to put back the
emphasis peremptorily on pure morals, always the same...
Edc1 10.130 1 [Is it not true] That...sickness,
sorrow, success, all...unlock for us the concealed faculties of the
mind? Whatever private or petty ends are frustrated, this end is always
Edc1 10.130 19 If Newton come and...perceive...that
all bodies in the Universe...fall always, and at one rate;...he extends
the power of his mind... over every cubic atom of his native planet...
Edc1 10.131 3 ...always the mind contains in its
transparent chambers the means of classifying the most refractory
Edc1 10.132 4 ...in history an idea always overhangs,
like the moon, and rules the tide which rises simultaneously in all the
souls of a generation.
Edc1 10.146 25 Always genius seeks genius,
Edc1 10.153 5 ...[the teacher] cannot delight in
personal relations with young friends, when his eye is always on the
Edc1 10.153 20 ...there is always the temptation in
large schools to omit the endless task of meeting the wants of each
Supl 10.166 20 I...am content that [my eyes] should
see the real world, always geometrically finished without blur or halo.
Supl 10.168 14 Uncle Joel's news is always true, said
a person to me with obvious satisfaction...
Supl 10.175 20 Nature is always serious,-does not
jest with us.
SovE 10.186 21 All forces are found in Nature united
with that which they move...light is not massed aloof, nor electricity,
nor gravity, but they are always in combination.
SovE 10.188 23 The wars which make history so dreary
have served the cause of truth and virtue. There is always an
instinctive sense of right...
SovE 10.189 4 ...a sublime confidence is fed at the
bottom of the heart that...an eternal, beneficent necessity is always
bringing things right;...
SovE 10.193 3 Secret retributions are always
restoring the level, when disturbed, of Divine justice.
SovE 10.209 1 ...Stoicism, always attractive to the
intellectual and cultivated, has now no temples...
Prch 10.223 14 I find myself always struck and
stimulated by a good anecdote, any trait of heroism...
Prch 10.230 1 The clergy are always in danger of
becoming wards and pensioners of the so-called producing classes.
Prch 10.230 27 There are always plenty of young,
ignorant people... wanting peremptorily instruction;...
Prch 10.234 26 ...though I observe the deafness to
counsel among men, yet the power of sympathy is always great;...
Prch 10.235 5 Great sweetness of temper neutralizes
such vast amounts of acid! As for position, the position is always the
MoL 10.256 26 There is always the previous question,
How came you on that side?
Plu 10.296 3 Montesquieu...in his Pensees, declares,
I am always charmed with Plutarch;...
Plu 10.300 2 ...though Plutarch is as plain-spoken
[as Montaigne], his moral sentiment is always pure.
LLNE 10.325 11 There are always two parties, the
party of the Past and the party of the Future;...
LLNE 10.331 21 Let [Everett] rise to speak on what
occasion soever, a fact had always just transpired which composed, with
some other fact well known to the audience, the most pregnant and happy
LLNE 10.341 19 Margaret Fuller, George Ripley, Dr.
Convers Francis, Theodore Parker, Dr. Hedge, Mr. Brownson, James
Freeman Clarke, William H. Channing and many others...from time to time
spent an afternoon at each other's houses in a serious conversation.
With them was always one well-known form...
LLNE 10.354 18 [The Fourier marriage] was...ignorant
how serious and how moral [women's] nature always is;...
LLNE 10.357 24 ...[the Fourierists] were unconscious
prophets of a true state of society;...one which always establishes
itself for the sane soul...
LLNE 10.361 21 ...a few grave sanitary influences of
character were happily there [at Brook Farm], which, I was assured,
were always felt.
LLNE 10.362 8 Margaret Fuller...was often a guest [at
Brook Farm], and always in correspondence with her friends.
LLNE 10.364 23 Letters were always flying not only
from house to house [at Brook Farm], but from room to room.
LLNE 10.365 27 In practice it is always found that
virtue is occasional, spotty, and not linear or cubic.
EzRy 10.382 4 Always inclined to notice
ministers...[Ezra Ripley] had an ardent desire to be preacher of the
EzRy 10.388 9 Right manly [Ezra Ripley] was, and the
manly thing he could always say.
