Life (continued) to Lifetime
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
ET1 5.4 27 It is probable you left some obscure
mother-wit and equality to life, when you crossed sea and land to play
with celebrated scribes.
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
ET1 5.16 1 [Carlyle] had names of his own for all the
matters familiar to
his discourse. Blackwood's was the sand magazine; Fraser's nearer
approach to possibility of life was the mud magazine;...
ET2 5.27 15 Watchfulness is the law of the ship,--watch
on watch, for
advantage and for life.
ET2 5.30 24 Jack [Tar] has a life of risks, incessant
abuse and the worst
ET4 5.45 15 [The English] are free forcible men, in a
country where life is
ET4 5.48 24 Trades and professions carve their own
lines on face and form. Certain circumstances of English life are not
ET4 5.49 1 Trades and professions carve their own lines
on face and form. Certain circumstances of English life are not less
effective; as...the island
ET4 5.49 14 Whatever influences add to mental or moral
faculty, take men
out of nationality...and make the national life a culpable compromise.
ET4 5.59 10 Never was a poor gentleman so surfeited
with life...as the
ET4 5.63 23 Medwin, in the Life of Shelley, relates
that at a military school
they rolled up a young man in a snowball, and left him in his
crippled him for life.
ET4 5.70 11 [The English] think...with the Arabs, that
the days spent in the
chase are not counted in the length of life.
ET5 5.79 14 ...[Kenelm Digby] propounds, that
syllogisms do breed, or
rather are all the variety of man's life.
ET5 5.82 15 Life [in England] is safe, and personal
ET5 5.97 24 The sovereignty of the seas is maintained
[in England] by the
impressment of seamen. The impressment of seamen, said Lord Eldon, is
the life of our navy.
ET5 5.98 6 The [English] Universities galvanize dead
languages into a
semblance of life.
ET5 5.99 21 [The English] embrace their cause with more
ET6 5.103 21 ...he who goes among [the English] must
have some weight
of metal. At last, you take your hint from the fury of life you find,
and say, one thing is plain, this is no country for fainthearted
ET8 5.127 8 [The English], too, believe that where
there is no enjoyment of
life there can be no vigor and art in speech or thought;...
ET8 5.128 4 ...[Englishmen's] well-known courage is
to their digust of life.
ET8 5.129 23 The choleric Welshman, the fervid Scot,
the bilious resident
in the East or West Indies, are wide of the perfect behavior of the
and dignified man of family [in England]. So is the burly farmer; so is
country squire, with his narrow and violent life.
ET8 5.130 18 [The English] are full of coarse strength,
rude exercise, butcher's meat and sound sleep; and suspect any poetic
insinuation or any
hint for the conduct of life which reflects on this animal existence...
ET8 5.141 24 In Alfred, in the Northmen, one may read
the genius of the
English society, namely that private life is the place of honor.
ET8 5.142 11 ...the calm, sound and most British Briton
public life as charlatanism...
ET10 5.154 3 ...one of [England's] recent writers
speaks, in reference to a
private and scholastic life, of the grave moral deterioration which
an empty exchequer.
ET10 5.156 22 [In England] An economist, or a man who
year round with expenditure which expresses his character without
embarrassing one day of his future, is already a master of life, and a
ET10 5.156 25 Lord Burleigh writes to his son that one
ought never to
devote more than two thirds of his income to the ordinary expenses of
ET10 5.157 10 An Englishman...labors three times as
many hours in the
course of a year as another European; or, his life as a workman is
ET10 5.171 2 ...not the aims of a manly life, but the
means of meeting a
certain ponderous expense, is that which is considered by a youth in
England emerging from his minority.
ET11 5.174 24 The things these English have done were
not done without
peril of life...
ET11 5.177 17 The national tastes of the English do not
lead them to the
life of the courtier...
ET11 5.184 27 ...there are few noble families [in
England] which have not
paid, in some of their members, the debt of life or limb in the
the Russian war.
ET11 5.187 10 [English nobility] is a romance adorning
English life with a
ET11 5.187 22 The jealousy of every class to guard
itself is a testimony to
the reality they have found in life.
ET11 5.190 7 A sketch of the Earl of Shrewsbury, from
the pen of Queen
Elizabeth's archbishop Parker;...down to Aubrey's passages of the life
Hobbes in the house of the Earl of Devon, are favorable pictures of a
romantic style of manners.
ET11 5.194 6 Campbell says, Acquaintance with the
nobility, I could never
keep up. It requires a life of idleness, dressing and attendance on
ET11 5.195 14 Already...the English noble and squire
were preparing for
the career of the country-gentleman and his peaceable expense. They
from city to city...gathering seeds, gems, coins and divers
curiosities, preparing for a private life thereafter...
ET12 5.208 18 ...at the universities, it is urged that
all goes to form what
England values as the flower of its national life,--a well-educated
ET12 5.209 1 [An English gentleman] should...have
bodily activity and
strength, unattainable by our sedentary life in public offices.
ET13 5.214 6 ...English life...does not grow out of the
ET13 5.214 11 A youth marries in haste; afterwards,
when his mind is
opened to the reason of the conduct of life, he is asked what he thinks
institution of marriage...
ET13 5.229 15 Thackeray exposes the heartless high
ET14 5.246 16 Dickens, with preternatural apprehension
of the language of
manners and the varieties of street life;...writes London tracts.
ET14 5.249 2 ...the misfortune of [Coleridge's] life,
his vast attempts but
most inadequate performings...seems to mark the closing of an era.
ET14 5.254 17 ...parochial and shop-till politics, and
idolatry of usage, betray the ebb of life and spirit [in English
ET14 5.258 18 For a self-conceited modish life...there
is no remedy like the
ET18 5.299 14 England is not so public in its bias;
private life is its place
ET18 5.299 15 Truth in private life, untruth in public,
marks these home-loving
men [the English].
F 6.3 11 ...the question of the times resolved itself
into a practical question
of the conduct of life.
F 6.4 24 If one would study his own time, it must be by
this method of
taking up in turn each of the leading topics which belong to our scheme
F 6.5 7 Great men, great nations,
have...been...perceivers of the terror of
F 6.9 26 How shall a man...draw off from his veins the
black drop which he
drew from his father's or his mother's life?
F 6.10 14 In different hours a man represents each of
several of his
ancestors...and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece
music which his life is.
F 6.12 5 Now and then one has a new cell or camarilla
opened in his brain... which skill...serves to pass the time; the life
of sensation going on as before.
F 6.13 24 ...strong natures...are inevitable patriots,
until their life ebbs...
F 6.15 3 We have two things,-the circumstance, and the
F 6.19 6 These [laws of repression] are...hints of the
terms by which our
life is walled up...
F 6.19 24 No picture of life can have any veracity that
does not admit the
F 6.25 15 ...the great day of the feast of life, is
that in which the inward eye
opens to the Unity in things...
F 6.36 10 The whole circle of animal life...pleases at
F 6.36 19 Our life is consentaneous and far-related.
F 6.38 17 As soon as there is life, there is
F 6.38 19 Life is freedom,-life in the direct ratio of
F 6.38 21 Life works both voluntarily and
supernaturally in its
F 6.39 6 ...the world throws its life into a hero or a
F 6.41 6 The pleasure of life is according to the man
that lives it...
F 6.41 7 Life is an ecstasy.
F 6.41 14 ...as we do in dreams, with equanimity, the
most absurd acts, so a
drop more of wine in our cup of life will reconcile us to strange
F 6.46 19 Wonderful intricacy in the web, wonderful
constancy in the
design this vagabond life admits.
F 6.49 4 If in the least particular one could derange
the order of nature,- who would accept the gift of life?
Pow 6.53 12 Life is a search after power;...
Pow 6.55 4 Courage, the old physicians
taught...courage, or the degree of
life, is as the degree of circulation of the blood in the arteries.
Pow 6.60 5 Health is good,--power, life, that resists
disease, poison and all
Pow 6.60 23 ...we have a certain instinct that where is
great amount of life... it...will be found at last in harmony with
Pow 6.69 22 The excess of virility has the same
importance in general
history as in private and industrial life.
Pow 6.70 14 The best anecdotes of this [aboriginal]
force are to be had
from savage life...
Pow 6.73 26 The one prudence in life is
Pow 6.80 18 ...this force or spirit, being the means
relied on by Nature for
bringing the work of the day about,--as far as we attach importance to
household life and the prizes of the world, we must respect that.
Wth 6.93 1 The life of pleasure is so ostentatious that
a shallow observer
must believe that this is the agreed best use of wealth...
Wth 6.95 8 The rich take up something more of the world
into man's life.
Wth 6.100 11 Men...believe in magic, in all parts of
Wth 6.101 15 Political Economy is as good a book
wherein to read the life
of man...as any Bible which has come down to us.
