Instead to Instruments
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
instead, adv. (137)
Nat 1.72 23 This is such a resumption of power as if a
should buy his territories inch by inch, instead of vaulting at once
AmS 1.83 24 [The planter]...sinks into the farmer,
instead of Man on the
AmS 1.89 17 Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the
AmS 1.90 3 I had better never see a book than to be
warped by its attraction
clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system.
AmS 1.90 27 ...instead of being its own seer, let [the
soul] receive from
another mind its truth...and a fatal disservice is done.
AmS 1.110 22 Instead of the sublime and beautiful, the
MN 1.202 17 ...we feel not much otherwise if, instead
of beholding foolish
nations, we take the great and wise men...and narrowly inspect their
MR 1.239 11 Instead of the masterly good humor and
sense of power and
fertility of resource in himself;...which the father had...we have now
a puny, protected person...
MR 1.239 13 ...instead of those strong and learned
hands...which the father
had...we have now a puny, protected person...
MR 1.243 23 Is our housekeeping sacred and honorable?
Does it raise and
inspire us, or does it cripple us instead?
MR 1.247 3 Can anything be so elegant as to have few
wants and to serve
them one's self...instead of being always prompt to grab?,
LT 1.283 27 ...we begin to doubt if that great
revolution in the art of war, which has made it a game of posts instead
of a game of battles, has not
operated on Reform;...
Con 1.321 18 Instead of that reliance which the soul
suggests, on the
eternity of truth and duty, men are misled into a reliance on
YA 1.378 9 Instead of a huge Army and Navy and
Executive Departments, [Trade] converts Government into an
YA 1.386 21 We must have kings, and we must have
provides such in every society,-only let us have the real instead of
YA 1.392 27 Instead of the open future expanding here
before the eye of
every boy to vastness, would they like the closing in of the future to
narrow slit of sky...
Hist 2.40 24 Broader and deeper we must write our
annals...instead of this
old chronology of selfishness and pride...
SR 2.60 11 Instead of the gong for dinner, let us hear
a whistle from the
SR 2.78 15 We come to them who weep foolishly and sit
down and cry for
company, instead of imparting to them truth and health...
Comp 2.95 12 The blindness of the preacher consisted in
deferring to the
base estimate of the market of what constitutes a manly success,
confronting and convicting the world from the truth;...
SL 2.142 21 Foolish, whenever you take the meanness and
formality of that
thing you do, instead of converting it into the obedient spiracle of
character and aims.
SL 2.150 21 ...a person of related mind...comes to
us...so nearly and
intimately, as if it were the blood in our proper veins, that we feel
some one was gone, instead of another having come;...
Fdsp 2.199 2 Our friendships hurry to short and poor
we have made them a texture of wine and dreams, instead of the tough
of the human heart.
Fdsp 2.209 26 Leave it to girls and boys to regard a
friend as property, and
to suck a short and all-confounding pleasure, instead of the noblest
Prd1 2.228 23 If the hive be disturbed by rash and
stupid hands, instead of
honey it will yield us bees.
Cir 2.315 5 ...he can well spare his mule and panniers
who has a winged
Int 2.345 4 Say then, instead of too timidly poring
into his obscure sense, that [the philosopher] has not succeeded in
rendering back to you your
Pt1 3.35 9 ...the mystic must be steadily told,--All
that you say is just as
true without the tedious use of that symbol as with it. Let us have a
algebra, instead of this trite rhetoric...and we shall both be gainers.
Pt1 3.35 10 ...the mystic must be steadily told,--All
that you say is just as
true without the tedious use of that symbol as with it. Let us have...
universal signs, instead of these village symbols,--and we shall both
Exp 3.80 2 Instead of feeling a poverty when we
encounter a great man, let
us treat the new-comer like a travelling geologist who passes through
estate and shows us good slate...in our brush pasture.
Nat2 3.183 8 ...let us be men instead of woodchucks...
Nat2 3.194 16 ...if, instead of identifying ourselves
with the work, we feel
that the soul of the Workman streams through us, we shall find the
the morning dwelling first in our hearts...
NR 3.234 13 In modern sculpture, picture and poetry,
the beauty is
miscellaneous; the artist works here and there...instead of unfolding
of his thought.
NR 3.241 23 If you criticise a fine genius, the odds
are that you...instead of
the poet, are censuring your own caricature of him.
NER 3.273 25 What is it we heartily wish of each other?
Is it to be pleased
and flattered? No, but...to be...made men of, instead of ghosts and
NER 3.275 26 ...instead of avoiding these men who make
his fine gold dim, [a man] will cast all behind him...
UGM 4.3 24 We travel into foreign parts...if possible,
to get a glimpse of [the great man]. But we are put off with fortune
SwM 4.98 8 If you will have pure carbon, carbuncle, or
diamond, to make
the brain transparent, the trunk and organs shall be so much the
grosser: instead of porcelain they are potter's earth, clay, or mud.
SwM 4.122 14 Instead of a religion which visited
[Swedenborg] diplomatically three or four times...here was a teaching
him all day...
SwM 4.135 12 Swedenborg and Behmen both failed by
themselves to the Christian symbol, instead of to the moral
SwM 4.136 9 Of all absurdities, this of some foreigner
proposing to take
away my rhetoric and substitute his own, and amuse me with pelican and
stork, instead of thrush and robin;...seems the most needless.
SwM 4.136 10 Of all absurdities, this of some foreigner
proposing to take
away my rhetoric and substitute his own, and amuse me with...palm-trees
and shittim-wood, instead of sassafras and hickory,--seems the most
MoS 4.167 20 [I seem to hear Montaigne say] Why should
I vapor and play
the philosopher, instead of ballasting, the best I can, this dancing
ShP 4.195 25 The first play [Shakespeare's Henry VIII]
was written by a
superior, thoughtful man, with a vicious ear. I can mark his lines, and
well their cadence. See Wolsey's soliloquy, and the following scene
Cromwell, where instead of the metre of Shakspeare...the lines are
constructed on a given tune...
ShP 4.208 21 ...with Shakspeare for biographer, instead
of Aubrey and
Rowe, we have really the information [about Shakespeare] which is
nMW 4.231 12 [Bonaparte] respected the power of nature
and fortune, and
ascribed to it his superiority, instead of valuing himself...on his
opinionativeness, and waging war with nature.
NMW 4.242 7 The people [of Napoleon's France] felt that
no longer the
throne was occupied...by a small class of legitimates...holding the
superstitions of a long-forgotten state of society. Instead of that
man of themselves held, in the Tuileries, knowledge and ideas like
NMW 4.247 13 [Napoleon's] power does not consist...in
power of persuasion; but in the exercise of common-sense on each
emergency, instead of abiding by rules and customs.
GoW 4.276 25 ...[Goethe]...instead of looking in books
and pictures, looked for [the Devil] in his own mind...
ET2 5.27 27 Hour for hour, the risk on a steamboat is
greater; but the speed
is safety, or twelve days of danger instead of twenty-four.
ET2 5.33 14 Yesterday every passenger had measured the
speed of the ship
by watching the bubbles over the ship's bulwarks. To-day, instead of
bubbles, we measure by Kinsale, Cork, Waterford and Ardmore.
ET3 5.34 10 ...[English] fields have been combed and
rolled till they
appear to have been finished with a pencil instead of a plough.
ET8 5.128 15 [The English] are...not so easily amused
as the southerners, and are among them as grown people among children,
requiring war, or
trade...instead of frivolous games.
ET10 5.159 8 Iron and steel are very obedient. Whether
it were not possible
to make a spinner that would not rebel...nor emigrate? At the
the masters...Mr. Roberts of Manchester undertook to create this
fellow, instead of the quarrelsome fellow God had made.
ET11 5.186 11 ...[English nobility] see things so
grouped and amassed as
to infer easily the sum and genius, instead of tedious particularities.
ET12 5.202 25 ...the committee charged with the affair
[the purchase of
Thomas Lawrence's art collection] had collected three thousand pounds,
when, among other friends, they called on Lord Eldon. Instead of a
pounds, he surprised them by putting down his name for three thousand
ET14 5.255 19 ...we have [in England] the factitious
instead of the
ET16 5.275 6 Still speaking of the Americans, Carlyle
they dislike the coldness and exclusiveness of the English, and run
France...instead of manfully staying in London...
F 6.34 20 The Fultons and Watts of politics...through a
of society,-grouping it on a level instead of piling it into a
contrived to make of this terror the most...energetic form of a State.
Pow 6.70 11 ...when you espouse an Orleans party...or
any other but an
organic party...you have a personality instead of a principle, which
inevitably drag you into a corner.
Pow 6.73 7 Ah! said a brave painter to me...if a man
has failed, you will
find he has dreamed instead of working.
Pow 6.73 22 ...the gardener, by severe pruning, forces
the sap of the tree
into one or two vigorous limbs, instead of suffering it to spindle into
Pow 6.77 15 ...in human action, against the spasm of
energy we offset the
continuity of drill. We spread the same amount of force over much time,
instead of condensing it into a moment.
Ctr 6.138 18 ...instead of a healthy man, merry and
wise, [your man of
genius] is some mad dominie.
Bhr 6.191 2 We parade our nobilities in poems and
orations, instead of
working them up into happiness.
Bhr 6.191 9 ...when a man does not write his poetry it
escapes by other
vents through him, instead of the one vent of writing;...
Bhr 6.193 25 ...when [the monk Basle] came to discourse
angels], instead of contradicting or forcing him, they took his part...
Wsp 6.229 10 When the parent, instead of thinking how
it really is, puts
them off with a traditional or a hypocritical answer, the children
that it is traditional or hypocritical.
Wsp 6.237 25 Honor...him who, by sympathy with the
invisible and real, finds support in labor, instead of praise;...
CbW 6.271 22 ...if one comes who can...show
[men]...what gifts they
have...then...we see the zenith over and the nadir under us. Instead of
tanks and buckets of knowledge to which we are daily confined, we come
down to the shore of the sea...
Bty 6.282 8 Astrology interested us, for it tied man to
the system. Instead of
an isolated beggar, the farthest star felt him and he felt the star.
Bty 6.302 12 ...if a man...can take such advantages of
nature that all her
powers serve him; making use of geometry, instead of expense;...this is
the legitimate dominion of beauty.
Ill 6.321 19 Instead of the firmament of yesterday,
which our eyes require, it is to-day an egg-shell which coops us in;...
Elo1 7.84 19 Especially [the orator] consults his power
by making instead
of taking his theme.
DL 7.115 6 [To give money to a sufferer] is only...a
credit system in which
a paper promise to pay answers for the time instead of liquidation.