EzRy 10.388 14 [Ezra Ripley] said, on parting, I wish
you and your brothers to come to this house as you have always done.
MMEm 10.400 16 [Mary Moody Emerson's] aunt and her
husband...were getting old, and the husband a shiftless, easy man.
There was...not always bread enough in the house.
MMEm 10.402 14 [Mary Moody Emerson's] early reading
was Milton, Young, Akenside, Samuel Clarke, Jonathan Edwards, and
always the Bible.
MMEm 10.408 14 Our Delphian [Mary Moody
Emerson]...could always be tamed by large and sincere conversation.
MMEm 10.420 16 Do I [Mary Moody Emerson] yearn to be
in Boston? 'T would fatigue, disappoint; I, who have so long despised
means, who have always found it a sort of rebellion to seek them?
MMEm 10.427 27 Oh how weary in youth-more so scarcely
now, not whenever I [Mary Moody Emerson] can breathe, as it seems, the
atmosphere of the Omnipresence: then...honors, pleasures, labors, I
SlHr 10.447 4 [Samuel Hoar] loved the dogmas and the
simple usages of his church; was always an honored and sometimes an
SlHr 10.447 16 [Samuel Hoar] was a model of those
formal but reverend manners which make what is called a gentleman of
the old school, so called under an impression that the style is passing
away, but which, I suppose, is an optical illusion, as there is always
a few more of the class remaining...
SlHr 10.447 17 [Samuel Hoar] was a model of those
formal but reverend manners which make what is called a gentleman of
the old school, so called under an impression that the style is passing
away, but which, I suppose, is an optical illusion, as there
is...always a few young men to whom these manners are native.
Thor 10.463 4 ...[Thoreau] seemed the only man of
leisure in town, always ready for any excursion that promised well...
Thor 10.467 12 [Thoreau] liked to speak of the
manners of the river...yet with exactness, and always to an observed
Thor 10.470 22 Presently [Thoreau] heard a note which
he called that of the night-warbler, a bird...which always, when he saw
it, was in the act of diving down into a tree or bush...
Thor 10.476 1 [Thoreau]...liked to throw every
thought into a symbol. The fact you tell is of no value, but only the
impression. For this reason his presence...always piqued the curiosity
to know more deeply the secrets of his mind.
LS 11.4 22 ...so far from the [Lord's] Supper being a
tradition in which men are fully agreed, there has always been the
widest room for difference of opinion upon this particular.
LS 11.24 27 [The pastoral office] has some [duties]
which it will always be my delight to discharge according to my
HDC 11.47 16 The moderator [of the New England
town-meeting] was the passive mouth-piece, and the vote of the town,
like the vane on the turret overhead...always turned by the last and
HDC 11.61 18 When the Dutch, or the French, or the
English royalist disagreed with the [Massachusetts Bay] Colony, there
was always found a Dutch, or French, or tory party,-an earnest
minority,-to keep things from extremity.
LVB 11.90 1 The interest always felt in the
aboriginal population...has been heightened in regard to this tribe
EWI 11.141 11 On sight of these [African artifacts],
says Clarkson, many sublime thoughts seemed to rush at once into
[William Pitt's] mind, some of which he expressed; and hence appeared
to arise a project which was always dear to him, of the civilization of
EWI 11.147 13 There is a blessed necessity by which
the interest of men is always driving them to the right;...
FSLC 11.180 13 ...Boston, whose citizens, intelligent
people in England told me they could always distinguish by their
culture among Americans;... Boston...must bow its ancient honor in the
FSLC 11.187 5 It is remarkable how rare in the
history of tyrants is an immoral law. Some color, some indirection was
FSLN 11.220 7 ...when a great man comes who knots up
into himself the opinions and wishes of the people, it is so much
easier to follow him as an exponent of this. He too is responsible;
they will not be. It will always suffice to say,-I followed him.
FSLN 11.225 24 ...in this country one sees that there
is always margin enough in the statute for a liberal judge to read one
way and a servile judge another.