Wth 6.104 11 If you take out of State Street the ten
and put in ten roguish persons controlling the same amount of
pulpit will betray it, in a laxer rule of life.
Wth 6.105 25 Give no bounties, make equal laws, secure
life and property, and you need not give alms.
Wth 6.112 21 Nothing is beneath you, if it is in the
direction of your life;...
Wth 6.113 24 Let [the realist] delegate to others the
costly courtesies and
decorations of social life.
Wth 6.125 26 The merchant's economy is a coarse symbol
of the soul's
economy. ... It is to invest income; that is to say, to take up
generals; days into integral eras...of its life...
Wth 6.126 9 [A man's] body is a jar in which the liquor
of life is stored.
Ctr 6.132 6 The physician Sanctorius spent his life in
a pair of scales, weighing his food.
Ctr 6.135 18 In Boston the question of life is the
names of some eight or
Ctr 6.136 10 Life is very narrow.
Ctr 6.141 6 Our arts and tools give to him who can
handle them much the
same advantage over the novice as if you extended his life...
Ctr 6.143 21 Landor said, I have suffered more from my
bad dancing than
from all the misfortunes and miseries of my life put together.
Ctr 6.148 7 ...the aesthetic value of railroads is to
unite the advantages of
town and country life...
Ctr 6.153 12 Life [in the city] is dragged down to a
fracas of pitiful cares
Ctr 6.153 15 You say the gods ought to respect a life
whose objects are
Ctr 6.156 19 The high advantage of university life is
often the mere
mechanical one, I may call it, of a separate chamber and fire...
Bhr 6.169 6 Life expresses.
Bhr 6.169 23 [Manners] form at last a rich varnish with
which the routine
of life is washed and its details adorned.
Bhr 6.170 6 ...in real life, Talma taught Napoleon the
arts of behavior.
Bhr 6.175 22 We had in Massachusetts an old statesman
who had sat all his
life in courts...without overcoming an extreme irritability of face,
Bhr 6.177 11 [Men] carry the liquor of life flowing up
and down in these
Bhr 6.178 4 The out-door life and hunting and labor
give equal vigor to the
Bhr 6.179 6 What inundation of life and thought is
discharged from one
soul into another, through [the eyes]!
Bhr 6.180 19 One comes away from a company in which, it
happen...no important remark has been addressed to him, and yet, if in
sympathy with the society, he shall not have a sense of this fact, such
stream of life has been flowing into him and out from him through the
Bhr 6.186 19 ...[some men]...walk through life with a
Bhr 6.191 24 Novels are the journal or record of
manners, and the new
importance of these books derives from the fact that the novelist
begins to... treat this part of life more worthily.
Bhr 6.192 16 The novels are as useful as Bibles if they
teach you the secret
that the best of life is conversation...
Bhr 6.197 5 An old man who added an elevating culture
to a large
experience of life, said to me, When you come into the room, I think I
study how to make humanity beautiful to you.
Wsp 6.206 12 Hengist had verament/ A daughter both fair
and gent,/ But
she was heathen Sarazine,/ And Vortigern for love fine/ Her took to
and to wife,/ And was cursed in all his life;/...
Wsp 6.210 22 It is believed by well-dressed
proprietors...that life is an
affair to put somewhat between the upper and lower mandibles.
Wsp 6.211 7 Kossuth fled hither across the ocean to try
if he could rouse
the New World to a sympathy with European liberty. Ay, says New York,
he made a handsome thing of it, enough to make him comfortable for
Wsp 6.216 2 What a day dawns when we have taken to
heart the doctrine
of faith! to prefer, as a better investment...the life to the year;...
Wsp 6.219 27 Those [natural] laws...push the same
geometry and chemistry
up into the invisible plane of social and rational life...
Wsp 6.224 6 A man cannot utter two or three sentences
to intelligent ears precisely where he stands in life and thought...
Wsp 6.226 17 ...the divine assessors who came up with
[a man] into life... walk with him, step for step...
Wsp 6.227 6 As men get on in life, they acquire a love
Wsp 6.230 4 How it comes to us in silent hours, that
truth is our only armor
in all passages of life and death!
Wsp 6.230 13 Why should I hasten to solve every riddle
which life offers
Wsp 6.230 20 Why should I give up my thought, because I
an objection to it? Consider only whether it remains in my life the
Wsp 6.231 18 The genius of life is friendly to the
Wsp 6.232 14 Life is hardly respectable...if it has no
generous, guaranteeing task...
Wsp 6.233 13 [A gentleman] found [William of Orange]
operation of his gunners, and...the king said, Do you not know, sir,
every moment you spend here is at the risk of your life?
Wsp 6.234 13 I recall some traits of a remarkable
person whose life and
discourse betrayed many inspirations of this [moral] sentiment.
Wsp 6.235 25 [Benedict said] I could not stoop to be a
they did who put their life into their fortune and their company.
Wsp 6.237 23 Honor him whose life is perpetual
Wsp 6.239 27 ...[men] suffer from politics...or from
sickness, and they
would gladly know that they were to be dismissed from the duties of
Wsp 6.240 14 ...the last lesson of life...is a
voluntary obedience, a
CbW 6.244 6 A day for toil, an hour for sport,/ But for
a friend is life too
CbW 6.245 2 ...life is rather a subject of wonder than
CbW 6.246 4 The judge...hopes he has done justice and
to the community; but is only an advocate after all. And so is all life
and unskilful spectator.
CbW 6.246 19 What we have...to say of life, is rather
CbW 6.246 25 We have a debt...to those who have put
life and fortune on
the cast of an act of justice;...
CbW 6.246 27 We have a debt...to those who have refined
life by elegant
CbW 6.247 15 I wish that life should not be cheap, but
CbW 6.247 22 Is all we have to do to draw the breath in
and blow it out
again? Porphyry's definition is better; Life is that which holds matter
CbW 6.258 17 ...the poisons are our principal
medicines, which kill the
disease and save the life.
CbW 6.260 14 ...the most meritorious public services
have always been
performed by persons in a condition of life removed from opulence.
CbW 6.261 7 A rich man was never insulted in his
CbW 6.261 27 Aesop, Saadi, Cervantes, Regnard...know
the realities of
CbW 6.262 14 In our life and culture everything is
worked up and comes in
CbW 6.262 22 Life is a boundless privilege...
CbW 6.263 3 If now in this connection of discourse we
should venture on
laying down the first obvious rules of life, I will not here repeat the
rule of economy...
CbW 6.263 9 ...sickness is a cannibal which eats up all
the life and youth it
can lay hold of...
CbW 6.265 23 A man should make life and nature happier
CbW 6.267 6 ...the high prize of life...is to be born
with a bias to some
pursuit which finds [a man] in employment and happiness...
CbW 6.269 6 ...[conversation] is a main function of
CbW 6.270 20 How to live with unfit companions?--for
with such, life is
for the most part spent;...
CbW 6.272 3 ...if one comes who can...show [men]...what
gifts they have... he wakes in them the feeling of worth... ... 'T is
wonderful the effect on the
company. They are not the men they were. ... There is no book and no
pleasure in life comparable to it.
CbW 6.272 20 Our chief want in life is somebody who
shall make us do
what we can.
CbW 6.273 10 Neither is life long enough for
CbW 6.273 20 ...we do not provide for the greatest good
CbW 6.275 1 ...life would be twice or ten times life if
spent with wise and
CbW 6.275 2 ...life would be twice or ten times life if
spent with wise and
CbW 6.275 14 Do not make life hard to any.
CbW 6.275 16 Do not make life hard to any. This point
is acquiring new
importance in American social life.
CbW 6.276 16 Life brings to each his task...
CbW 6.277 2 Wherever there is failure, there is...some
step omitted, which
nature never pardons. The happy conditions of life may be had on the
CbW 6.277 6 How respectable the life that clings to its
CbW 6.277 8 ...your theories and plans of life are fair
and commendable:-- but will you stick?
CbW 6.278 19 The secret of culture is to learn that a
few great points
steadily reappear, alike in the poverty of the obscurest farm and in
miscellany of metropolitan life...
Bty 6.282 17 Alchemy, which sought...to prolong
life...that was in the right
Bty 6.287 6 ...the varied power in all that well-known
company that escort
us through life,--we know how these forms thrill, paralyze, provoke,
and enlarge us.
Bty 6.289 5 ...as fast as [a man] sees beauty, life
acquires a very high value.
Bty 6.292 4 Nothing interests us which is stark or
bounded, but only what
streams with life...
Bty 6.297 3 ...the citizens of her native city of
Toulouse obtained the aid of
the civil authorities to compel [Pauline de Viguier] to appear publicly
the balcony at least twice a week, and as often as she showed herself,
crowd was dangerous to life.
Bty 6.304 23 There are no days in life so memorable as
vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
Ill 6.311 18 Life is an ecstasy.