WD 7.176 23 In daily life, what distinguishes the
master is the using of
those materials he has, instead of looking about for what are more
Boks 7.194 8 [The best rule of reading] holds each
student to a pursuit of
his native aim, instead of a desultory miscellany.
OA 7.318 14 ...if we did not find the reflection of
ourselves in the eyes of
the young people, we could not know that the century-clock had struck
seventy instead of twenty.
PI 8.30 27 All writings must be in a degree exoteric,
written to a human
should or would, instead of to the fatal is...
PI 8.42 8 There was as much creative force then as now,
but it made globes
and astronomic heavens, instead of broadcloth and wine-glasses.
PI 8.44 14 The humor of Falstaff, the terror of
Macbeth, have each their
swarm of fit thoughts and images, as if Shakspeare had known and
the men, instead of inventing them at his desk.
PI 8.51 4 St. Augustine complains to God of his friends
offering him the
books of the philosophers:--And these were the dishes in which they
brought to me, being hungry, the Sun and the Moon instead of Thee.
PI 8.53 4 The poet, like a delighted boy, brings you
heaps of rainbow-bubbles... instead of a few drops of soap and water.
SA 8.96 7 The great gain is...to find a companion who
knows what you do
not; to tilt with him and be overthrown...with utter destruction of all
logic and learning. ... You will accept the fertile truth, instead of
Res 8.138 13 ...if instead of these negatives you give
QO 8.188 21 If Lord Bacon appears already in the
preface, I go and read
the Instauration instead of the new book.
PC 8.229 9 Men say, Ah! if a man could impart his
talent, instead of his
performance, what mountains of guineas would be paid!
PC 8.231 4 We wish...to offer liberty instead of
PC 8.234 3 ...when I say the educated class, I know
what a benignant
breadth that word has...reaching millions instead of hundreds.
Insp 8.285 1 ...at the right hour/ The lamp brings me
pious light,/ That it, instead of Aurora or Phoebus,/ May enliven my
Aris 10.31 9 My concern with [Aristocracy] is that
concern which all well-disposed
persons will feel, that there should be model men,-true instead of
spurious pictures of excellence...
Aris 10.36 22 ...instead of this idolatry, a
worship;...is that antidote which
must correct in our country the disgraceful deference to public
Aris 10.36 23 ...instead of this impure, a pure
reverence for character...is
that antidote which must correct in our country the disgraceful
PerF 10.83 11 We arrive at virtue by taking its
direction instead of
PerF 10.85 4 ...a military genius, instead of using
that to defend his
country, he says, I will fight the battle so as to give me place and
PerF 10.85 22 ...[a survey of cosmical powers] warns
us...out of an idolatry
of forms, instead of working to simple ends...
Chr2 10.104 11 Every nation is degraded by the goblins
it worships instead
of this Deity.
Edc1 10.131 23 Instead of the timid stripling he was,
[man] is to be the
stalwart Archimedes...of the physic, metaphysic and ethics of the
Edc1 10.141 17 The obscure youth learns [in solitude]
the practice instead
of the literature of his virtues;...
Edc1 10.150 20 [In colleges] You have to work for large
classes instead of
SovE 10.186 12 'T is a sort of proverbial dying speech
Nathaniel Carpenter, an Oxford Fellow. It did repent him, he said, that
had formerly so much courted the maid instead of the mistress (meaning
philosophy and mathematics to the neglect of divinity).
MoL 10.244 17 Parliaments of Love and Poesy served [the
people of the
Middle Ages], instead of the House of Commons, Congress and the
MoL 10.245 21 A French prophet of our age, Fourier,
predicted that one
day, instead of by battles and Oecumenical Councils, the rival portions
humanity would dispute each other's excellence in the manufacture of
LLNE 10.329 15 The warm swart Earth-spirit which made
the strength of
past ages...with instincts instead of science...all gone;...
LLNE 10.329 16 The warm swart Earth-spirit which made
the strength of
past ages...like a mother yielding food from her own breast instead of
preparing it through chemic and culinary skill...all gone;...
LLNE 10.329 20 Instead of the social existence which
all shared, was now
LLNE 10.346 11 These [19th Century] reformers were a
new class. Instead
of the fiery souls of the Puritans...these were gentle souls...
Thor 10.480 19 ...instead of engineering for all
America, [Thoreau] was the
captain of a huckleberry-party.
Carl 10.497 12 [Carlyle] thinks it the only question
for wise men, instead
of art and fine fancies and poetry and such things, to address
the problem of society.
HDC 11.52 19 ...said [Tahattawan], all the time you
have lived after the
Indian fashion, under the power of the higher sachems, what did they
for you? They took away your skins, your kettles and your wampum...and
this was all they regarded. But you may see the English...instead of
away, are ready to give to you.
War 11.151 15 War, which to sane men at the present day
begins to look
like an epidemic insanity, breaking out here and there like the cholera
influenza, infecting men's brains instead of their bowels,-when seen in
remote past...appears a part of the connection of events...
FSLC 11.189 22 I thought it was this fair
mystersy...which made the basis
of human society, and of law; and that to pretend anything else, as
acquisition of property was the end of living, was...instead of noble
and inspirations...to leave us in a grimacing menagerie of monkeys and
FSLN 11.239 11 [The Greeks] said of the happiness of
the unjust, that at its
close...instead of good fortune, there sprouts forth for posterity
AKan 11.258 12 We adore the forms of law, instead of
vehicles of wisdom and justice.
SMC 11.362 9 At one time [George Prescott] finds his
unfortunate in having fallen between two companies of quite another
class,-'t is profanity all the time; yet instead of a bad influence on
men, I think it works the other way,-it disgusts them.
SHC 11.434 22 ...I think sometimes that the vault of
the sky arching there
upward...is only a Sleepy Hollow, with path of Suns, insead of
FRO2 11.485 8 ...quite against my design and my will, I
shall have to
request the attention of the audience to a few written remarks, instead
more extensive statement which I had hoped to offer them.
FRep 11.518 22 Instead of character, there is a
studious exclusion of
FRep 11.526 20 ...instead of the doleful experience of
economist, who tells us, In almost all countries the condition of the
body of the people is poor and miserable, here that same great body has
arrived at a sloven plenty...
PLT 12.12 18 We have invincible repugnance...to study
of the eyes instead
of that which the eyes see;...
PLT 12.42 15 Each soul...walking in its own path walks
firmly; and to the
astonishment of all other souls, who see not its path, it goes as
playfully on its way as if, instead of being a line...it were a wide
II 12.67 12 To indicate a few examples of our
recurrence to instinct instead
of to the understanding: we can only judge safely of a discipline, of a
book, of a man, or other influence, by the frame of mind it induces...
II 12.73 9 ...he will instruct and aid us who shows
us...how the daily
sunshine and sap may be made to feed wheat instead of moss and Canada
II 12.85 15 Each must be rich, but not only in money or
lands, he may have
instead the riches of riches,-creative supplying power.
Mem 12.108 1 ...what we wish to keep, we must once
thoroughly possess. Then the thing seen will no longer be what it
was...but...a possession of the
intellect. Then...we put the onus of being remembered on the object,
of on our will.
Mem 12.109 4 In dreams a rush...of spending hours and
going through a
great variety of actions and companies, and when we start up and look
the watch, instead of a long night we are surprised to find it was a
Mem 12.110 10 When we live by principles instead of
Mind will enter into us...
Mem 12.110 12 When we live...by obedience to the law of
the mind instead
of by passion, the Great Mind will enter into us...
CInt 12.116 14 ...if [colleges] could cause that a mind
not profound should
become profound,-we should all rush to their gates; instead of
inducements to draw students, you would need to set police at the gates
keep order in the in-rushing multitude.
CInt 12.117 7 ...[the scholars]...gave degrees and
literary and social honors
to those whom they ought to have rebuked and exposed, incurring the
contempt of those whom they ought to have put in fear; then the
college... ceases to be a school;...and instead of overawing the
strong, and upholding
the good, it is a hospital for decayed tutors.
CL 12.139 1 ...if, instead of running about in the
hotels and theatres of
Europe, we, would, manlike, see what grows, or might grow, in
Massachusetts...we were better patriots and happier men.
Bost 12.191 13 ...the next colony planted itself at
Salem, and the next at
Weymouth; another at Medford; before these men, instead of jumping on
the first land that offered, wisely judged that the best point for a
city was at
the bottom of a deep and islanded bay...
Milt1 12.266 20 [Milton] told the bishops that instead
of showing the
reason of their lowly condition from divine example and command, they
seek to prove their high preeminence from human consent and authority.
MLit 12.329 16 [We can fancy Goethe saying to himself]
I have let
mischance befall [in Wilhelm Meister] instead of good fortune. [Men] do
EurB 12.370 21 A critical friend of ours affirms that
the vice which
bereaved modern painters of their power is the ambition...to equal the
masters in their exquisite finish, instead of their religious purpose.
EurB 12.378 11 [The English fashionist's] highest
triumph is...instead of a
noble high-bred ease, to have the courage to offend against every
PPr 12.386 10 Every object [in Carlyle]
attitudinizes...and instead of the
common earth and sky, we have a Martin's Creation or Judgment Day.
instep, n. (1)
Thor 10.483 13 No tree has so fair a bole and so
handsome an instep as the
instigation, n. (1)
II 12.69 18 We believe...that the rudest mind has a
Delphi and Dodona-
predictions of Nature and history-in itself, though now dim and hard to
read. All depends on some instigation...
instil, v. (1)
SR 2.45 5 The sentiment [original lines] instil is of
more value than any
thought they may contain.
instilled, v. (1)
Exp 3.48 1 What opium is instilled into all disaster!
instinct, adj. (1)
ET5 5.88 3 Whilst they are thus instinct with a spirit
of order and of
calculation, it must be owned [the English] are capable of larger
instinct, n. (99)
Nat 1.72 8 [Man] perceives that...if still he have
elemental power...it is not
inferior but superior to his will. It is instinct.
AmS 1.81 14 ...our holiday has been simply a friendly
sign of the survival
of the love of letters amongst a people too busy to give to letters any
more. As such it is precious as the sign of an indestructible instinct.
AmS 1.85 20 ...tyrannized over by its own unifying
instinct, [the young
mind] goes on tying things together...
AmS 1.95 12 I...take my place in the ring...taught by
an instinct that so
shall the dumb abyss be vocal with speech.
AmS 1.99 22 Herein [the great soul] unfolds the sacred
germ of his
AmS 1.103 5 ...the instinct is sure, that prompts [the
scholar] to tell his
brother what he thinks.
LT 1.268 15 ...this [conservative] class...relying not
on the intellect but on
the instinct, blends itself with the brute forces of nature...