FSLN 11.226 26 [Webster's 7th of March Speech] was
like the doleful speech falsely ascribed to the patriot Brutus: Virtue,
I have followed thee through life, and I find thee but a shadow. Here
was a question of an immoral law; a question agitated for ages, and
settled always in the same way by every great jurist, that an immoral
law cannot be valid.
FSLN 11.236 10 ...our education is...to know...that
divine sentiments which are always soliciting us are breathed into us
from on high...
AsSu 11.248 11 The very conditions of the game must
always be,-the worst life staked against the best.
AKan 11.258 22 That is the theory of the American
State, that it exists to execute the will of the citizens, is always
responsible to them...
AKan 11.258 23 That is the theory of the American
State, that it exists to execute the will of the citizens...and is
always to be changed when it does not.
AKan 11.259 13 I do not know any story so gloomy as
the politics of this country for the last twenty years, centralizing
ever more manifestly round one spring, and that a vast
crime...illustrating the fatal effects of a false position to...put the
best people always at a disadvantage;...
AKan 11.259 13 I do not know any story so gloomy as
the politics of this country for the last twenty years, centralizing
ever more manifestly round one spring, and that a vast crime...one
crime always present...
AKan 11.259 14 I do not know any story so gloomy as
the politics of this country for the last twenty years, centralizing
ever more manifestly round one spring, and that a vast crime...one
crime...always to be varnished over...
AKan 11.260 24 Are there no women in that [Southern]
country,-women, who always carry the conscience of a people?
TPar 11.291 27 ...every sound heart loves a
responsible person, one who... says one thing...always because he
ACiv 11.310 1 ...it is the maxim of history that
victory always falls at last where it ought to fall;...
ACiv 11.311 2 ...it is not yet too late to begin the
emancipation; but we think it will always be too late to make it
EPro 11.324 24 ...granting the truth, rightly read,
of the historical aphorism, that the people always conquer, it is to be
noted that, in the Southern States, the tenure of land and the local
laws, with slavery, give the social system not a democratic but an
SMC 11.354 17 ...whatever may happen in this hour or
that, the years and the centuries are always pulling down the wrong and
building up the right.
SMC 11.357 21 One of our later volunteers...said, I
go because I shall always be sorry if I did not go when the country
SMC 11.357 25 One [volunteer] wrote to his father
these words: You may think it strange that I, who have always naturally
rather shrunk from danger, should wish to enter the army;...
SMC 11.359 18 [George Prescott] was...engaged in
common duties, but equal always to the occasion;...
SMC 11.360 2 [George Prescott] was a Puritan in the
army, with traits that remind one of John Brown,-an integrity
incorruptible, and an ability that always rose to the need.
SMC 11.361 10 Always devoted...[George Prescott's
letters] contain the sincere praise of men whom I now see in this
SMC 11.370 5 When Colonel Gurney, of the Ninth
[Regiment], came to him the next day to tell him that folks are just
beginning to appreciate the Thirty-second Regiment: it always was a
good regiment...Colonel Prescott notes in his journal,-Pity they have
not found it out before it was all gone.
EdAd 11.387 25 Lovers of our country, but not always
approvers of the public counsels, we should certainly be glad to give
good advice in politics.
Koss 11.399 25 We [people of Concord] know the
austere condition of liberty...that it is always slipping from those
who boast it to those who fight for it...
Koss 11.400 22 Sir [Kossuth], whatever obstruction
from selfishness, indifference, or from property (which always
sympathizes with possession) you may encounter, we congratulate you
that you have known how to convert calamities into powers...
Wom 11.408 4 ...up to recent times, in no art or
science, nor in painting, poetry or music, have [women] produced a
masterpiece. Till the new education and larger opportunities of very
modern times, this position, with the fewest possible exceptions, has
always been true.
Wom 11.409 26 [Women] are, in their nature, more
relative; the circumstance must always be fit;...
Wom 11.426 4 ...there are always a certain number of
passionately loving fathers, brothers, husbands and sons who put their
might into the endeavor to make a daughter, a wife, or a mother happy
in the way that suits best.