Ill 6.311 18 Life is sweet as nitrous oxide;...
Ill 6.312 14 In the life of the dreariest alderman,
fancy enters into all
Ill 6.312 25 ...the din of life is never hushed.
Ill 6.313 11 I find men victims of illusion in all
parts of life.
Ill 6.313 18 Life is a succession of lessons which must
be lived to be
Ill 6.315 17 [The boys'] young life is thatched with
Ill 6.316 24 I, who have all my life heard any number
of orations and
debates...am still the victim of any new page;...
Ill 6.318 14 Life will show you masks that are worth
all your carnivals.
Ill 6.321 23 From day to day the capital facts of human
life are hidden from
Ill 6.322 6 If life seem a succession of dreams, yet
poetic justice is done in
Ill 6.322 16 Like sick men in hospitals, we change only
from bed to bed, from one folly to another; and it cannot signify much
what becomes of
such...wailing, stupid, comatose creatures, lifted from bed to bed,
nothing of life to the nothing of death.
Ill 6.323 23 Riches and poverty are a thick or thin
costume; and our life--
the life of all of us--identical.
Ill 6.324 21 The intellect is stimulated by the
statement of truth in a trope, and the will by clothing the laws of
life in illusions.
Ill 6.324 24 In a crowded life of many parts and
elements offer the same choices to each new comer...
SS 7.1 21 ...[Seyd] shared the life of the element,/
The tie of blood and
home was rent/...
SS 7.9 23 Such is the tragic necessity which strict
science finds underneath
our domestic and neighborly life, irresistibly driving each adult soul
whips into the desert...
Civ 7.17 4 We praise the guide, we praise the forest
Civ 7.32 9 ...when I look over this constellation of
cities which animate and
illustrate the land, and see how little the government has to do with
daily life...I see what cubic values America has...
Civ 7.33 8 ...in Judaea, the advent of Jesus, and, in
modern Christendom, of
the realists Huss, Savonarola and Luther,--are casual facts
the rule of life.
Civ 7.33 15 These arts [of invention] add a comfort and
house and street life;...
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
Civ 7.34 8 ...if there be...a country...where the arts,
such as they have, are
all imported, having no indigenous life;...that country is...not civil,
Art2 7.37 1 All departments of life at the present
day...seem to feel...the
identity of their law.
Art2 7.42 8 Beneath a necessity thus almighty, what is
artificial in man's
life seems insignificant.
Elo1 7.59 14 For whom the Muses smile upon,/ .../ In
his every syllable/
Lurketh nature veritable;/ .../ The forest waves, the morning breaks,/
pastures sleep, ripple the lakes,/ Leaves twinkle, flowers like persons
And life pulsates in rock or tree./
Elo1 7.61 3 ...probably every man is eloquent once in
Elo1 7.70 19 Scheherezade tells these stories [in the
Arabian Nights] to
save her life...
Elo1 7.79 18 ...there are men of the most peaceful way
of life and peaceful
principle, who are felt wherever they go...
Elo1 7.86 20 ...it is the certainty with which...the
truth stares us in the face... a piece of the well-known human
life,--that makes the interest of a court-room
to the intelligent spectator.
Elo1 7.95 10 Some of [the eloquent men] were writers,
like Burke; but
most of them were not, and no record at all adequate to their fame
remains. Besides, what is best is lost,--the fiery life of the moment.
DL 7.105 21 [The boy] walks daily among wonders...the
new knowledge is
taken up into the life of to-day and becomes the means of more.
DL 7.105 26 ...the rain, the ice, the frost, make
epochs in [the child's] life.
DL 7.106 11 [The child's] imaginative life dresses all
things in their best.
DL 7.107 15 If a man wishes to acquaint himself...with
the spirit of the age, he must not go first to the state-house or the
court-room. The subtle spirit of
life must be sought in facts nearer.
DL 7.108 11 It is easier...to criticise [a territory's]
polity, books, art, than to
come to the persons and dwellings of men and read their...their hope in
their way of life.
DL 7.108 25 The history of your fortunes is written
first in your life.
DL 7.118 3 The diet of the house does not create its
order, but knowledge, character, action, absorb so much life and yield
so much entertainment that
the refectory has ceased to be so curiously studied.
DL 7.121 17 The angels that dwell with [the eager,
blushing boys] and are
weaving laurels of life for their youthful brows, are Toil and Want...
DL 7.121 21 In many parts of true economy a cheering
lesson may be
learned from the mode of life and manners of the later Romans...
DL 7.122 27 The vice of government, the vice of
education, the vice of
religion, is one with that of private life.
DL 7.123 24 [Every man] observes the swiftness with
DL 7.124 1 To each occurs, soon after the age of
puberty, some event or
society or way of living, which becomes the crisis of life...
DL 7.124 5 ...it is pitiful to date and measure all the
facts and sequel of an
unfolding life from such a youthful and generally inconsiderate period
the age of courtship and marriage.
DL 7.125 11 It is a life of toys and trinkets.
DL 7.125 25 ...we hold fast, all our lives long, a
faith in a better life...
DL 7.126 6 ...Certainly this was not the intention of
Nature, to produce...so
cheap and humble a result. The aspirations in the heart after the good
true teach us better,--nay, the men themselves suggest a better life.
DL 7.127 21 Whilst thus Nature and the hints we draw
from man suggest a
true and lofty life...especially we learn the same lesson from those
relations to individual men which the heart is always prompting us to
DL 7.128 14 There is no event greater in life than the
appearance of new
persons about our hearth...
DL 7.129 16 ...he will have learned the lesson of life
who is skilful in the
ethics of friendship.
DL 7.129 23 Whatever brings the dweller into a finer
life...may well find
place [in the household].
DL 7.133 19 He who shall bravely and gracefully...show
men how to lead a
clean, handsome and heroic life amid the beggarly elements of our
and villages;...will restore the life of man to splendor...
DL 7.133 23 ...whoso shall teach me how to eat my meat
and take my
repose and deal with men, without any shame following, will restore the
life of man to splendor...
Farm 7.138 11 Poisoned by town life and town vices, the
sufferer resolves: Well, my children...shall go back to the land...
Farm 7.141 2 The men in cities who are the centres of
women of beauty and genius, are the children or grandchildren of
farmers, and are spending the energies which their fathers' hardy,
accumulated in frosty furrows...
WD 7.158 11 ...we pity our fathers for dying
spectroscope arrived, as cheated out of half their human estate. These
open great gates of a future, promising...to lift human life out of its
to a godlike ease and power.
WD 7.158 17 ...so many inventions have been added that
life seems almost
made over new;...
WD 7.161 9 What shall we say of the ocean
performance astonished mankind as if the intellect were...shooting the
thrills of life and thought through the unwilling brain?
WD 7.163 19 [Man] sees the skull of the English race
changing from its
Saxon type under the exigencies of American life.
WD 7.164 19 A man builds a fine house; and now he
has...a task for life...
WD 7.167 18 [Hesiod's Works and Days] is full of
economies for Grecian
WD 7.169 2 Cannot memory still descry the old
school-house and its
porch...and do you not recall that life was then calendared by
WD 7.172 14 ...what a force of illusion begins life
with us and attends us to
WD 7.172 21 The Hindoos represent Maia, the illusory
energy of Vishnu, as one of his principal attributes. As if, in this
gale of warring elements
which life is, it was necessary to bind souls to human life as mariners
tempest lash themselves to the mast and bulwarks of a ship...
WD 7.172 22 The Hindoos represent Maia, the illusory
energy of Vishnu, as one of his principal attributes. As if, in this
gale of warring elements
which life is, it was necessary to bind souls to human life as mariners
tempest lash themselves to the mast and bulwarks of a ship...
WD 7.176 16 In the Christian graces, humility stands
highest of all, in the
form of the Madonna; and in life, this is the secret of the wise.
WD 7.176 21 In daily life, what distinguishes the
master is the using of
those materials he has...
WD 7.178 18 We ask for long life, but 't is deep life,
or grand moments, that signify.
WD 7.178 20 Life is unnecessarily long.
WD 7.178 23 Life culminates and concentrates;...
WD 7.179 1 I am of the opinion of the poet Wordsworth,
that there is no
real happiness in this life but in intellect and virtue.
WD 7.179 6 I am of the opinion of Glauco, who said, The
measure of life, O Socrates, is, with the wise, the speaking and
hearing such discourses as
WD 7.180 14 ...life is good only when it is magical and
WD 7.181 8 The savages in the islands...delight to play
with the surf, coming in on the top of the rollers, then swimming out
again, and repeat the
delicious manoeuvre for hours. Well, human life is made up of such
WD 7.181 20 Fill my hour, ye gods, so that I shall not
say, whilst I have
done this, Behold, also, an hour of my life is gone,--but rather, I
WD 7.183 8 ...all [Newton's] life was simple, wise and
WD 7.183 22 ...the least acceleration of thought and
the least increase of
power of thought, make life to seem and to be of vast duration.