Tran 1.338 17 Only in the instinct of the lower animals
we find the
suggestion of the methods of [the purely spiritual life]...
Tran 1.358 16 ...in society...there must be a
few...persons of a fine, detecting instinct...
Hist 2.9 3 The instinct of the mind...betrays itself in
the use we make of the
signal narrations of history.
Comp 2.112 10 The terror of cloudless noon...the
instinct which leads
every generous soul to impose on itself tasks of a noble asceticism and
vicarious virtue, are the tremblings of the balance of justice through
heart and mind of man.
Comp 2.122 15 [The soul's] instinct is trust.
Comp 2.122 15 Our instinct uses more and less in
application to man, of
the presence of the soul, and not of its absence;...
Lov1 2.184 6 Cause and effect...the progressive,
idealizing instinct, predominate later...
Fdsp 2.198 6 The instinct of affection revives the hope
of union with our
Cir 2.313 21 ...the instinct of man presses eagerly
onward to the impersonal
Int 2.330 2 You have first an instinct, then an
opinion, then a knowledge...
Int 2.330 4 Trust the instinct to the end...
Art1 2.363 15 [The arts] are abortive births of an
imperfect or vitiated
Art1 2.368 11 ...it is [genius's] instinct to find
beauty and holiness in new
and necessary facts...
Pt1 3.27 12 ...the traveller who has lost his way
throws his reins on his
horse's neck and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his
Pt1 3.27 16 ...if in any manner we can stimulate this
instinct, new passages
are opened for us into nature;...
Exp 3.61 13 The coarse and frivolous have an instinct
Mrs1 3.150 1 Woman, with her instinct of behavior,
instantly detects in
man a love of trifles...
Mrs1 3.154 24 ...it seemed as if the instinct of all
sufferers drew them to [Osman's] side.
UGM 4.7 8 Certain men affect us as rich possibilities,
but helpless to
themselves and to their times,--the sport perhaps of some instinct that
in the air;...
PPh 4.62 12 ...the Asia in [Plato's] mind was first
now, refreshed and empowered by this worship, the instinct of Europe...
NMW 4.224 16 The instinct of active, brave, able men,
middle class every where, has pointed out Napoleon as the incarnate
NMW 4.253 3 ...the vain attempts of statists to amuse
and deceive him... and the instinct of the young, ardent and active men
every where...make [Napoleon's] history bright and commanding.
ET6 5.110 26 ...[every Englishman's] instinct is to
search for a precedent.
ET7 5.117 1 Veracity derives from instinct...
ET13 5.218 6 ...when the Saxon instinct had secured a
[religious] service in
the vernacular tongue, it was the tutor and university of the people.
ET13 5.223 25 ...[the Anglican Church's] instinct is
hostile to all change in
politics, literature, or social arts.
ET14 5.239 7 [Idealism] seems an affair of race, or of
vital point being, how far the sense of unity, or instinct for seeking
ET15 5.270 13 ...[the editors of the London Times] have
an instinct for
finding where the power now lies...
ET18 5.303 24 ...who would see...the explosion of their
forces, must follow the swarms...pouring out now for two hundred years
from the British islands...carrying the Saxon seed, with its instinct
ET18 5.305 9 There is cramp limitation in
[Englishmen's] habit of
thought...and a tortoise's instinct to hold hard to the ground with his
ET19 5.313 14 I see [England]...with a kind of instinct
that she sees a little
better in a cloudy day...
Pow 6.60 22 ...we have a certain instinct that where is
great amount of life... it...will be found at last in harmony with
Pow 6.63 13 The instinct of the people is right.
Wsp 6.233 20 Thus can the faithful student reverse all
the warnings of his
Wsp 6.233 21 Thus can the faithful student reverse all
the warnings of his
early instinct, under the guidance of a deeper instinct.
Wsp 6.240 1 ...[men] suffer from politics...or from
sickness, and they
would gladly know that they were to be dismissed from the duties of
life. But the wise instinct asks, How will death help them?
CbW 6.270 22 How to live with unfit companions?--for
with such, life is
for the most part spent; and experience teaches little better than our
instinct of self-defence...
Bty 6.288 23 ...the working of this deep instinct makes
all the excitement... about works of art...
Art2 7.37 14 On one side in primary communication with
through thought and instinct, the human mind on the other side
the publication and embodiment of its thought...
Art2 7.39 11 Relatively to themselves, the bee, the
bird, the beaver, have
no art; for what they do they do instinctively; but relatively to the
Being, they have. And the same is true of all unconscious action:
to the doer, it is instinct, relatively to the First Cause, it is Art.
Art2 7.39 25 The useful arts comprehend not only those
that lie next to
instinct...but also navigation, practical chemistry...
Elo1 7.95 15 ...wherever the fresh moral sentiment, the
instinct of freedom
and duty, come in direct opposition to fossil conservatism and the
gain, the spark will pass.
DL 7.130 24 The man, the woman, needs not the
embellishment of canvas
and marble...for they know by heart the whole instinct of majesty.
Clbs 7.245 9 There are those who have the instinct of a
bat to fly against
any lighted candle and put it out...
Cour 7.255 22 Animal resistance, the instinct of the
male animal when
cornered, is no doubt common;...
Cour 7.268 23 The beautiful voice at church...covers up
in its volume...all
the defects of the choir. The singers...all yield to it, and so the
indulges her instinct...
Cour 7.272 21 The best act of the marvellous genius of
Greece was...in the
instinct which, at Thermopylae, held Asia at bay...
Cour 7.273 1 The statue, the architecture, were the
later and inferior
creation of the same [Greek] genius. In view of this moment of history,
recognize a certain prophetic instinct, better than wisdom.
OA 7.324 25 To insure the existence of the race,
[Nature] reinforces the
OA 7.329 3 The instinct of classifying marks the wise
and healthy mind.
OA 7.330 18 The day comes...when the lonely thought,
which seemed so
wise, yet half-wise, half-thought...is suddenly matched in our
sequence...which gives it instantly radiating power, and justifies the
superstitious instinct with which we have hoarded it.
PI 8.39 27 In [Michelangelo] and the like perfecter
brains the instinct [of
creation] is resistless...
PC 8.227 13 Every soliciting instinct is only a hint of
a coming fact...
Grts 8.320 16 We are...forced to express our instinct
of the truth by
exposing the failures of experience.
Imtl 8.336 20 We are driven by instinct to hive
which are of no visible value...
Imtl 8.349 10 The human mind takes no account of
geography, language or
legends, but in all utters the same instinct.
Aris 10.51 9 We do not expect [public representatives]
to be saints, and it is
very pleasing to see the instinct of mankind on this matter...
SovE 10.184 6 In ignorant ages it was common to vaunt
superiority by underrating the instinct of other animals;...
SovE 10.211 15 ...if the instinct of the people was to
resist the government, it is plain the government must be two to one in
order to be secure...
Schr 10.279 19 Hope is taken from youth unless there
be, by the grace of
God, sufficient vigor in their instinct to say, All is wrong and human
Schr 10.280 9 ...there is but one defence against this
principle of chaos, and
that is the principle of order, or brave return at all hours...to the
Plu 10.308 13 Of philosophy he is more interested in
the results than in the
method. He has a just instinct of the presence of a master...
LLNE 10.338 2 ...the joy with which [Mesmerism] was
greeted was an
instinct of the people which no true philosopher would fail to profit
LLNE 10.345 1 State Street had an instinct that [the
Transcendentalists] invalidated contracts and threatened the stability
MMEm 10.412 22 Since Sabbath, Aunt B--[the insane aunt]
brought here [to Malden]. Ah! mortifying sight! instinct perhaps
MMEm 10.433 12 Very rightly...the Christian ages,
proceeding on a grand
instinct, have said: Faith alone, Faith alone.
Thor 10.456 6 It seemed as if [Thoreau's] first
instinct on hearing a
proposition was to controvert it...
War 11.155 3 Nature implants with life the instinct of
War 11.155 12 ...whilst this principle [of self-help],
inwrought into the fabric of every creature, yet it is but one
War 11.155 18 The instinct of self-help is very early
unfolded in the coarse
and merely brute form of war...
FSLN 11.232 12 ...if we are Whigs, let us be Whigs of
nature and science, and so for all the necessities. Let us know that,
over and above all the musts
of poverty and appetite, is the instinct of man to rise...
FSLN 11.232 13 ...if we are Whigs, let us be Whigs of
nature and science, and so for all the necessities. Let us know that,
over and above all the musts
of poverty and appetite, is the instinct of man to rise, and the
love and help his brother.
EPro 11.325 3 ...those [Southern] states have shown
every year a more
hostile and aggressive temper, until the instinct of self-preservation
us into the war.
ALin 11.333 4 [Lincoln's good humor] enabled him...to
catch with true
instinct the temper of every company he addressed.
HCom 11.340 12 Many in sad faith sought for [Truth],/
Many with crossed
hands sighed for her;/ But these, our brothers, fought for her,/ At
peril wrought for her,/ So loved her that they died for her,/ Tasting
raptured fleetness/ Of her divine completeness:/ Their higher instinct
Those love her best who to themselves are true;/ And what they dare to
dream of, dare to do;/...
PLT 12.21 2 ...[this reduction to a few laws, to one
law]...is the tyrannical
instinct of the mind.
PLT 12.34 1 Instinct is our name for the potential wit.
PLT 12.34 26 Ever at intervals leaps a word or fact to
light which is no
man's invention, but the common instinct...
PLT 12.36 19 [Pan]...was not represented by any outward
image; a terror
sometimes, at others a placid omnipotence. Such homage did the Greek...
pay to unscrutable force we call Instinct...
PLT 12.37 14 'T is the barbarian instinct within us
which culture deadens.
PLT 12.58 16 The condition of sanity is...to enthrone
PLT 12.58 25 The children have only the instinct of the
universe, in which
becoming somewhat else is the perpetual game of Nature...
II 12.67 5 All true wisdom of thought and of action
comes of deference to
II 12.67 7 To make a practical use of this instinct in
every part of life
constitutes true wisdom...
II 12.67 12 To indicate a few examples of our
recurrence to instinct instead
of to the understanding: we can only judge safely of a discipline, of a
book, of a man, or other influence, by the frame of mind it induces...
CInt 12.122 14 Instinct is the name for the potential
CL 12.136 5 ...the necessity of exercise and the
nomadic instinct are always
stirring the wish to travel...
CL 12.154 15 We may well yield us for a time to [the
sea's] lessons. But
the nomad instinct...persists to drive us to fresh fields and pastures
CL 12.164 11 Every new perception of the method and
beauty of Nature
gives a new shock of surprise and pleasure;...secondly, because we have
instinct that they express a grander law.