RBur 11.443 6 The doves perching always on the eaves
of the Stone Chapel opposite, may know something about [the memory of
Shak1 11.452 2 There are periods fruitful of great
men; others, barren;, or, as the world is always equal to itself,
periods when the heat is latent,- others when it is given out.
Shak1 11.452 8 [Periods fruitful of great men] are
like the great wine years...which, it is said, are always followed by
new vivacity in the politics of Europe.
ChiE 11.473 4 [Confucius's] rare perception appears
in...his unerring insight,-putting always the blame of our misfortunes
ChiE 11.473 12 ...[Confucius]...met the ingrained
prudence of his nation by saying always, Bend one cubit to straighten
FRO1 11.478 26 ...the statistics of the American, the
English and the German cities, showing that the mass of the population
is leaving off going to church, indicate the necessity...that the
Church should always be new and extemporized...
FRO1 11.480 15 The soul of our late war, which will
always be remembered as dignifying it, was, first, the desire to
abolish slavery in this country...
CPL 11.497 17 ...I always remember with satisfaction
that I saw that venerable plant [Papyrus] in 1833...
CPL 11.507 6 ...the book is a sure friend, always
ready at your first leisure...
FRep 11.517 8 ...a court or an aristocracy, which
must always be a small minority, can more easily run into follies than
FRep 11.517 14 ...the cries of children and debt are
always holding the masses hard to the essential duties.
FRep 11.521 12 John Quincy Adams was a man of an
audacious independence that always kept the public curiosity alive in
regard to what he might do.
FRep 11.530 17 ...the great interests of
mankind...will always...gain on the adversary and at last win the day.
PLT 12.4 19 In all sciences the student is
discovering that Nature...is always working...after the laws of the
PLT 12.16 8 ...the suggestion is always returning,
that hidden source publishing at once our being and that it is the
source of outward Nature.
PLT 12.26 16 A subject of thought to which we
return...from year to year, has always some ripeness of which we can
give no account.
PLT 12.30 15 There is always a loss of truth and
power when a man leaves working for himself to work for another.
PLT 12.35 8 Instinct is a shapeless giant in the
cave...Behemoth...always whole, never distributed...
PLT 12.43 4 I owe to genius always the same debt, of
lifting the curtain from the common...
II 12.80 14 Why should we be...the victims of our own
works, and always inferior to ourselves.
II 12.82 1 A man of more comprehensive view can
always see with good humor the seeming opposition of a powerful talent
which has less comprehension.
II 12.83 16 Him we account the fortunate man whose
determination to his aim is sufficiently strong to leave him no doubt.
I am aware that Nature does not always pronounce early on this point.
Mem 12.95 2 Am I asked whether the thoughts clothe
themselves in words? I answer, Yes, always;...
Mem 12.98 4 The way in which...any orator surprises
us is by his always having a sharp tool that fits the present use.
Mem 12.100 7 ...men of great presence of mind who are
always equal to the occasion do not need to rely on what they have
stored for use...
Mem 12.102 10 Some days are bright with thought and
sentiment, and we live a year in a day. Yet these best days are not
always those which memory can retain.
CInt 12.118 5 Society is always taken by surprise at
any new example of common sense and of simple justice...
CInt 12.120 20 [Demosthenes said] If it please you to
note it...[my counsels to you] be of that nature as is sometimes not
good for me to give, but are always good for you to follow.
CL 12.136 6 ...the necessity of exercise and the
nomadic instinct are always stirring the wish to travel...
CL 12.136 12 ...in the country, Nature is always
inviting to the compromise of walking as soon as we are released from
CL 12.151 26 The world has nothing to offer more rich
or entertaining than the days which October always brings us...
CL 12.164 8 Every new perception of the method and
beauty of Nature gives a new shock of surprise and pleasure; and always
for this double reason: first, because they are so excellent in their
CW 12.178 12 ...I am always glad to remember that in
proportion to the foliation is the addition of wood.
Bost 12.195 9 I trace to this deep religious
sentiment and to its culture great and salutary results to the people
of New England; first, namely, the culture of the intellect, which has
always been found in the Calvinistic Church.