Boks 7.190 4 ...there are books which are of that
importance in a man's
private experience as to verify for him the fables...of the old Orpheus
Thrace,--books which take rank in our life with parents and lovers and
Boks 7.191 1 Go with mean people and you think life is
Boks 7.193 15 It is easy to count...the number of years
which human life in
favorable circumstances allows to reading;...
Boks 7.214 16 ...how far off from life and manners and
motives the novel
Boks 7.214 17 Life lies about us dumb;...
Boks 7.214 19 These stories [novels] are to the plots
of real life what the
figures in La Belle Assemblee...are to portraits.
Boks 7.219 17 [The communications of the sacred
characters translatable into every tongue and form of life.
Boks 7.220 14 In comparing the number of good books
with the shortness
of life, many might well be read by proxy, if we had good proxies;...
Clbs 7.225 5 The flame of life burns too fast in pure
Clbs 7.225 20 ...every healthy and efficient mind
passes a large part of life
in the company most easy to him.
Clbs 7.228 12 I prize the mechanics of conversation. 'T
is pulley and lever
and screw. To fairly disengage the mass, and send it jingling down, a
boulder,--a block of quartz and gold, to be worked up at leisure in the
useful arts of life,--is a wonderful relief.
Clbs 7.235 22 The life of Socrates is a propounding and
a solution of these [conundrums].
Clbs 7.236 3 Jesus spent his life in discoursing with
humble people on life
Clbs 7.236 4 Jesus spent his life in discoursing with
humble people on life
Clbs 7.236 8 Jesus spent his life in discoursing with
humble people...and at
least silencing those who were not generous enough to accept his
thoughts. Luther spent his life so;...
Clbs 7.237 15 In the Norse legends, The gods of
Valhalla when they meet
the Jotuns, converse on the perilous terms that he who cannot answer
other's questions forfeits his own life.
Clbs 7.245 25 The poet Marvell was wont to say that he
would not drink
wine with any one with whom he could not trust his life.
Cour 7.253 13 ...when [men] see [the preference to the
general good] proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life
itself, there is no limit
to their admiration.
Cour 7.256 7 ...any man who puts his life in peril in a
cause which is
esteemed becomes the darling of all men.
Cour 7.257 8 ...man begins life helpless.
Cour 7.257 12 ...mothers say the salvation of the life
and health of a young
child is a perpetual miracle.
Cour 7.267 10 Of [Charles XII, of Sweden] we may say
that he led a life
more remote from death, and in fact lived more, than any other man.
Cour 7.275 22 In the most private life, difficult duty
is never far off.
Cour 7.276 20 He has not learned the lesson of life who
does not every day
surmount a fear.
Cour 7.277 17 I am permitted to enrich my chapter by
adding an anecdote
of pure courage from real life...
Suc 7.289 19 I could point to men in this country, of
importance to the carrying on of American life, of this [egotistical]
humor, whom we could ill spare;...
Suc 7.290 23 We countenance each other in this life of
Suc 7.292 22 ...because we cannot shake off from our
shoes this dust of
Europe and Asia...life is theatrical and literature a quotation;...
Suc 7.295 19 ...talent confines, but the central life
puts us in relation to all.
Suc 7.297 5 Is all life a surface affair?
Suc 7.297 23 'T is the bane of life that natural
effects are continually
Suc 7.299 14 Is the old church which gave you the first
lessons of religious
life...only boards or brick and mortar?
Suc 7.300 13 ...life is made up, not of knowledge only,
but of love also.
Suc 7.300 17 The hues of sunset make life great;...
Suc 7.306 2 That is the great happiness of life,--to
add to our high
Suc 7.308 4 Your theory is unimportant; but what new
stock you can add to
humanity, or how high you can carry life?
Suc 7.308 5 A man is a man only as he makes life and
nature happier to us.
Suc 7.311 8 There is an external life...
Suc 7.311 15 ...the inner life sits at home...
OA 7.315 24 [Josiah Quincy's] speech led me to look
over at home... Cicero's famous essay [De Senectute]...happiest perhaps
in his praise of life
on the farm;...
OA 7.316 3 [Josiah Quincy's] speech led me to look over
s famous essay [De Senectute]...rising at the conclusion to a lofty
strain. But he does not exhaust the subject; rather invites the attempt
to add traits
to the picture from our broader modern life.
OA 7.318 3 Saadi found in a mosque at Damascus an old
Persian of a
hundred and fifty years, who was dying, and was saying to himself, I
said, coming into the world by birth, I will enjoy myself for a few
moments. Alas! at the variegated table of life, I partook of a few
mouthfuls, and the
Fates said, Enough!
OA 7.320 17 Life is well enough...
OA 7.320 25 Life and art are cumulative;...
OA 7.321 14 The cynical creed or lampoon of the market
is refuted by the
universal prayer for long life...
OA 7.321 26 ...if the life be true and noble, we have
quite another sort of
seniors than the frowzy, timorous, peevish dotards who are falsely
OA 7.323 11 ...the chief evil of life is taken away in
removing the grounds
OA 7.324 3 All men carry seeds of all distempers
through life latent...
OA 7.331 22 It must be believed that there is a
proportion between the
designs of a man and the length of his life...
OA 7.332 6 I have lately found in an old note-book a
record of a visit to ex-President
John Adams, in 1825, soon after the election of his son to the
Presidency. It is but a sketch...but it reports a moment in the life of
OA 7.332 23 [John Adams said] I have lived now nearly a
century (he was
ninety in the following October); a long, harassed and distracted life.
OA 7.335 20 When life has been well spent, age is a
loss of what it can
OA 7.336 8 ...the inference from the working of
intellect...at the end of life
just ready to be born,--affirms the inspirations of affection and of
PI 8.3 21 ...the universe...is the house of health and
PI 8.9 9 ...[the student] observes that all things in
mysterious relation to his thoughts and his life;...
PI 8.9 19 The world is an immense picture-book of every
passage in human
PI 8.10 11 [Science] assumed to explain a reptile or
mollusk, and isolated
it,--which is hunting for life in graveyards.
PI 8.15 15 ...it is the use of life to learn metonymy.
PI 8.15 27 The impressions on the imagination make the
great days of life...
PI 8.17 6 Poetry is the perpetual endeavor...to pass
the brute body and
search the life and reason which causes it to exist;...
PI 8.17 17 The poet squanders on the hour an amount of
life that would
more than furnish the seventy years of the man that stands next him.
PI 8.18 12 ...what is life? what is force? Push [the
savans] hard and they
will not be loquacious.
PI 8.28 25 Fancy relates to surface, in which a great
part of life lies.
PI 8.35 3 American life storms about us daily, and is
slow to find a tongue.
PI 8.36 15 [The poet] is very well convinced that the
great moments of life
are those in which his own house, his own body...have been illuminated
into prophets and teachers.
PI 8.38 16 ...Milton, Hafiz, Ossian, the Welsh
Bards;--these all deal with
Nature and history as means and symbols, and not as ends. With such
guides [men] begin to see that...the mean life is pictures.
PI 8.43 19 ...a being whom we have called into life by
magic arts, as soon
as it has received existence acts independently of the master's
PI 8.48 21 ...the people liked an overpowering jewsharp
tune. Later they
like to transfer that rhyme to life...
PI 8.55 7 There's naught in this life sweet,/ If men
were wise to see 't,/ But
PI 8.64 11 Bring us...poetry which, like the verses
inscribed on Balder's
columns in Breidablik, is capable of restoring the dead to life;...
PI 8.65 16 Literature warps away from life...
PI 8.67 16 Do you think Burns has had no influence on
the life of men and
women in Scotland...
PI 8.68 1 We must...ask...whether we shall find our
tragedy written in [Hamlet's],--our hopes, wants, pains, disgraces,
described to the life...
PI 8.68 18 In proportion as a man's life comes into
union with truth, his
thoughts approach to a parallelism with the currents of natural laws...
PI 8.68 25 By successive states of mind all the facts
of Nature are for the
first time interpreted. In proportion as [a man's] life departs from
simplicity, he uses circumlocution...
PI 8.69 25 It is not style or rhymes, or a new image
more or less that
imports, but...that life should not be mean;...
PI 8.69 26 It is not style or rhymes, or a new image
more or less that
imports, but...that life should be an image in every part beautiful;...
PI 8.70 3 ...when life is true to the poles of Nature,
the streams of truth will
roll through us in song.
PI 8.73 16 [Poets] are, in our experience, men of every
degree of skill,-- some of them only once or twice receivers of an
inspiration, and presently
falling back on a low life.
PI 8.73 25 In the mire of the sensual life, [poets']
religion, their poets...are
hosts of ideals...