Bost 12.198 21 By this [religious] instinct we are
lifted to higher ground.
Bost 12.202 25 The theology and the instinct of freedom
that grew here [in
Massachusetts] in the dark in serious men furnished a certain rancor
consumed all opposition...
Bost 12.209 15 ...[Boston] is very jealous of any
superiority in these, its
natural instinct and privilege.
Instinct, n. (18)
SR 2.64 6 The inquiry leads us to that source, at once
the essence of genius, of virtue, of life, which we call Spontaneity or
Dem1 10.27 24 [Man] is sure the great Instinct...has
not been searched.
PLT 12.15 11 Thirdly I proceed to the fountains of
thought in Instinct and
PLT 12.34 11 We feel as if one man wrote all the books,
painted, built, in
dark ages; and we are sure that it can do more than ever was done. It
the same mind that built the world. That is Instinct.
PLT 12.34 12 Ask what the Instinct declares, and we
have little to say.
PLT 12.35 1 Ever at intervals leaps a word or fact to
light which is no man'
s invention, but the common instinct, making the revolutions that never
back. This is Instinct...
PLT 12.35 3 Instinct is a shapeless giant in the
PLT 12.35 18 The Instinct begins at this low point, at
the surface of the
PLT 12.36 21 The action of the Instinct is for the most
PLT 12.37 20 Perception differs from Instinct by adding
II 12.65 13 We have a certain blind wisdom...a seminal
to sheathe a certain omniscience; and which, in the despair of
commonly called Instinct.
II 12.65 16 Ask what the Instinct declares, and we have
little to say;...
II 12.68 16 The Instinct begins at this low point at
the surface of the earth...
II 12.68 21 ...what is Inspiration? It is this
Instinct, whose normal state is
passive, at last put in action.
II 12.68 24 We attributed power and science and good
will to the Instinct...
II 12.68 26 To coax and woo the strong Instinct to
bestir itself, and work its
miracle, is the end of all wise endeavor.
II 12.76 22 ...the Instinct, the Intellect...'t is very
certain that these things
have been hid as under towels and blankets, most part of our days...
CInt 12.123 13 Will you let me say to you what I think
is the organic law
of learning? It is...to enthrone the Instinct.
instinctive, adj. (10)
Nat 1.49 15 To the senses and the unrenewed
understanding, belongs a sort
of instinctive belief in the absolute existence of nature.
Fdsp 2.214 8 We are sure that we have all in us. We go
to Europe...or we
read books, in the instinctive faith that these will call it out...
Int 2.331 1 This instinctive action never ceases in a
Pol1 3.204 5 ...there is an instinctive sense...that
the whole constitution of
property, on its present tenures, is injurious...
MoS 4.181 8 The last class must needs have a reflex or
instinctive reliance on the seers and believers of realities.
ET5 5.80 3 [The English] are jealous of minds that have
much facility of
association, from an instinctive fear that the seeing many relations to
thought might impair this serial continuity and lucrative
F 6.23 26 I cited the instinctive and heroic races as
proud believers in
Dem1 10.6 12 In a dream we have the instinctive
obedience, the same
torpidity of the highest power...as these metamorphosed men [animals]
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
MAng1 12.221 26 There needs no better proof of our
instinctive feeling of
the immense expression of which the human figure is capable than the
uniform tendency which the religion of every country has betrayed
instinctive, n. (1)
Nat2 3.189 18 As soon as [a man] is released from the
particular and sees [his speech's] partiality, he shuts his mouth in
instinctively, adv. (2)
Hist 2.6 5 ...instinctively we at first hold to
[property] with swords and laws
and wide and complex combinations.
Art2 7.39 8 Relatively to themselves, the bee, the
bird, the beaver, have no
art; for what they do they do instinctively;...
instincts, n. (43)
Nat 1.28 23 The instincts of the ant are very
unimportant considered as the
AmS 1.92 17 I would not be hurried...by any
exaggeration of instincts, to
underrate the Book.
AmS 1.115 3 ...if the single man plant himself
indomitably on his instincts... the huge world will come round to him.
AmS 1.115 9 ...for work...the making those instincts
DSA 1.146 17 ...when you meet one of these men or
trampled instincts be genially tempted out in your atmosphere;...
LE 1.164 16 ...the soul has assurance, by instincts and
presentiments, of all
power in the direction of its ray...
Hist 2.33 7 ...if the man is true to his better
instincts or sentiments...then the
facts fall aptly and supple into their places;...
SR 2.84 18 Society acquires new arts and loses old
SL 2.132 26 A few strong instincts and a few plain
rules suffice us.
Lov1 2.174 9 ...the coldest philosopher cannot recount
the debt of the
young soul wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being
tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the
Lov1 2.188 2 ...I do not wonder...at the profuse beauty
with which the
instincts deck the nuptial bower...
OS 2.276 21 I live...with persons who...express a
certain obedience to the
great instincts to which I live.
Pol1 3.208 13 Parties are also founded on instincts...
PNR 4.81 10 [Nature] waited tranquilly...for the hour
to be struck when
man should arrive. Then periods must pass...before the map of the
and cultivable powers can be drawn.
SwM 4.94 12 ...the instincts presently teach that the
problem of essence
must take precedence of all others;...
ET4 5.71 16 Men of animal nature rely, like animals, on
ET8 5.130 12 [Englishmen's] habits and instincts cleave
ET8 5.134 11 ...here [in England] exists the best stock
in the world...men
of...strong instincts, yet apt for culture;...
F 6.38 1 [Every creature's] instincts must be met...
Pow 6.70 6 ...[the people's] instincts are a
finger-pointing of Providence...
Bhr 6.186 4 Society is very swift in its instincts...
Bty 6.295 3 The fine arts...spring from the instincts
of the nations that
WD 7.162 10 ...what can [our politics] help or hinder
when from time to
time the primal instincts are impressed on masses of mankind...
OA 7.328 25 Our instincts drove us to hive innumerable
OA 7.335 22 When life has been well spent, age is a
loss of what it can
well spare,--muscular strength, organic instincts, gross bulk...
Grts 8.316 23 ...natural is really allied to moral
power, and may always be
expected to approach it by its own instincts.
Dem1 10.23 7 ...the so-called fortunate man is
one...who, in actions of a
low or common pitch, relies on his instincts...
PerF 10.73 11 The animal instincts guide the animal as
gravity governs the
Chr2 10.95 1 High instincts, before which our mortal
nature/ Doth tremble
like a guilty thing surprised,-/...
Chr2 10.116 8 This charm in the Pagan moralists, of
charm...of mere truth...the New Testament loses by its connection with
church. Mankind cannot long suffer this loss, and the office of this
age is to
put all these writings on the eternal footing of equality of origin in
instincts of the human mind.
Edc1 10.135 25 ...I am very far from wishing that [the
moral nature of man] should swallow up all the other instincts and
faculties of man.
SovE 10.190 1 ...all the instincts of man, good and
SovE 10.198 19 ...I see not why to these simple
instincts, simple yet grand, all the heights and transcendencies of
virtue and of enthusiasm are not open.
LLNE 10.329 14 The warm swart Earth-spirit which made
the strength of
past ages...with instincts instead of science...all gone;...
HDC 11.51 1 ...the secret of [the Indian's] amazing
skill seemed to be that
he partook of the nature and fierce instincts of the beasts he slew.
HDC 11.75 20 Those poor farmers who came up, that day
[April 19, 1775], to defend their native soil, acted from the simplest
War 11.155 14 ...the appearance of the other instincts
[than self-help] immediately modifies and controls this;...
War 11.155 21 The instinct of self-help is very early
unfolded...only in the
childhood and imbecility of the other instincts...
War 11.160 13 The eternal germination of the better has
powers, new instincts...
SMC 11.351 20 'T is certain that a plain stone like
this [the Concord
Monument]...having no reference to utilities, but only to the grand
of the civil and moral man, mixes with surrounding nature...
Wom 11.413 4 The instincts of mankind have drawn the
FRep 11.542 19 ...man seems to play, by his instincts
and activity, a certain
part that even tells on the general face of the planet...
CL 12.135 16 The avarice of real estate native to us
all covers instincts of
Institute, French, n. (1)
Boks 7.220 17 ...it would be well for sincere young men
to borrow a hint
from the French Institute and the British Association...
Institute, n. (1)
Exp 3.54 6 But, sir, medical history; the report of the
Institute; the proven
facts!--I distrust the facts and the inferences.
institute, v. (3)
PNR 4.89 7 All [Plato's] painting in the Republic must
mythical, with intent to bring out...his thought. You cannot institute,
without peril of charlatanism.
Suc 7.286 13 We have seen women who could institute
schools in armies.
Milt1 12.255 26 In Germany, the greatest writers are
still too recent to
institute a comparison [with Milton];...
instituted, v. (3)
Art2 7.56 9 The Madonnas of Raphael and Titian were made
worshipped. Tragedy was instituted for the like purpose...
DL 7.133 7 These are the consolations,--these are the
ends to which the
household is instituted...
CL 12.136 23 At Upsala...[Linnaeus] instituted what
Institutes, Mechanics', n. (3)
ET2 5.25 3 The occasion of my second visit to England
was an invitation
from some Mechanics' Institutes in Lancashire and Yorkshire...
ET10 5.170 1 A part of the money earned [in England]
returns to the brain
to buy schools, libraries, bishops, astronomers, chemists and artists
with; and a part to repair the wrongs of this intemperate weaving, by
hospitals, savings-banks, Mechanics' Institutes, public grounds, and
ET13 5.224 1 ...[the Anglican Church's] instinct is
hostile to all change in
politics, literature, or social arts. The church has not been the
the Mechanics' Institutes...of whatever aims at diffusion of knowledge.
Institutes [Menu], n. (1)
PC 8.214 12 ...if these [romantic European] works still
multiply, what shall we say of...names of men who have left remains
certify a height of genius...which men in proportion to their wisdom
cherish,-as...the grand scriptures...of...the Institutes of Menu...
Institution, British, n. (1)
MAng1 12.232 10 Sir Joshua Reynolds...declared to the
British Institution, I feel a self-congratulation in knowing myself
capable of such sensations as [Michelangelo] intended to excite.
Institution, Feudal, n. (1)
Boks 7.206 5 For the Church and the Feudal Institution,
Middle Ages will furnish, if superficial, yet readable and conceivable
institution, n. (49)
Nat 1.50 12 Our first institution in the Ideal
philosophy is a hint from
AmS 1.90 13 The book...the institution of any kind,
stop with some past
utterance of genius.