Bost 12.196 26 ...the necessity, which always presses
the Northerner, of providing fuel and many clothes and tight houses and
much food against the long winter, makes him anxiously frugal...
Bost 12.197 8 As an antidote to the spirit of
commerce and of economy, the religious spirit-always enlarging, firing
man...was especially necessary to the culture of New England.
Bost 12.200 5 America is growing like a cloud...and
wealth (always interesting, since from wealth power cannot be divorced)
is piled in every form invented for comfort or pride.
Bost 12.203 5 ...there is always [in Boston] a
minority unconvinced, always a heresiarch...
Bost 12.206 18 ...here [in Boston] was...a living
mind...always afflicting the conservative class with some odious
novelty or other;...
MAng1 12.226 19 Versatility of talent in men of
undoubted ability always awakens the liveliest interest;...
MAng1 12.237 21 ...it seemed to [Michelangelo] that
if a man gave him anything, he was always obligated to that individual.
Milt1 12.250 8 The lover of [Milton's] genius will
always regret that he should [when writing the Defence of the English
People] not have taken counsel of his own lofty heart at this, as at
Milt1 12.250 26 ...when [Milton] comes to speak of
the reason of the thing [Defence of the English People], then he always
Milt1 12.253 6 The opposition to [a masterpiece of
art], always greatest at first, continually decreases...
Milt1 12.253 18 Leaving out of view the pretensions
of our contemporaries (always an incalculable influence) we think no
man can be named whose mind still acts on the cultivated intellect of
England and America with an energy comparable to that of Milton.
ACri 12.305 11 A man of genius or a work of love or
beauty...is always a new and incalculable result...
MLit 12.313 10 [Subjectiveness] is founded on...the
need to recognize one nature in all the variety of objects, which
always characterizes a genius of the first order.
MLit 12.313 11 Accustomed always to behold the
presence of the universe in every part, the soul will not condescend to
look at any new part as a stranger...
MLit 12.318 22 This new love of the vast, always
native in Germany... finds a most genial climate in the American mind.
MLit 12.323 22 ...of [Goethe's] analysis, always
wholes were the result.
WSL 12.340 16 ...when we remember [Landor's] rich and
ample page, wherein we are always sure to find free and sustained
thought...we wish to thank a benefactor of the reading world.
WSL 12.342 10 From the moment of entering a library
and opening a desired book, we cease to be...men of care and fear. What
boundless leisure!...an Elysian light tinges all objects:-In the
afternoon we came unto a land/ In which it seemed always afternoon./
WSL 12.345 25 ...though [character] may be resisted
at any time, yet resistance to it is a suicide. For the person who
stands in this lofty relation to his fellow men is always the
impersonation to them of their conscience.
Pray 12.350 16 ...we seldom have the prayer otherwise
than it can be inferred from the man and his fortunes, which are the
answer to the prayer, and always accord with it.
Pray 12.352 10 ...thou, O my Father, knowest I always
delight to commune with thee in my lone and silent heart;...
Pray 12.352 13 ...thou, O my Father, knowest I always
delight to commune with thee in my lone and silent heart;...I am always
Pray 12.352 24 ...O my Father...thou dost not steal
my time by foolishness. I always ask in my heart, where can I find
EurB 12.373 26 The story of Zanoni was one of those
world-fables which is so agreeable to the human imagination that
it...is always reappearing in literature.
PPr 12.383 22 The poet cannot descend into the turbid
present without injury to his rarest gifts. Hence that necessity of
isolation which genius has always felt.
PPr 12.386 12 Every object [in Carlyle]
attitudinizes...and instead of the common earth and sky, we have a
Martin's Creation or Judgment Day. A crisis has always arrived which
requires a deus ex machina.
PPr 12.386 15 One can hardly credit, whilst under the
spell of this magician [Carlyle], that the world always had the same
bankrupt look, to foregoing ages as to us...
PPr 12.386 26 ...the splendor of wit cannot outdazzle
the calm daylight, which always shows every individual man in balance
with his age...