PI 8.75 2 The grandeur of our life exists in spite of
PI 8.75 6 ...the involuntary part of [men's] life is so
much as to fill the
PI 8.75 9 Sooner or later that which is now life shall
SA 8.83 5 We think a man unable and desponding. It is
only that he is
misplaced. Put him with new companions, and they will find in him...the
joy of life.
SA 8.83 10 When a man meets his accurate mate, society
begins, and life is
SA 8.84 20 As long as men are born babes they will live
on credit for the
first fourteen or eighteen years of their life.
SA 8.85 18 Life is not so short but that there is
always time enough for
SA 8.89 8 Welfare requires one or two companions of
and grace, to wear out life with...
SA 8.89 21 A few times in my life it has happened to me
to meet persons of
so good a nature and so good breeding that every topic was open...
SA 8.90 2 ...to the company I am now considering, were
no terrors, no
vulgarity. All topics were broached,--life, love, marriage...
SA 8.90 7 The life of these persons was conducted in
the same calm and
affirmative manner as their discourse.
SA 8.90 9 The life of these persons was conducted in
the same calm and
affirmative manner as their discourse. Life with them was an experiment
SA 8.90 19 ...the incomparable satisfaction of a
society...in which a wise
freedom, an ideal republic of sense, simplicity, knowledge and thorough
good meaning abide,--doubles the value of life.
SA 8.92 10 Our chief want in life,--is it not somebody
who can make us do
what we can?
SA 8.99 20 Manners first, then conversation. Later, we
see that as life was
not in manners, so it is not in talk.
SA 8.101 3 Every human society wants to be officered by
a best class, who
shall be masters instructed in all the great arts of life;...
SA 8.104 22 The consolation and happy moment of
SA 8.105 7 No matter what the object is, so it be good,
this flame of desire
makes life sweet and tolerable.
SA 8.106 15 Would we codify the laws that should reign
in households, and
whose daily transgression...degrades our household life, we must learn
adorn every day with sacrifices.
SA 8.107 15 ...I believe...that intelligence, manly
education, virtuous life and elegant manners have been and are found
Elo2 8.114 22 For the time, [the orator's] exceeding
life throws all other
gifts into shade...
Elo2 8.115 5 ...in contrast with the efficiency [the
orator] suggests, our
actual life and society appears a dormitory.
Elo2 8.119 16 What is peculiar in [eloquence] is a
certain creative heat, which a man attains to perhaps only once in his
Elo2 8.123 25 At no hour of your life will the love of
letters ever oppress
you as a burden...
Elo2 8.124 1 In the vain and foolish exultation of the
heart, which the
brighter prospects of life will sometimes excite, the pensive portress
Science shall call you to the sober pleasures of her holy cell.
Elo2 8.126 3 Dr. Johnson said, There is in every
nation...a certain mode of
phraseology so consonant to the analogy and principles of its
language as to remain settled and unaltered. This style is to be sought
common intercourse of life among those who speak only to be
Elo2 8.129 18 ...said [Lord Ashley], if I, who had no
personal concern in
the question, was so overpowered with my own apprehensions that I could
not find words to express myself, what must be the case of one whose
depended on his own abilities to defend it?
Res 8.138 5 A philosophy...which says 't is all of no
use, life is eating us
Res 8.138 15 ...if you tell me that there is always
life for the living;...I am
Res 8.139 1 I like the sentiment of the poor woman who,
first time to the seashore...said she was glad for once in her life to
something which there was enough of.
Res 8.141 14 Life is always rapid here [in America]...
Res 8.151 8 [Taste] should be extended to gardens and
grounds, and mainly
one thing should be illustrated: that life in the country wants all
things on a
Comc 8.160 1 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 11 [The disparity between the rule and the
fact] is the radical
joke of life...
Comc 8.164 4 In all the parts of life, the occasion of
laughter is some
seeming, some keeping of the word to the ear and eye, whilst it is
Comc 8.169 17 The multiplication of artificial wants
and expenses in
civilized life, and the exaggeration of all trifling forms, present
occasions for this discrepancy [between the man and his appearance] to
Comc 8.170 19 ...in the instance of cowardice or fear
of any sort, from the
loss of life to the loss of spoons, the majesty of man is violated.
Comc 8.174 9 When Carlini was convulsing Naples with
laughter, a patient
waited on a physician in that city, to obtain some remedy for excessive
melancholy, which was rapidly consuming his life.
QO 8.177 6 Whoever looks...at flies, aphides, gnats and
parasites...must have remarked the extreme content they take in
suction, which constitutes the main business of their life.
QO 8.177 16 In every man's memory, with the hours when
are usually associated certain books which met his views.
QO 8.188 2 Is...all art Chinese imitation? our life a
QO 8.191 24 When Shakspeare is charged with debts to
his authors, Landor
replies...He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life.
QO 8.192 20 In so far as the receiver's aim is on life,
and not on literature, will be his indifference to the source.
QO 8.193 22 Every word in the language has once been
used happily. The
ear, caught by that felicity, retains it, and it is used again and
again, as if the
charm belonged to the word and not to the life of thought which so
QO 8.203 8 The earliest describers of savage
life...have a charm of truth...
QO 8.203 14 Landsmen and sailors freshly come from the
countries, and with...no sentimentality yet about wild life, healthily
and report what they saw...
QO 8.203 27 Only as braveries of too prodigal power can
we pardon it, when the life of genius is so redundant that out of
petulance it flings its fire
into some old mummy, and, lo! it walks and blushes again here in the
QO 8.204 17 The divine gift is ever the instant life...
PC 8.208 3 The temper of our people delights in this
whirl of life.
PC 8.208 10 All this activity has added to the value of
life [in America]...
PC 8.209 3 The war gave us the abolition of slavery,
the success...of the
Freedmen's Bureau. Add to these the new scope of social science;...the
insurance of life and limb;...
PPo 8.237 24 Oriental life and society...stand in
violent contrast with the
multitudinous detail...of the Western nations.
PPo 8.238 4 Life in the East is fierce, short,
hazardous, and in extremes.
PPo 8.238 11 All or nothing is the genius of Oriental
PPo 8.238 18 ...life [in the East] hangs on the
contingency of a skin of
water more or less.
PPo 8.238 24 The temperament of the people [in the
East] agrees with this
life in extremes.
PPo 8.239 6 The favor of the climate, making
subsistence easy and
encouraging an outdoor life, allows to the Eastern nations a highly
PPo 8.242 22 These legends [of Persian kings], with
Chiser, the fountain of
life, Tuba, the tree of life;...make the staple imagery of Persian
PPo 8.243 7 Gnomic verses, rules of life conveyed in a
always current in the East;...
PPo 8.245 18 On every side is an ambush laid by the
circumstance; hence it is that the horseman of life urges on his
PPo 8.246 11 Harems and wine-shops only give [Hafiz] a
new ground of
observation, whence to draw sometimes a deeper moral than regulated
sober life affords...
PPo 8.247 22 ...quick perception and corresponding
constitution...which is equal to the needs of life...this generosity of
Insp 8.272 26 I think [a thought] comes to some men but
once in their life...
Insp 8.273 13 ...this quick ebb of power,-as if life
were a thunder-storm
wherein you can see by a flash the horizon, and then cannot see your
Insp 8.274 9 ...where is the Franklin with kite or rod
for this fluid [inspiration]?-a Franklin who can draw off electricity
from Jove himself, and convey it into the arts of life...
Insp 8.274 10 ...where is...a Franklin who can draw off
Jove himself, and convey it into the arts of life, inspire
them from the life of trifles and gain and comfort...
Insp 8.274 23 Plato...notes that the perception is only
accomplished by long
familiarity with the objects of intellect, and a life according to the
Insp 8.279 15 We might say of these memorable moments
of life that we
were in them, not they in us.
Insp 8.280 1 The Arabs say that Allah does not count
from life the days
spent in the chase...
Insp 8.280 11 Life is in short cycles or periods;...
Insp 8.280 15 A man is spent by his work, starved,
prostrate; he will not lift
his hand to save his life;...
Insp 8.283 8 ...[In The Harbingers, Herbert]...consoles
himself that his own
faith and the divine life in him remain to him unchanged, unharmed.
Insp 8.286 26 If a new view of life or mind gives us
joy, so does new
Grts 8.316 15 ...in the lives of soldiers, sailors and
men of large adventure, many of the stays and guards of our household
life are wanting...
Grts 8.319 13 Life is made of illusions...
Imtl 8.323 4 ...one of [King Edwin's] nobles said to
him: The present life
of man, O king, compared with that space of time beyond...reminds me of
one of your winter feasts...
Imtl 8.323 19 Whilst [the sparrow] stays in our
mansion, it feels not the
winter storm; but when this short moment of happiness has been enjoyed,
is forced again into the same dreary tempest from which it had escaped,
we behold it no more. Such is the life of man...