DSA 1.150 24 ...[Christianity has given us] secondly,
the institution of
MR 1.234 4 ...the evil custom [of trade] reaches into
the whole institution
LT 1.263 10 There is no interest or institution so poor
and withered, but if a
new strong man could be born into it, he would immediately redeem and
Con 1.310 23 ...in this institution of credit...always
some neighbor stands
ready to be bread and land and tools and stock to the young adventurer.
Tran 1.356 11 Grave seniors insist on
[Transcendentalists'] respect to this
institution and that usage;...which they resist as what does not
YA 1.366 9 The habit of living in the presence of these
natural wealth...combined with the moral sentiment, which...has
interrogated every institution...has naturally given a strong direction
wishes and aims of active young men, to...cultivate the soil.
SR 2.54 25 Do I not know that with all this ostentation
of examining the
grounds of the institution [the preacher] will do no such thing?
SR 2.61 15 An institution is the lengthened shadow of
SL 2.155 14 ...now, every thing [the great man]
did...is called an institution.
SL 2.161 8 We adore an institution...
OS 2.274 7 ...Boston, London, are facts as fugitive as
any institution past...
Int 2.335 16 [The thought]...goes to fashion every
Chr1 3.101 20 No institution will be better than the
Mrs1 3.142 27 ...I will neither be driven from some
allowance to Fashion
as a symbolic institution, nor from the belief that love is the basis
NER 3.253 13 [Other reformers] attacked the institution
of marriage as the
fountain of social evils.
NER 3.262 9 Do you complain of the laws of Property? It
is a pedantry to
give such importance to them. Can we not play the game of life...in the
institution of property, as well as out of it?
NER 3.262 13 No one gives the impression of superiority
to the institution, which he must give who will reform it.
PPh 4.52 16 The country...of men faithful in doctrine
and in practice to the
idea of a deaf, unimplorable, immense fate, is Asia; and it realizes
in the social institution of caste.
PNR 4.89 4 [Plato] did not, like Pythagoras, break
himself with an
MoS 4.157 19 Is not marriage an open question, when it
such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out
wish to get
GoW 4.274 10 ...[Goethe] showed...that, in actions of
routine, a thread of
mythology and fable spins itself, by tracing the pedigree of...every
institution, utensil and means, home to its origin in the structure of
ET6 5.113 11 In an aristocratical country like England,
not the Trial by
Jury, but the dinner, is the capital institution.
ET11 5.185 14 [English nobility's] institution is one
step in the progress of
ET13 5.214 12 A youth marries in haste; afterwards...he
is asked what he
thinks of the institution of marriage...
ET15 5.271 20 The [London] Times, like every important
institution, shows the way to a better.
ET18 5.304 20 The English mind turns every abstraction
it can receive into
a portable utensil, or a working institution.
Wth 6.104 20 ...if you should take out of the powerful
class engaged in
trade a hundred good men and put in a hundred bad, or, what is just the
same thing, introduce a demoralizing institution, would not the
dollar... presently find it out?
Civ 7.26 19 There can be no high civility without a
deep morality, though it
may not always call itself by that name, but sometimes the point of
honor, as in the institution of chivalry;...
Civ 7.34 4 ...if there be...a country...where liberty
is attacked in the primary
institution of social life;...that country is...not civil, but
DL 7.132 2 Obviously, it would be easy for every town
to discharge this
truly municipal duty [of a library and museum]. Every one of us would
gladly contribute his share; and the more gladly, the more considerable
institution had become.
Supl 10.177 2 ...[Nature]...in the East...makes ecstasy
Prch 10.217 5 In the history of opinion, the pinch of
falsehood shows itself
first...in insincerity, indifference and abandonment of...the
political or economic institution for other better or worse forms.
MoL 10.253 3 Does any one doubt between the strength of
a thought and
that of an institution?
LLNE 10.335 17 ...[Everett] made a beginning of popular
miscellaneous lecturing, which in that region at least had important
results. It is...becoming a national institution.
LS 11.4 27 ...I was led to the conclusion that Jesus
did not intend to
establish an institution for perpetual observance when he ate the
with his disciples;...
LS 11.6 14 I have only brought these accounts [of the
Last Supper] together, that you may judge whether it is likely that a
solemn institution... would have been established in this slight
LS 11.12 13 These views of the original account of the
Lord's Supper lead
me to esteem it an occasion full of solemn and prophetic interest, but
intended by Jesus to be the foundation of a perpetual institution.
LS 11.13 22 It was only too probable that among the
and Jews, any rite, any form, would find favor, whilst yet unable to
comprehend the spiritual character of Christianity. The
St. Paul adopts these views, has seemed to many persons conclusive in
favor of the institution [the Lord's Supper].
LS 11.16 25 If the view which I have taken of the
history of the institution [the Lord's Supper] be correct, then the
claim of authority should be
dropped in administering it.
LS 11.24 12 I have no hostility to this institution
[the Lord's Supper];...
HDC 11.49 6 It is the consequence of this institution
[the town-meeting] that not a school-house, a public pew...hath been
set up, or pulled down... without the whole population of this town
[Concord] having a voice in the
EWI 11.100 12 The institution of slavery seems to its
opponent to have but
FSLN 11.226 8 Mr. Webster decided for Slavery, and
that, when the aspect
of the institution was no longer doubtful...
ACiv 11.297 8 ...now here comes this conspiracy of
slavery,-they call it
an institution, I call it a destitution...
ChiE 11.470 6 Nature...in the East...inculcates a
beatitude to be found in
escape from all organization and all personality, and makes ecstasy an
CInt 12.127 9 ...these two [the College and the Church]
counterbalancing to the bad politics and selfish trade. But there is
institution, and not three. The Church and the College now take their
from the City...
MLit 12.324 21 It was with [Goethe] a favorite task to
find a theory of
every institution, custom, art, work of art, which he observed.
Institution, Royal, n. (1)
Grts 8.306 7 In 1848 I had the privilege of hearing
deliver, in the Royal Institution in London, a lecture on what he
Institution, Slave, n. (1)
FSLN 11.228 20 I said I had never in my life up to this
time suffered from
the Slave Institution.
institutions, n. (103)
AmS 1.87 14 The next great influence into the spirit of
the scholar is the
mind of the Past, - in whatever form, whether of literature, of art, of
institutions, that mind is inscribed.
DSA 1.134 11 ...the goodliest of institutions becomes
an uncertain and
MN 1.193 23 ...the sturdiest defender of existing
institutions feels the
terrific inflammability of this air...
MR 1.229 1 What if some of the objections whereby our
assailed are extreme and speculative...
MR 1.229 15 It will afford no security from the new
property and institutions of a hundred cities, are built on other
MR 1.236 4 ...when the majority shall admit the
necessity of reform in all
these institutions [commerce, law, state], their abuses will be
MR 1.243 18 The duty that every man...should call the
society to account...gains in emphasis if we look at our modes of
MR 1.248 1 ...the idea which now begins to agitate
society has a wider
scope than...the institutions of property.
MR 1.250 9 ...I see at once how paltry is all this
generation of unbelievers, and what a house of cards their institutions
MR 1.253 24 It is better to work on institutions by the
sun than by the wind.
LT 1.259 16 The Times-the nations, manners,
institutions, opinions, votes, are to be studied as omens...
LT 1.269 6 The present age will be marked by its
harvest of projects for the
reform of domestic, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical institutions.
LT 1.276 4 ...[these reforms] only name the relation
between us and the vicious institutions which they go to rectify.
LT 1.287 11 Is there not something comprehensive in the
grasp of a society
which to great mechanical invention and the best institutions of
adds the most daring theories;...
Con 1.310 7 ...precisely the defence which was set up
for the British
Constitution, namely that...it worked well...the same defence is set up
the existing institutions.
Con 1.314 15 ...there is...no man who from the
beginning to the end of his
life maintains the defective institutions;...
Con 1.321 9 If you do not value the Sabbath, or other
religious institutions, give yourself no concern about maintaining
Con 1.321 20 ...men are misled into a reliance on
Tran 1.349 2 What you call your fundamental
institutions...seem to [Transcendentalists] great abuses...
YA 1.370 21 ...here shall laws and institutions exist
on some scale of
proportion to the majesty of nature.
YA 1.395 1 ...Let us live in America, too thankful for
our want of feudal
Hist 2.27 17 When the voice of a prophet out of the
deeps of antiquity
merely echoes to [the student]...a prayer of his youth, he then pierces
truth through all...the caricature of institutions.
SR 2.51 5 ...how easily we capitulate...to large
societies and dead
SR 2.54 21 I hear a preacher announce for his text and
topic the expediency
of one of the institutions of his church.
SR 2.71 8 Let us stun and astonish the intruding rabble
of...institutions by a
simple declaration of the divine fact.
SR 2.87 23 Men...have come to esteem the religious,
learned and civil
institutions as guards of property...
Comp 2.118 24 Bolts and bars are not the best of our
Cir 2.302 7 Our culture is the predominance of an idea
which draws after it
this train of cities and institutions.
Mrs1 3.150 6 Our American institutions have been
friendly to [woman]...
Pol1 3.199 2 In dealing with the State we ought to
remember that its
institutions are not aboriginal...
Pol1 3.199 11 Society is an illusion to the young
citizen. It lies before him
in rigid repose, with certain names, men and institutions rooted like
to the centre...
Pol1 3.204 13 ...there is an instinctive sense...that
if men can be educated, the institutions will share their
Pol1 3.207 10 In this country we are very vain of our
Pol1 3.207 26 ...our institutions...have not any
exemption from the practical
defects which have discredited other forms.
Pol1 3.211 8 Citizens of feudal states are alarmed at
institutions lapsing into anarchy...
Pol1 3.220 16 ...when [men] are pure enough to abjure
the code of force
they will be wise enough to see how these public ends...of institutions
and science can be answered.
NER 3.253 21 ...there was a keener scrutiny of
institutions and domestic
life than any we had known;...
NER 3.261 12 The criticism and attack on
institutions...has made one thing
NER 3.262 3 The wave of evil washes all our
UGM 4.7 19 ...each legitimate idea makes its own
channels and welcome... institutions for expression...
PPh 4.52 12 The country...of immovable
PPh 4.64 17 [Plato] saw the institutions of Sparta and
SwM 4.127 10 [Swedenborg's Conjugal Love] came near to
be the Hymn
of Love, which Plato attempted in the Banquet; the love...which, as
celebrated, in its genesis, fruition and effect, might well entrance
the souls, as it would lay open the genesis of all institutions,
customs and manners.
MoS 4.151 9 Picture, statue, temple, railroad,
steam-engine, existed first in
an artist's mind, without flaw, mistake, or friction, which impair the
executed models. So did the Church, the State, college, court, social
circle, and all the institutions.