PPr 12.387 18 The revelation of Reason is this of the
unchangeableness of the fact of humanity under all its subjective
aspects; that to the cowering it always cowers, to the daring it opens
Let 12.396 20 ...whilst this aspiration [to improve
society] has always made its mark in the lives of men of thought, in
vigorous individuals it does not remain a detached object...
Trag 12.408 17 There must always remain...the
hindrance of our private satisfaction by the laws of the world.
always-accelerated, adj. (1)
SovE 10.187 4 'T is a long scale...from the
gorilla...to the sanctities of religion...the summits of science, art
and poetry. The beginnings are slow and infirm, but it is an
Amadis de Gaul, n. (1)
Hist 2.34 25 In Perceforest and Amadis de Gaul a
garland and a rose bloom on the head of her who is faithful...
amain, adv. (4)
Comc 8.172 17 Timur ceased weeping, but Chodscha
ceased not, but began now first to weep amain...
PPo 8.255 14 Round and round this heap of ashes/ Now
flies the bird [the phoenix] amain,/ But in that odorous niche of
heaven/ Nestles the bird again./
Schr 10.260 1 The sun and moon shall fall amain/ Like
sowers' seeds into his brain,/ There quickened to be born again./
Amaranth, n. (1)
Thor 10.468 22 [Thoreau] says, [Weeds] have brave
names, too,- Ambrosia, Stellaria, Amelanchier, Amaranth, etc.
Amasis, n. (1)
SwM 4.112 19 [Swedenborg] knows, if he only, the
flowing of nature, and how wise was that old answer of Amasis to him
who bade him drink up the sea, Yes, willingly, if you will stop the
rivers that flow in.
amass, v. (2)
SMC 11.356 26 All sorts of men went to the [Civil]
war...the village politician, who could now...amass what a stock of
adventures to retail hereafter at the fireside...
amassed, adj. (1)
amassed, v. (4)
ET5 5.100 27 The boys [in England] know all that
Hutton knew of strata... or Harvey of blood-vessels; and these studies,
once dangerous, are in fashion. So what is invented or known in
agriculture...or in literature and antiquities. A great ability, not
amassed on a few giants, but poured into the general mind...
ET11 5.181 10 In evidence of the wealth amassed by
ancient [English] families, the traveller is shown the palaces in
ET11 5.186 10 ...[English nobility] see things so
grouped and amassed as to infer easily the sum and genius...
OA 7.325 14 Little by little [age] has amassed such a
fund of merit that it can very well afford to go on its credit when it
amassing, v. (2)
ET10 5.160 8 ...when, to this labor and trade and
these native resources [of England] was added this goblin of
steam...the amassing of property has run out of all figures.
Res 8.140 8 What power does Nature not owe to her
duration, of amassing infinitesimals into cosmical forces!
amateur, adj. (1)
Pow 6.78 1 John Kemble said that the worst provincial
company of actors would go through a play better than the best amateur
amateur, n. (5)
GoW 4.284 19 [Goethe] is the type of culture, the
amateur of all arts and sciences and events;...
PI 8.31 10 The poet writes from a real experience,
the amateur feigns one.
FRep 11.512 9 The theatre avails itself of the best
talent of poet, of painter, and of amateur of taste, to make the
ensemble of dramatic effect.
amateurs, n. (3)
Pt1 3.3 16 It is a proof of the shallowness of the
doctrine of beauty as it lies in the minds of our amateurs, that men
seem to have lost the perception of the instant dependence of form upon
Pow 6.79 10 It is not question to express our
thought, to elect our way, but to overcome resistances of the medium
and material in everything we do. Hence the use of drill, and the
worthlessness of amateurs to cope with practitioners.
amatory, adj. (3)
PPo 8.239 17 When the bard improvised an amatory
ditty, the young [Bedouin] chief's excitement was almost beyond
MAng1 12.240 12 [Vittoria Colonna]...came to Rome
repeatedly to see [Michelangelo]. To her his sonnets are addressed; and
they all breathe a chaste and divine regard, unparalleled in any
amatory poetry except that of Dante and Petrarch.
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