Imtl 8.324 2 In the first records of a nation in any
degree thoughtful and
cultivated, some belief in the life beyond life would...be suggested.
Imtl 8.324 3 In the first records of a nation in any
degree thoughtful and
cultivated, some belief in the life beyond life would...be suggested.
Imtl 8.324 20 There never was a time when the doctrine
of a future life was
Imtl 8.324 24 ...among rude men moral judgments were
under the forms of dogs and whips, or of an easier and more plentiful
Imtl 8.324 25 ...as the savage could not detach in his
mind the life of the
soul from the body, he took great care for his body.
Imtl 8.324 27 ...the whole life of man in the first
ages was ponderously
determined on death;...
Imtl 8.325 14 [The Greek] loved life and delighted in
Imtl 8.328 21 Don't waste life in doubts and fears;...
Imtl 8.329 18 I think all sound minds rest on a certain
conviction, namely, that if it be best that conscious personal life
continue, it will continue; if not best, then it will not;...
Imtl 8.329 26 A friend of Michel Angelo saying to him
that his constant
labor for art must make him think of death with regret,-By no means, he
said; for if life be a pleasure, yet since death also is sent by the
hand of the
same Master, neither should that displease us.
Imtl 8.330 17 I was lately told of young children who
feel a certain terror at
the assurance of life without end.
Imtl 8.330 26 The healthy state of mind is the love of
Imtl 8.331 2 ...what is called great and powerful
life...is prone to develop
narrow and special talent;...
Imtl 8.332 19 ...though men of good minds, [the two
friends] were both
pretty strong materialists in their daily aims and way of life.
Imtl 8.332 25 Where there is depravity there is a
slaughter-house style of
thinking. One argument of future life is the recoil of the mind in such
Imtl 8.336 3 ...what are these delights in the vast and
permanent and strong, but approximations and resemblances of what is
entire and sufficing, creative and self-sustaining life?
Imtl 8.337 9 If there is the desire to live, and in
larger sphere, with more
knowledge and power, it is because life and knowledge and power are
Imtl 8.337 11 The love of life is out of all proportion
to the value set on a
Imtl 8.338 20 As a hint of endless being, we may rank
that novelty which
perpetually attends life.
Imtl 8.338 26 ...it is the nature of intelligent beings
to be forever new to life.
Imtl 8.339 5 Franklin said, Life is rather a state of
embryo, a preparation
Imtl 8.339 6 Franklin said, Life is rather a state of
embryo, a preparation
Imtl 8.340 5 I know not whence we draw the assurance of
prolonged life... by so many claims as from our intellectual history.
Imtl 8.340 6 I know not whence we draw the
assurance...of a life which
shoots the gulf we call death...by so many claims as from our
Imtl 8.341 21 Art is long, says the thinker, and life
Imtl 8.343 13 [The moral sentiment] risks or ruins
property, health, life
itself, without hesitation, for its thought...
Imtl 8.345 7 ...we live by choice;...by the vivacity of
the laws which we
obey, and obeying share their life...
Imtl 8.345 8 ...we live by choice;...by the vivacity of
the laws which we
obey, and obeying share their life,-or we die by sloth, by
losing hold of life...
Imtl 8.347 11 He has [immortality], and he alone, who
gives life to all
names, persons, things, where he comes.
Imtl 8.347 16 Future state is an illusion for the
ever-present state. It is not
length of life, but depth of life.
Imtl 8.350 15 Yama said [to Nachiketas]...choose the
wide expanded earth, and live thyself as many years as thou listeth. if
thou knowest a boon like
this, choose it, together with wealth and far-extending life.
Dem1 10.8 13 Wise and sometimes terrible hints shall in
thrown to the man out of a quite unknown intelligence. He shall be
two or three times in his life by the justice as well as the
significance of this
Dem1 10.9 23 Goethe said: These whimsical pictures
have an analogy with our whole life and fate.
Dem1 10.11 9 All life, all creation, is telltale and
Dem1 10.12 12 One moment of a man's life is a fact so
stupendous as to
take the lustre out of all fiction.
Dem1 10.15 5 ...[Masollam] replied...Why are you so
foolish as to take care
of this unfortunate bird? How could this fowl give us any wise
respecting our journey, when he could not save his own life?
Dem1 10.18 13 ...this demonic element appears most
fruitful when it shows
itself as the determining characteristic in an individual. In the
course of my
life I have been able to observe several such...
Dem1 10.20 12 The Ego partial makes the dream; the Ego
interpretation. Life is also a dream on the same terms.
Dem1 10.25 25 Mesmerism is high life below stairs;...
Dem1 10.27 26 [Man] is sure...the circumambient soul
which flows into
him as into all, and is his life, has not been searched.
Aris 10.37 9 ...[the common man's] whole life is a
Aris 10.37 20 ...we dislike every mark of a superficial
life and action...
Aris 10.37 21 ...we...prize whatever mark of a central
Aris 10.38 18 ...we wish to see those to whom existence
is most adorned
and attractive...ready to answer for their actions with their life.
Aris 10.43 21 In a thousand cups of life, only one is
the right mixture...
Aris 10.48 7 I told the Duke of Newcastle, says Bubb
Dodington in his
Memoirs, that...I was determined to make some sort of a figure in
Aris 10.49 5 Time was, in England, when the state
what price should be paid for each citizen's life, if he was killed.
Aris 10.55 19 If you deal with the vulgar, life is
reduced to beggary indeed.
Aris 10.56 12 Of course a man is a poor bag of bones.
There is no gracious
interval, not an inch allowed. Bone rubs against bone. Life is thus a
Aris 10.59 25 The youth, having got through the first
thickets that oppose
his entrance into life...is left to himself...
Aris 10.65 6 ...for the day that now is, a man of
generous spirit...will use a
high prudence in the conduct of life to guard himself from being
on many things.
Aris 10.66 6 ...the American who would serve his
country must...revisit the
margin of that well from which his fathers drew waters of life and
PerF 10.69 14 Art is long, and life short...
PerF 10.72 4 When life is less here, it spawns there.
PerF 10.77 2 Our stock in life, our real estate, is
that amount of thought
which we have had...
PerF 10.81 15 See in a circle of school-girls one
vivacity,-but she can so recite her adventures that she is never alone,
at night or at morning wherever she sits the inevitable circle gathers
her, willing prisoners of that wonderful memory and fancy and spirit of
PerF 10.81 21 See how rich life is; rich in private
PerF 10.87 6 Fear disenchants life and the world.
PerF 10.87 14 ...the most quiet and protected life is
at any moment exposed
to incidents which test your firmness.
PerF 10.87 17 The illusion that strikes me as the
masterpiece in that ring of
illusions which our life is, is the timidity with which we assert our
Chr2 10.91 24 [The man] has his life in Nature...
Chr2 10.94 9 On the perpetual conflict between the
dictate of this universal
mind and the wishes and interests of the individual, the moral
life is built.
Chr2 10.96 9 ...there is no man who will bargain to
sell his life, say at the
end of a year, for a million or ten millions of gold dollars in hand...
Chr2 10.96 13 ...there is...many a man who does not
hesitate to lay down
his life for the sake of a truth...
Chr2 10.101 16 A chief event of life is the day in
which we have
encountered a mind that startled us by its large scope.
Chr2 10.102 4 The world would run into endless routine,
and forms incrust
forms, till the life was gone.
Chr2 10.102 5 ...the perpetual supply of new genius
shocks us with thrills
Chr2 10.110 8 One service which this age has rendered
is, to make the life
and wisdom of every past man accessible and available to all.
Chr2 10.120 3 [Character] carries a superiority to all
the accidents of life.
Chr2 10.121 23 ...Henry James affirms, that to give the
in life its hard-earned but eternal supremacy over the masculine has
the secret inspiration of all past history.
Chr2 10.122 14 [Character]...does not ask, in the
absoluteness of its trust, even for the assurance of continued life.
Edc1 10.123 4 With the key of the secret he marches
faster/ From strength
to strength, and for night brings day,/ While classes or tribes too
master/ The flowing conditions of life, give way./
Edc1 10.128 13 The household is a school of power.
Here, within the door, learn the tragi-comedy of human life.
Edc1 10.129 6 How [the desire of power] sharpens the
stores the memory with facts. Thus a man may well spend many years of
life in trade.
Edc1 10.131 16 In some sort the end of life is that the
man should take up
the universe into himself...
Edc1 10.132 15 We learn nothing rightly until we learn
character of life.
Edc1 10.132 25 We have our theory of life, our
religion, our philosophy;...
Edc1 10.133 9 If I have renounced the search of
truth...I have died to all
use of these new events that are born out of prolific time into
life every hour.
Edc1 10.135 7 The great object of Education should be
the object of life.
Edc1 10.137 11 The charm of life is this variety of
Edc1 10.138 2 Cannot we let people...enjoy life in
their own way?