MoS 4.171 3 One man appears whose nature is to all
conserving and constructive; his presence supposes a well-ordered
society, agriculture, trade, large institutions and empire.
MoS 4.172 17 The wise skeptic is a bad citizen; no
conservative, he sees
the selfishness of property and the drowsiness of institutions.
NMW 4.248 1 I think all men...know that the
institutions we so volubly
commend are go-carts and baubles;...
NMW 4.254 18 Laws, institutions, monuments, nations,
all fall [said
Napoleon]; but the noise [of a great reputation] continues...
ET4 5.49 11 'T is said that the views of nature held by
determine all their institutions.
ET11 5.172 14 Primogeniture is a cardinal rule of
English property and
ET15 5.261 4 In England, [the power of the newspaper]
antagonism with the feudal institutions...
ET15 5.262 11 The tendency in England towards social
institutions like those of America, is inevitable...
ET17 5.291 18 ...what is nowhere better found than in
England, a cultivated
person fitly surrounded by a happy home, with Honor, love, obedience,
troops of friends,/ is of all institutions the best.
ET18 5.304 26 The English designate the kingdoms
emulous of free
institutions, as the sentimental nations.
Wth 6.99 12 ...in America, where democratic
institutions divide every
estate into small portions after a few years, the public should step
place of these [European] proprietors, and provide this culture and
inspiration for the citizen.
SS 7.10 16 [A man] is to be dressed in arts and
Art2 7.56 25 Popular institutions, the school...are the
fruit of the equality
and the boundless liberty of lucrative callings.
Art2 7.57 5 Popular institutions...and the immense
harvest of economical
inventions, are the fruit of the equality and the boundless liberty of
callings. These are superficial wants; and their fruits are these
SA 8.107 10 These are the bases of civil and polite
society; namely, manners, conversation, lucrative labor and public
action; whether political, or in the leading of social institutions.
Comc 8.160 2 There is no joke so true and deep in
actual life as when some
pure idealist goes up and down among the institutions of society,
by a man who knows the world...
Comc 8.160 6 There is no joke so true and deep in
actual life as when some
pure idealist goes up and down among the institutions of society,
by a man...who, sympathizing with the philosopher's scrutiny,
also with the confusion and indignation of the detected, skulking
PC 8.208 12 I will not say that American institutions
have given a new
enlargement to our idea of a finished man...
Grts 8.302 14 'T is...not Alexander, or Bonaparte or
Count Moltke surely, who represent the highest force of mankind; not
the strong hand, but...the
creation of laws, institutions, letters and art.
Aris 10.32 20 It will not pain me...if it should turn
out, what is true, that I
am describing...a chapter of Templars who sit indifferently...under the
shadow of all institutions...
Aris 10.39 26 ...the basis of all aristocracy must be
truth,-the doing what
elsewhere is pretended to be done. One would gladly see all our
rightly aristocratic in this wise.
Aris 10.41 3 Do not hearken to the men, but to the
Destiny in the
Aris 10.41 10 ...the effect of freer institutions in
England and America, has
robbed the title of king of all its romance...
PerF 10.88 21 ...as...the planet on space in its
flight, so do nations of men
and their institutions rest on thoughts.
Edc1 10.151 9 Is it not manifest that our academic
institutions should have
a wider scope...
Edc1 10.157 2 ...[these difficulties and perplexities
in education] solve
themselves when we leave institutions and address individuals.
Supl 10.177 18 A bag of sequins...a single horse,
constitute an estate in
countries where insecure institutions make every one desirous of
concealable and convertible property.
SovE 10.192 1 The student discovers one day that he
lives in enchantment... all that he calls Nature, all that he calls
institutions, when once his mind is
active are visions merely...
SovE 10.203 17 Far be it from me to underrate the men
or the churches that
have...organized [men's] devout impulses or oracles into good
SovE 10.206 22 We in America are charged...that our
politics and our trade have fostered a self-reliance which is small,
liliputian, full of fuss and bustle;...
MoL 10.253 6 See armies, institutions, literatures,
appearing in the train of
some wild Arabian's dream.
MoL 10.258 10 Slavery is broken, and, if we use our
advantage, irretrievably. For such a gain, to end once for all that
pest of all our free
institutions, one generation might well be sacrificed;...
Plu 10.297 9 Whatever is eminent...in institutions, in
science...drew [Plutarch's] attention...
Plu 10.307 6 Whilst we expect this awe and reverence of
power from the philosopher in his closet, we praise it in...the man who
on quiet terms with existing institutions...
LLNE 10.355 14 In our free institutions, where every
man is at liberty to
choose his home and his trade...fortunes are easily made...
LLNE 10.365 3 In the American social communities, the
gossip found such
vent and sway as to become despotic. The institutions were
CSC 10.373 6 In the month of November, 1840, a
Convention of Friends of
Universal Reform assembled...in obedience to a call in the
newspapers... inviting all persons to a public discussion of the
institutions of the Sabbath, the Church and the Ministry.
MMEm 10.423 27 O Time! thou loiterer. Thou...restest on
throne... When will thy routines give way to higher and lasting
Carl 10.492 6 [Young men] go for free
institutions...[Carlyle] for stringent
LS 11.21 23 [Christianity] has for its object simply to
make men good and
wise. Its institutions then should be as flexible as the wants of men.
War 11.151 7 It has been a favorite study of modern
the rising of a thought in one man's mind...its expansion and general
reception, until it publishes itself to the world by destroying the
laws and institutions...
AKan 11.261 13 The President told the Kansas Committee
that the whole
difficulty grew from the factious spirit of the Kansas people
institutions which they need not have concerned themselves about.
AKan 11.261 18 A very remarkable speech from a
Democratic President to
his fellow citizens, that they are not to concern themselves with
which they alone are to create and determine.
ACiv 11.309 17 It is not free institutions, it is not a
republic, it is not a
democracy, that is the end...
EPro 11.321 19 With this blot [slavery] removed from
our national honor... we shall not fear henceforward to show our faces
among mankind. We shall
cease to be hypocrites and pretenders, but what we have styled our free
institutions will be such.
ALin 11.329 14 ...I doubt if any death has caused so
much pain to mankind
as this [of Lincoln] has caused, or will cause, on its announcement;
this...because of the mysterious hopes and fears which, in the present
day, are connected with the name and institutions of America.
FRO1 11.480 11 What is best in the ancient religions
was the sacred
friendships between heroes, the Sacred Bands, and the relations of the
Pythagorean disciples. Our Masonic institutions probably grew from the
FRO1 11.480 22 I wish that the various beneficent
institutions which are
springing up...all over this country, should all be remembered as
sphere of this committee [of the Free Religious Association]...
FRep 11.527 15 Our institutions, of which the town is
the unit, are all
FRep 11.540 26 The end of all political struggle is to
establish morality as
the basis of all legislation. 'T is not free institutions, 't is not a
that is the end,-no, but only the means.
FRep 11.541 8 Humanity asks...that democratic
institutions shall be more
thoughtful for the interests of women...
FRep 11.544 18 ...the height of reason, the noblest
affection, the purest
religion will find their home in our institutions...
II 12.71 4 In the healthy mind, the
thought...appears...in institutions, in
II 12.80 26 Plant the pitch-pine in a sand-bank, where
is no food, and it
thrives, and presently makes a grove, and covers the sand with a soil
shedding its leaves. Not less are the arts and institutions of men
CInt 12.122 1 There are bad books and false teachers
and corrupt judges; and in the institutions of education a want of
faith in their own cause.
CInt 12.126 2 It is true that the University and the
Church, which should be
counterbalancing institutions to our great material institutions of
of territorial power, do not express the sentiment of the popular
the popular optimism, whatever it be.
CInt 12.126 3 It is true that the University and the
Church, which should be
counterbalancing institutions to our great material institutions of
of territorial power, do not express the sentiment of the popular
the popular optimism, whatever it be.
CInt 12.132 1 ...old men cannot see...the institutions,
the laws under which
they have lived, passing, or soon to pass, into the hands of you and
contemporaries, without an earnest wish that you have caught sight of
PPr 12.385 15 Worst of all for the party attacked,
[Carlyle's Past and
Present] bereaves them beforehand of all sympathy, by...impressing the
reader with the conviction that the satirist himself has the truest
everything old and excellent in English land and institutions...
institutor, n. (1)
Chr1 3.101 21 No institution will be better than the
in-streaming, adj. (1)
Nat 1.73 15 These are examples of...an instantaneous
instrinsic, adj. (2)
Hist 2.12 16 Some men classify objects by color and size
accidents of appearance; others by instrinsic likeness...
Hist 2.14 11 The identity of history is equally
instrinsic, the diversity
instruct, v. (20)
Nat 1.37 12 ...what disputing of prices, what reckonings
of interest, - and
all...to instruct us that good thoughts are no better than good dreams,
they be executed!
LT 1.270 13 The political questions touching...the
right of the constituent
to instruct the representative;...are all pregnant with ethical
YA 1.381 3 These [Communities] proceeded...in great
part from a feeling... that in the scramble of parties for the public
purse the main duties of
government were omitted,-the duty to instruct the ignorant, to supply
poor with work and with good guidance.
SL 2.153 10 ...if the pages instruct you not, they will
die like flies in the
SL 2.158 25 The high, the generous, the self-devoted
sect will always
instruct and command mankind.
Chr1 3.104 18 The true charity of Goethe is to be
inferred from the account
he gave Dr. Eckermann of the way in which he had spent his fortune.
bonmot of mine has cost a purse of gold. Half a million of my own
money... the large income derived from my writings...have been expended
me in what I now know.
SwM 4.93 16 Then, also, the philosopher has his value,
who flatters the
intellect of this laborer by engaging him with subtleties which
in new faculties.
Bhr 6.182 25 A calm and resolute bearing...and the art
of hiding all
uncomfortable feeling, are essential to the courtier; and Saint Simon
Cardinal de Retz and Roederer and an encyclopaedia of Memoires will
instruct you...in those potent secrets.
Elo1 7.84 20 If [the orator] should attempt to instruct
the people in that
which they already know, he would fail;...
Chr2 10.99 25 There are...men who instruct and guide.
Edc1 10.158 23 By simple living, by an illimitable
Schr 10.268 9 Nature will fast enough instruct you in
the occasion and the
HDC 11.51 8 Early efforts were made to instruct [the
HDC 11.57 6 The General Court, in 1647...Ordered, that
town shall increase to the number of one hundred families, they shall
a Grammar school, the masters thereof being able to instruct youth so
they may be fitted for the University.