Edc1 10.140 1 How we envy in later life the happy
youths to whom their
boisterous games and rough exercise furnish the precise element which
frames and sets off their school and college tasks...
Edc1 10.142 9 The [solitary] man is, as it were, born
deaf and dumb, and
dedicated to a narrow and lonely life.
Edc1 10.144 25 This is the perpetual romance of new
life, the invasion of
God into the old dead world...
Edc1 10.151 15 Is it not manifest...that wise
men...heartily seeking the
good of mankind...should dare to arouse the young to a just and heroic
Edc1 10.154 13 ...the adoption of simple discipline and
the following of
nature, involves at once immense claims on the time, the thoughts, on
life of the teacher.
Edc1 10.155 4 ...the correction of this quack practice
is to import into
Education the wisdom of life.
Edc1 10.158 27 According to the depth from which you
draw your life, such is the depth not only of your strenuous effort,
but of your manners and
Supl 10.163 16 [Those who share the superlative
temerpament] go tearing, convulsed through life...
Supl 10.164 26 'T is very wearisome, this straining
talk, these experiences
all exquisite, intense and tremendous,-The best I ever saw; I never in
Supl 10.165 17 The books say, It made my hair stand on
end! Who, in our
municipal life, ever had such an experience?
Supl 10.166 16 I hear without sympathy the complaint of
young and ardent
persons that they find life no region of romance...
Supl 10.168 3 All our manner of life is on a secure and
Supl 10.175 23 Life could not be carried on except by
fidelity and good
SovE 10.183 7 ...each of the great departments of
Nature-chemistry, vegetation, the animal life-exhibits the same laws on
a different plane;...
SovE 10.185 12 ...presently...[the man down in Nature]
is aware that he
owes a higher allegiance to do and live as a good member of this
universe. In the measure in which he has this sense he...rises to the
SovE 10.186 5 ...in mature life the moral element
steadily rises in the
regard of all reasonable men.
SovE 10.187 22 In the court of law the judge sits over
the culprit, but in the
court of life in the same hour the judge also stands as culprit before
SovE 10.188 19 When we trace from the beginning, that
ferocity has uses; only so are the conditions of the then world met,
and these monsters are
the...diggers, pioneers and fertilizers...making better life possible.
SovE 10.193 15 Others may well suffer in the hideous
picture of crime with
which earth is filled and the life of society threatened...
SovE 10.193 25 ...[good men] have accepted the notion
of a mechanical
supervision of human life...
SovE 10.194 9 [Good men] do not see that particulars
are sacred to [God]... that these passages of daily life are his
SovE 10.198 10 Life is always rich...
SovE 10.198 25 ...it is...our negligence...of these
sentiments, that makes religion cold and life low.
SovE 10.200 26 You have perceived in the first fact of
your conscious life
here a miracle so astounding...as to exhaust wonder...
SovE 10.201 2 You have perceived in the first fact of
your conscious life
here a miracle so astounding,-a miracle comprehending all the universe
miracles to which your intelligent life gives you access,-as to exhaust
SovE 10.201 10 ...up comes a man with...a knotty
sentence from St. Paul, which he considers as the axe at the root of
your tree. You cannot bring
yourself to care for it. You say: Cut away; my tree is Ygdrasil-the
SovE 10.204 15 ...cordage and machinery never supply
the place of life.
SovE 10.208 18 The life of those once omnipotent
traditions was really not
in the legend...
SovE 10.210 23 ...is it quite impossible to believe
that men should be
drawn to each other by the simple respect which each man feels for
another...the respect he feels for one who thinks life is quite too
SovE 10.214 4 ...it seems as if whatever is most
affecting and sublime in
our intercourse, in our happiness, and in our losses, tended steadily
us to a life so extraordinary, and, one might say, superhuman.
Prch 10.216 2 The true preacher can be known by this,
that he deals out to
the people his life,-life passed through the fire of thought.
Prch 10.219 1 ...when we have extricated ourselves from
embarrassments of the social problem, the oracle does not yet emit any
on the mode of individual life.
Prch 10.220 25 ...the sober eye finds something ghastly
in this [religious] empiricism. At first, delighted with the triumph of
the intellect...we are
like...soldiers who rush to battle; but...when the enemy lies cold in
blood at our feet;...we would gladly recall the life that so offended
Prch 10.223 10 Every movement of religious opinion is
importance to politics and social life;...
Prch 10.225 8 The lessons of the moral sentiment
from that anxiety which takes the joy out of all life.
Prch 10.225 14 [The moral sentiment] is a commandment
at every moment
and in every condition of life to do the duty of that moment...
Prch 10.228 9 An era in human history is the life of
Prch 10.232 12 ...these [day's events] are fair tests
to try our doctrines by, and see if they are worth anything in life.
Prch 10.235 15 The inevitable course of remark for us,
when we meet each
other for meditation on life and duty, is...simply the celebration of
power and beneficence amid which and by which we live...
Prch 10.236 18 The calmest and most protected life
cannot save us.
Prch 10.236 20 We want some intercalated days, to
bethink us and to
derive order to our life from the heart.
Prch 10.237 21 ...when we...come into the house of
thought and worship, we come with the purpose...to see that life has no
caprice or fortune...
MoL 10.241 19 ...[the scholar] has drawn the white lot
MoL 10.245 14 Our industrial skill, arts ministering to
luxury, have made life expensive...
MoL 10.252 27 The exertions of this force [intellect]
are the eminent
experiences,-out of a long life all that is worth remembering.
Schr 10.261 14 Literary men gladly acknowledge these
ties which find for
the homeless and the stranger a welcome where least looked for. But in
proportion as we are conversant with the laws of life, we have seen the
Schr 10.263 5 I think the peculiar office of
scholars...is to be...expressors
themselves of that firm and cheerful temper...which reigns through the
kingdoms of chemistry, vegetation and animal life.
Schr 10.263 17 The scholar is here...to affirm noble
sentiments; to hear
them wherever spoken...out of the obscurities of barbarous life...
Schr 10.264 13 [The scholar] is...here to be sobered,
not by the cares of
life...but by the depth of his draughts of the cup of immortality.
Schr 10.264 25 The poet and the citizen perfectly agree
in conversation on
the wise life.
Schr 10.265 2 The poet with poets betrays no amiable
weakness. They all
chime in, and are as inexorable as bankers on the subject of real life.
Schr 10.268 1 ...I do not wish...that life should be to
you, as it is to many, optical, not practical.
Schr 10.272 17 Union Pacific stock is not quite private
property, but the
quality and essence of the universe is in that also. Have we less
any relation of life or custom of society?
Schr 10.274 25 It is the corruption of our generation
that men value a long
Schr 10.274 26 It is the corruption of our generation
that men...do not
esteem life simply as a means of expressing a sentiment.
Schr 10.275 5 ...Algernon Sidney wrote to his
father...I have ever had in
my mind that when God should cast me into such a condition as that I
cannot save my life but by doing an indecent thing he shows me the time
has come when I should resign it.
Schr 10.280 27 The objection of men of the world to
what they call the
morbid intellectual tendency in our young men at present, is...that the
idealistic views unfit their children for business in their sense, and
qualify them for any complete life of a better kind.
Schr 10.282 13 [Truth]...diminishes and annihilates
everybody, and the
prophet so gladly feels his personality lost in this victorious life.
Schr 10.282 22 ...it is the end of eloquence...to
persuade a multitude of
persons to...change the course of life.
Schr 10.283 8 [Whosoever looks with heed into his
thoughts] will find
there is somebody within him that knows more than he does, a certain
life in life;...
Schr 10.284 16 [The scholar] will have to answer
certain questions, which... cannot be staved off. For all men, all
women...are the interrogators:...Can
you see tendency in your life?
Schr 10.284 20 Happy if you can answer [life's
questions] mutely in the
order and disposition of your life!
Plu 10.293 5 It is remarkable that of an author so
familiar as Plutarch...no
accurate memoir of his life, not even the dates of his birth and death,
have come down to us.
Plu 10.298 20 ...[Plutarch]...declares in a letter
written to his wife that he
finds scarcely an erasure, as in a book well-written, in the happiness
Plu 10.298 25 ...a good son, husband, father and
friend,-[Plutarch] has a
taste for common life...
Plu 10.300 18 I do not know where to find a book-to
borrow a phrase of
Ben Jonson's-so rammed with life [as Plutarch]...
Plu 10.305 1 The paths of life are large, but few are
men directed by the
Plu 10.311 5 ...[Plutarch's] extreme interest in every
trait of character and
his broad humanity, lead him constantly...to the study of the Beautiful
Good. Hence...his rule of life...
LLNE 10.328 8 The nobles shall not any longer, as
feudal lords, have
power of life and death over the churls...