HDC 11.65 13 ...in 1712, the selectmen agreed with
Captain James Minott, for his son Timothy to keep the school at the
school-house for the town of
Concord, for half a year beginning 2d June; and if any scholar shall
come, within the said time, for larning exceeding his son's ability,
Captain doth agree to instruct them himself in the tongues, till the
said time be fulfilled;...
EWI 11.132 14 The Congress should instruct the
President to send to those
ports of Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans such orders and such
as should release, forthwith, all such citizens of Massachusetts as
holden in prison without the allegation of any crime...
War 11.169 27 A wise man will never...decide beforehand
what he shall do
in a given extreme event. Nature and God will instruct him in that
II 12.73 6 ...he will instruct and aid us who shows us
how the young may
be taught without degrading the old;...
Bost 12.195 21 The General Court of Massachusetts, in
1647, To the end
that learning may not be buried in the graves of the forefathers,
ordered, that...where any town shall increase to the number of a
hundred families, they shall set up a Grammar School, the Masters
thereof being able to
instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the University.
MLit 12.315 6 The great never with their own consent
become a load on
the minds they instruct.
instructed, adj. (9)
Pol1 3.220 21 There is not, among the most religious and
instructed men of
the most religious and civil nations, a reliance on the moral
ET10 5.170 8 At present [England] does not rule her
wealth. She is simply
a good England, but no divinity, or wise and instructed soul.
Farm 7.152 25 This crust of soil which ages have
refined [the farmer] refines again for the feeding of a civil and
Res 8.140 14 The marked events in history...the arrival
among an old
stationary nation of a more instructed race...each of these events
the tribe to which it befalls;...
Insp 8.287 18 Tie a couple of strings across a board,
and set it in your
window, and you have an instrument which no artist's harp can rival. It
needs no instructed ear;...
Dem1 10.10 25 The long waves indicate to the instructed
mariner that there
is no near land in the direction from which they come.
FSLN 11.241 15 I wish to see the instructed class here
know their own
Bost 12.209 2 What public souls have lived here [in
Boston]...and where is
the middle class so able, virtuous and instructed?
MLit 12.327 3 It is all design with [Goethe], just
thought and instructed
instructed, v. (23)
DSA 1.120 23 A more...overpowering beauty appears to man
heart and mind open to the sentiment of virtue. Then he is instructed
what is above him.
Con 1.320 19 ...if [the people] are not instructed to
sympathize with the
intelligent, reading, trading, and governing class;...they will upset
pageant of Judicature...
Hist 2.4 18 ...the hours should be instructed by the
ages and the ages
explained by the hours.
SR 2.63 9 The world has been instructed by its kings...
SR 2.83 15 Where is the master who could have
Prd1 2.226 5 We are instructed by these petty
experiences which usurp the
hours and years.
UGM 4.18 11 Especially when a mind of powerful method
men, we find the examples of oppression.
PPh 4.67 8 Judge whether it is not safer to be
instructed by some one of
those who have power over the benefit which they impart to men [said
Socrates], than by me, who benefit or not, just as it may happen.
PNR 4.84 19 ...the fine which the good, refusing to
govern, ought to pay [affirms Plato], is, to be governed by a worse
man; that his guards shall not
handle gold and silver, but shall be instructed that there is gold and
ShP 4.210 7 What gentleman has [Shakespeare] not
instructed in the
rudeness of his behavior?
SA 8.101 2 Every human society wants to be officered by
a best class, who
shall be masters instructed in all the great arts of life;...
Elo2 8.124 28 ...Lord Chesterfield thought that without
being instructed in
the dialect of the Halles no man could be a complete master of French.
Imtl 8.349 26 Nachiketas said [to Yama], there is this
inquiry. Some say
the soul exists after the death of man; others say it does not exist.
should like to know, instructed by thee.
Aris 10.63 19 Let [the man of honor]...say, The time
will come when these
poor enfans perdus of revolution, will have instructed their party, if
LS 11.10 6 [Jesus] instructed the woman of Samaria
respecting living water.
HDC 11.44 11 Instructed by necessity, each little
company [in the
Massachusetts Bay colonies] organized itself after the pattern of the
FSLN 11.236 3 ...we are in this world...to be
instructed in realities...
SMC 11.352 5 Instructed by events, after the quarrel
Revolution] began, the Americans took higher ground...
Koss 11.401 7 ...when the crisis arrives it will find
us all instructed
beforehand in the rights and wrongs of Hungary...
FRO1 11.478 18 The child, the young student, finds
scope in his
mathematics...because he...finds himself continually instructed.
FRep 11.517 20 [The American people] are now
proceeding, instructed by
their success and by their many failures, to carry out, not the bill of
rights, but the bill of human duties.
CInt 12.121 21 With this divine oracle [thought], we
somehow do not get
MLit 12.330 18 I am [in Wilhelm Meister]...instructed
in the possibility of
a highly accomplished society...
instructing, v. (2)
PNR 4.84 14 [Plato affirms that] The intelligent have a
right over the
ignorant, namely, the right of instructing them.
WD 7.167 12 Hesiod wrote a poem which he called Works
and Days... instructing the husbandman at the rising of what
constellation he might
instruction, n. (30)
DSA 1.127 2 ...it is not instruction, but provocation,
that I can receive from
DSA 1.131 8 Accept the injurious impositions of our
instruction, and even honesty and self-denial were but splendid sins...
MR 1.227 14 ...some sources of human instruction are
almost unnamed and
unknown among us;...
Lov1 2.171 14 Let any man go back to those delicious
have given him sincerest instruction and nourishment, he will shrink
Cir 2.319 15 Infancy, youth, receptive,
aspiring...abandons itself to the
instruction flowing from all sides.
Int 2.337 4 Without instruction we know very well the
ideal of the human
Int 2.337 8 A child knows...if the attitude [in a
picture] be natural or grand
or mean; though he has never received any instruction in drawing...
SwM 4.126 18 [Swedenborg] delivers golden sayings which
singular beauty the ethical laws;...Ends always ascend as nature
descends. And the truly poetic account of the writing in the inmost
heaven, which, as
it consists of inflexions according to the form of heaven, can be read
MoS 4.180 12 Can you not believe that a man of earnest
and burly habit
may...want a rougher instruction, want men...
ShP 4.190 19 [A great man] finds a war raging: it
educates him, by
trumpet, in barracks, and he betters the instruction.
ET18 5.304 7 [The English] are expiating the wrongs of
India by benefits;... in the instruction of the people...
Bhr 6.170 10 Genius invents fine manners, which the
baron and the
baroness copy very fast, and by the advantage of a palace, better the
Civ 7.30 12 It was a great instruction, said a saint in
Cromwell's war, that
the best courages are but beams of the Almighty.
DL 7.130 25 I do not undervalue the fine instruction
which statues and
Cour 7.273 23 The pious Mrs. Hutchinson says of some
passages in the
defence of Nottingham against the Cavaliers, It was a great instruction
the best and highest courages are beams of the Almighty.
Res 8.149 14 We have not a toy or trinket for idle
somewhere it is the one thing needful, for solid instruction or to save
ship or army.
Imtl 8.333 6 When Bonaparte insisted...that it is the
pit of the stomach that
moves the world,-do we thank him for the gracious instruction?
Chr2 10.104 18 Every particular instruction is speedily
embodied in a
Edc1 10.150 13 ...the instruction [in colleges] seems
to require skilful
tutors...rather than ardent and inventive masters.
Prch 10.231 3 There are always plenty of young,
Plu 10.309 5 In many of these chapters [in Plutarch] it
is easy to infer the
relation between the Greek philosophers and those who came to them for
LLNE 10.352 1 [Fourierism] contained so much truth, and
promised in the
attempts that shall be made to realize it so much valuable instruction,
we are engaged to observe every step of its progress.
LLNE 10.364 14 It is certain that...variety of work,
variety of means of
thought and instruction...did not permit sluggishness or despondency
LLNE 10.365 16 It was a curious experience of the
patrons and leaders of
this noted community [Brook Farm], in which the agreement with many
parties was that they should give so many hours of instruction...that
every instance the newcomers showed themselves keenly alive to the
advantages of the society...
LLNE 10.365 21 ...in every instance the newcomers [to
Brook Farm]... were sure to avail themselves of every means of
EzRy 10.381 23 ...[Ezra Ripley's] father agreed with
the late Rev. Dr. Forbes of Gloucester...to fit Ezra for college...and
to have him labor during
the time sufficiently to pay for his instruction, clothing and books.
LS 11.18 25 ...a true disciple of Jesus will receive
the light he gives most
thankfully; but the thanks he offers...are not compliments,
commemorations, but the use of that instruction.
FSLN 11.232 15 Now, Gentlemen, I think we have in this
again in the simplest lesson.
Shak1 11.451 4 The palaces [Englishmen] compass earth
and sea to enter, the magnificence and personages of royal and imperial
pupils of [Shakespeare's] instruction.
CInt 12.126 20 All that is sought in the instruction
[at Harvard College] is
drill; tutors, not inspirers.
instructions, n. (10)
OS 2.270 10 If we consider what happens...in the
instructions of dreams... we shall catch many hints that will broaden
and lighten into knowledge of
the secret of nature.
NMW 4.238 16 [Bonaparte's] instructions to his
secretary at the Tuileries
are worth remembering.
Wth 6.116 18 Sir David Brewster gives exact
instructions for microscopic
Dem1 10.23 23 The fault of most men is that
they...interfere and thwart the
instructions of their own minds.
Edc1 10.131 14 In our condition are the roots of
communication, and these instructions we never exhaust.
HDC 11.67 24 From the appearance of the article in the
warrant, in 1765, to see if the town will give the Representative any
instructions about any important affair to be transacted by the General
Court, concerning the Stamp Act, to the peace of 1783, the [Concord]
Records breathe a resolute and warlike spirit...
HDC 11.80 2 [Concord's] instructions to their
representatives are full of
loud complaints of the disgraceful state of public credit...
HDC 11.81 14 In 1787, the admirable instructions given
by the town [Concord] to its representative are a proud monument to the
good sense and
good feeling that prevailed.
HDC 11.83 15 I hope that History [of Concord] will not
unknown. The author [Lemuel Shattuck]...has wisely enriched his pages
with the resolutions, addresses and instructions to its agents...
JBB 11.271 17 ...the government, the
judges...give...such protection as they
gave to their own Commodore Paulding, when he was simple enough to
mistake the formal instructions of his government for their real
instructive, adj. (7)
LE 1.178 21 Not the least instructive passage in modern
history seems to
me a trait of Napoleon exhibited to the English when he became their
SwM 4.119 17 ...to a reader who can make due allowance
in the report for
the reporter's [Swedenborg's] peculiarities, the results are still
GoW 4.270 4 Among these [men of literary genius of our
age] no more
instructive name occurs than that of Goethe...
ET11 5.192 13 The sycophancy and sale of votes and
honor, for place and
title;...the splendor of the titles, and the apathy of the nation; are
instructive, and make the reader pause and explore the firm bounds
which [in England] confined these vices to a handful of rich men.
CSC 10.376 21 ...not [the Chardon Street Convention's]
lesson was the gradual but sure ascendency of [Alcott's] spirit...
EWI 11.109 15 These debates [on West Indian slavery]
CL 12.161 15 In a water-party in which many scholars
joined, I noted that
the skipper of the boat was much the best companion. The scholars made
puns. the skipper saw instructive facts on every side...
instructor, n. (8)
Comp 2.111 22 Fear is an instructor of great sagacity...
UGM 4.14 17 ...A sage is the instructor of a hundred
ET8 5.137 20 England is the lawgiver, the patron, the
instructor, the ally.
Ctr 6.156 15 ...the wise instructor will press this
point of securing to the
young soul in the disposition of time and the arrangements of living,
periods and habits of solitude.
Wsp 6.218 6 ...the redeemer and instructor of souls, as
it is their primal
essence, is love.
Plu 10.295 15 [Henry IV wrote] To love [Plutarch] is to
love me; for he has
been long time the instructor of my youth.
LS 11.18 19 [Jesus] is the mediator in that only sense
in which possibly any
being can mediate between God and man, that is, an instructor of man.
Mem 12.92 23 Memory is...a living instructor...
instructors, n. (3)
AmS 1.95 23 ...exasperation, want, are instructors in
eloquence and wisdom.
LT 1.262 17 [Persons] are the pungent instructors who
thrill the heart of
each of us...
MMEm 10.429 20 O dear worms,-how they will at some sure
down this tedious tabernacle...instructors in the science of mind...
instructs, v. (11)
AmS 1.84 13 [the scholar] the past instructs;...
OS 2.284 21 By this veil which curtains events [the
soul] instructs the
children of men to live in to-day.
Cir 2.318 27 ...that which is made instructs how to
make a better.
Nat2 3.196 22 Every moment instructs, and every
PPh 4.41 8 This range of Plato instructs us what to
think of the vexed
question concerning his reputed works...
PI 8.15 3 ...[the Hindoos]...have made it the central
doctrine of their
religion that what we call Nature...has no real existence,--is only
phenomenal. Youth, age, property, condition, events, persons,--self,
even,-- are successive maias (deceptions) through which Vishnu mocks
instructs the soul.
Elo2 8.115 1 [Eloquence] instructs in the power of man
Edc1 10.143 13 ...our own experience instructs us that
the secret of
Education lies in respecting the pupil.
Mem 12.92 4 What was an isolated, unrelated belief or
conjecture, our later
experience instructs us how to place in just connection with other
which confirm and expand it.
MLit 12.333 2 The criticism, which is not so much
spoken as felt in
reference to Goethe, instructs us directly in the hope of literature.
WSL 12.344 16 ...there is a noble nature within
[Landor] which instructs
him that he is so rich that he can well spare all his trappings...
instrument, n. (23)
YA 1.379 4 Trade is an instrument in the hands of that
which works for us in our own despite.
YA 1.379 21 Trade was one instrument, but Trade is also
but for a time...
Mrs1 3.139 16 This perception [of measure] comes in to
polish and perfect
the parts of the social instrument.
NR 3.229 17 We adjust our instrument for general
observation, and sweep
the heavens as easily as we pick out a single figure in the terrestrial
NR 3.245 20 ...nature secures [every man] as an
instrument by self-conceit...
PPh 4.59 17 ...the rich man...has that one dress, or
equipage, or instrument, which is fit for the hour and the need;...
SwM 4.106 21 ...[Swedenborg] saw that the human body
instrument through which the soul feeds and is fed by the whole of
Pow 6.79 18 The masters say that they know a master in
music, only by
seeing the pose of the hands on the keys;--so difficult and vital an
act is the
command of the instrument.
Bty 6.283 8 [A man's] duties are measured by that
instrument he is;...
Art2 7.42 18 ...we build a mill in such position as to
set the north wind to
play upon our instrument...
Elo1 7.99 13 If [eloquence] do not so become an
instrument, but aspires to
be somewhat of itself, and to glitter for show, it is false and weak.
WD 7.157 4 Man is the meter of all things, said
Aristotle; the hand is the
instrument of instruments...
Boks 7.210 19 ...Earl Spencer exclaimed, Two thousand
two hundred and
fifty pounds! An electric shock went through the assembly. And ten,
added the Marquis [of Blandford]. There ended the strife [for the
Boccaccio]. Ere Evans let the hammer fall, he paused; the ivory
swept the air;...
Insp 8.287 17 Tie a couple of strings across a board,
and set it in your
window, and you have an instrument which no artist's harp can rival.
Schr 10.275 23 There is no power in the mind but in
turn becomes an
MMEm 10.411 5 ...[Mary Moody Emerson] was...a quite
LVB 11.93 14 You [Van Buren], sir, will bring down that
in which you sit into infamy if your seal is set to this intrument of
perfidy [the relocation of the Cherokees];...
FSLC 11.210 17 ...granting...that these evils [of
slavery] are to be relieved
only by the wisdom of God working in ages,-and by what instrument...
none can tell...still the question recurs, What must we do?
EPro 11.317 16 ...great as the popularity of the
President [Lincoln] has
been, we are beginning to think that we have underestimated the
and virtue which the Divine Providence has made an instrument of
PLT 12.31 19 [A man's aptitude] is a wonderful
CInt 12.113 5 The brute noise of cannon has...a most
poetic echo in these
days when it is an intrument of freedom...
Milt1 12.261 9 We may even apply to [Milton's]
performance on the
instrument of language, his own description of music...
PPr 12.382 19 ...[a man's] speech is a perpetual and
instrumentalities, n. (5)
F 6.8 13 ...it is of no use to try to whitewash
[Providence's] huge, mixed
Pow 6.53 11 ...if there be such a tie that wherever the
mind of man goes, nature will accompany him, perhaps there are men
whose magnetisms are
of that force to draw material and elemental powers, and, where they
appear, immense instrumentalities organize around them.
Wom 11.415 7 With the advancements of society, the
influence of woman bring her strength or her faults into light. In
times, three or four conspicuous instrumentalities may be marked.
PLT 12.19 1 [The perceptions of the soul] take to
themselves...agriculture, trade, commerce;-these are the ponderous
instrumentalities into which the
nimble thoughts pass...
PLT 12.19 7 ...presently, antagonized by other thoughts
perceptions of the soul] first aroused, or by thoughts which are sons
daughters of these, the thought buries itself in the new thought of
scope, whilst the old instrumentalities and incarnations are decomposed
recomposed into new.
instrumentality, n. (2)
PPh 4.52 1 ...if we dare...name the last tendency of
both [unity and
diversity], we might say, that the end of the one is escape from
organization,--pure science; and the end of the other is the highest
PPh 4.67 27 There is no thought in any mind but it
quickly tends to convert
itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means.
instruments, n. (29)
Nat 1.31 11 [This imagery] is the working of the
Original Cause through
the instruments he has already made.
AmS 1.91 11 Man Thinking must not be subdued by his
Tran 1.358 11 In our Mechanics' Fair, there must be not
troughs, but also some few finer instruments...
Fdsp 2.196 1 Every thing that is [our friend's],--his
name, his form, his
dress, books and instruments,--fancy enhances.
Exp 3.75 22 It is very unhappy...the discovery we have
made that we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever
afterwards we suspect our
PPh 4.70 23 Socrates and Plato are the double star
which the most powerful
instruments will not entirely separate.
GoW 4.284 26 ...there is no weapon in the armory of
universal genius [Goethe] did not take into his hand, but with
peremptory heed that he
should not be for a moment prejudiced by his instruments.
ET18 5.306 5 You cannot account for [Englishmen's]
success by their
Christianity, commerce, charter, common law, Parliament, or letters,
the contumacious sharp-tongued energy of English naturel...which makes
all these its instruments.
Wth 6.90 4 ...according to the excellence of the
machinery in each human
being is his attraction for the instruments he is to employ.
Wth 6.95 21 ...every man...should pluck his living, his
power and his knowing, from the sun, moon and stars.
Ctr 6.166 9 [Man] is to convert all impediments into
Ill 6.310 6 I remarked especially [in the Mammoth Cave]
the mimetic habit
with which nature, on new instruments, hums her old tunes...
Art2 7.40 1 The useful arts comprehend...navigation,
and the construction of all the grand and delicate tools and
which man serves himself;...
Elo1 7.62 24 Of all the musical instruments on which
men play, a popular
assembly is that which has the largest compass and variety...
WD 7.157 4 Man is the meter of all things, said
Aristotle; the hand is the
instrument of instruments...
PI 8.42 4 Better men saw heavens and earths; saw noble
PC 8.219 5 ...a scientific engineer, with instruments
and steam, is worth
many hundred men...
Grts 8.315 19 How many men, detested in contemporary
hostile history, of
whom...we have learned to correct our old estimates, and to see them
the whole, instruments of great benefit.
Imtl 8.350 20 [Yama said to Nachiketas] All those
desires that are difficult
to gain in the world of mortals, all those ask thou at thy
fair nymphs of heaven with their chariots, with their musical
PerF 10.73 20 ...we see the causes of evils and learn
to parry them and use
them as instruments, by knowledge...
Edc1 10.145 12 ...[the child] conceives that though not
in this house or
town, yet in some other house or town is the wise master who can put
in possession of the rules and instruments to execute his will.
SovE 10.204 3 There was in the last century a serious
habitual reference to
the spiritual world, running through diaries, letters and
conversation-yes, and into wills and legal instruments also...
LLNE 10.331 14 If any of my readers were at that period
 in Boston
or Cambridge, they will easily remember [Everett's] radiant beauty of
person...a voice...that...was the most mellow and beautiful and correct
the instruments of the time.
JBB 11.268 18 [John Brown] believes in two
articles,-two instruments, shall I say?-the Golden Rule and the
Declaration of Independence;...
ACiv 11.302 9 In this national crisis, it is not
argument that we want, but
that rare courage which dares commit itself to a principle, believing
Nature...will create the instruments it requires...
ALin 11.337 26 [Providence] makes its own
Wom 11.419 7 Providence is always surprising us with
new and unlikely
CL 12.160 19 ...the zones of plants...are all
thermometers which cannot be
deceived, and will not lie. They are instruments by the best maker.
MAng1 12.227 15 ...[Michelangelo] made with his own
and all other irons and instruments which he needed in sculpture;...
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