LLNE 10.337 5 ...whether by a reaction of the general
mind against the too
formal science, religion and social life of the earlier period,-there
the first quarter of our nineteenth century, a certain sharpness of
LLNE 10.338 17 [Goethe] extended [his theory of
anatomy and animal life...
LLNE 10.338 24 The result [of Modern Science] in
literature and the
general mind was a return to law; in science, in politics, in social
LLNE 10.340 8 A poor little invalid all his life,
[Channing] is yet one of
those men who vindicate the power of the American race to produce
LLNE 10.344 18 [Theodore Parker] used every day and
hour of his short
LLNE 10.352 16 [Fourier]...skips the faculty of life...
LLNE 10.353 4 ...what is true and good must not only be
begun by life, but
must be conducted to its issues by life.
LLNE 10.353 5 ...what is true and good must not only be
begun by life, but
must be conducted to its issues by life.
LLNE 10.361 12 ...impulse was the rule in the society
[at Brook Farm], without centripetal balance; perhaps it would not be
severe to say...an
impatience of the formal, routinary character of our educational,
religious, social and economical life in Massachusetts.
LLNE 10.363 9 [Charles Newcomb] lived and thought, in
worlds of life;...
LLNE 10.364 19 There is agreement in the testimony that
[Brook Farm] was...to many, the most important period of their life...
LLNE 10.365 7 Married women I believe uniformly decided
community. It was to them like the brassy and lacquered life in hotels.
LLNE 10.369 9 [Brook Farm] was a close
union...assembled there by a
sentiment which all shared...of the honesty of a life of labor...
LLNE 10.369 10 [Brook Farm] was a close
union...assembled there by a
sentiment which all shared...of the beauty of a life of humanity.
LLNE 10.369 16 ...the lady or the romantic scholar [at
Brook Farm] saw
the continuous strength and faculty in people who would have disgusted
them but that these powers were now spent in the direction of their own
theory of life.
CSC 10.375 24 If there was not parliamentary order [at
the Chardon Street
Convention], there was life...
EzRy 10.392 27 ...[Ezra Ripley's] knowledge was...the
observation of such
facts as country life for nearly a century could supply.
EzRy 10.395 9 ...[Ezra Ripley's] whole life and
MMEm 10.399 3 I wish to meet the invitation with which
the ladies have
honored me by offering them a portrait of real life.
MMEm 10.399 3 I wish to meet the invitation with which
the ladies have
honored me by offering them a portrait of real life. It is a
MMEm 10.402 24 What a subject is [Mary Moody Emerson's]
life for the finest novel!
MMEm 10.403 26 ...certain expressions, when they marked
state of mind in [Mary Moody Emerson's] experience, recurred to her
afterwards, and she would vindicate herself as having said to Dr.
Uncle Lincoln [Ripley] so and so, at such a period of her life.
MMEm 10.404 15 [Mary Moody Emerson] writes to her
Emerson, in 1833... I scarcely feel the sympathies of this life enough
agitate the pool.
MMEm 10.414 13 Had I [Mary Moody Emerson] prospered in
life, what a
proud, excited being, even to feverishness, I might have been.
MMEm 10.416 15 Folly follows me [Mary Moody Emerson] as
shadow does the form. Yet my whole life devoted to find some new truth
which will link me closer to God.
MMEm 10.416 21 ...the simple principle which made me
Emerson] say...that, should He make me a blot on the fair face of his
Creation, I should rejoice in His will, has never been equalled, though
returns in the long life of destitution like an Angel.
MMEm 10.418 11 If ever I [Mary Moody Emerson] am blest
with a social
life, let the accent be grateful.
MMEm 10.419 21 Could I [Mary Moody Emerson] but live
calculation, as in the first half of life...
MMEm 10.423 15 ...if you tell me [Mary Moody Emerson]
of the miseries
of the battle-field, with the sensitive Channing (of whose love of life
ashamed), what of a few days of agony...compared to the long years of
sticking on a bed and wished away?
MMEm 10.425 1 When the dreamy pages of life seem all
folded down to very weariness, even this idea of those who fill the
with crowded virtues, lifts the spectator to other worlds...
MMEm 10.426 12 Sadness is better than walking talking
somnambulism. Yes, this entire solitude with the Being who makes the
powers of life!
MMEm 10.427 1 Never do the feelings of the Infinite and
consciousness of finite frailty and ignorance harmonize so well as at
mystic season in the deserts of life.
SlHr 10.438 7 [Samuel Hoar] was advised to withdraw to
private lodgings [in Charleston], which were eagerly offered him by
friends. He...refused the
offers, saying that he was old, and his life was not worth much...
SlHr 10.439 26 ...[Samuel Hoar] had a strong,
unaffected interest in...the
common incidents of rural life.
SlHr 10.440 25 The strength and the beauty of the man
[Samuel Hoar] lay
in the natural goodness and justice of his mind, which...after dealing
life with weighty private and public interests, left an infantile
SlHr 10.444 6 ...how solitary [Samuel Hoar] looked, day
by day in the
world, this man so revered, this man of public life...
SlHr 10.444 10 ...was it only the lot of excellence,
that with aims so pure
and single, [Samuel Hoar] seemed to pass out of life alone...
SlHr 10.445 8 These tactics of the lawyer were the
tactics of [Samuel Hoar'
SlHr 10.448 19 Perfect in his private life, husband,
father, friend, [Samuel
Hoar] was severe only with himself.
Thor 10.455 11 [Thoreau]...never had a vice in his
Thor 10.458 1 In 1845 [Thoreau] built himself a small
framed house on the
shores of Walden Pond, and lived there two years alone, a life of labor
Thor 10.464 9 [Thoreau's] robust common sense, armed
with stout hands, keen perceptions and strong will, cannot yet account
for the superiority
which shone in his simple and hidden life.
Thor 10.464 24 ...[Thoreau] said, one day, The other
world is all my art;...I
do not use it as a means. This was the muse and genius that ruled his
opinions, conversation, studies, work and course of life.
Thor 10.470 26 Presently [Thoreau] heard a note which
he called that of
the night-warbler, a bird he had never identified...the only bird which
indifferently by night and by day. I told him he must beware of finding
booking it, lest life should have nothing more to show him.
Thor 10.471 1 [Thoreau] said, What you seek in vain
for, half your life, one day you come full upon, all the family at
Thor 10.475 25 [Thoreau] knew the worth of the
Imagination for the
uplifting and consolation of human life...
Thor 10.477 10 Now chiefly is my natal hour,/ And only
now my prime of
life;/ I will not doubt the love untold,/ Which not my worth nor want
bought,/ Which wooed me young, and wooes me old,/ And to this evening
hath me brought./
Thor 10.480 14 Had [Thoreau's] genius been only
contemplative, he had
been fitted to his life...
Thor 10.485 6 ...[Thoreau] had in a short life
exhausted the capabilities of
Carl 10.496 2 [Carlyle] says, There is properly no
religion in England. These idle nobles at Tattersall's-there is no work
or word of serious
purpose in them; they have this great lying Church; and life is a
GSt 10.501 19 Known until that time in no very wide
circle as a man...of
pure life;...[George Stearns's] extreme interest in the national
politics... engaged him to scan the fortunes of freedom with keener
GSt 10.504 27 A man of the people, in strictly private
life, girt with family
ties;...[George Stearns] became, in the most natural manner, an
indispensable power in the state.
GSt 10.506 23 It is sad that such a life [as George
Stearns's] should end
LS 11.10 20 [Jesus] there [at Capernaum] tells the
Jews, Except ye eat the
flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
LS 11.11 2 [Jesus] closed his discourse [at Capernaum]
explanatory expressions: The flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I
to you, they are spirit and they are life.
LS 11.15 8 Elsewhere [St. Paul] tells [the primitive
Church] that at that
time [the second coming of Christ], the world would be burnt up with
fire... so slow were the disciples, during the life and after the
ascension of Christ, to receive the idea which we receive, that his
second coming was a spiritual
LS 11.18 10 I appeal, brethren, to your individual
experience. In the
moment when you make the least petition to God, though it be but a
wish that he may...add one moment to your life,-do you not, in the very
act, necessarily exclude all other beings from your thought?
LS 11.21 15 What I revere and obey in [Christianity] is
its reality...its deep
LS 11.21 25 That form out of which the life and
suitableness have departed
should be as worthless in [Christianity's] eyes as the dead leaves that
falling around us.
LS 11.22 20 The Jewish was a religion of forms; it was
all body, it had no
LS 11.22 23 ...the Almighty God was pleased to qualify
and send forth a
man to teach men...that only that life was religious which was
LS 11.22 27 ...the Almighty God was pleased to qualify
and send forth a
man to teach men...that sacrifice was smoke, and forms were shadows.
man lived and died true to this purpose; and now, with his blessed word
life before us, Christians must contend that it is a matter of vital
importance,-really a duty, to commemorate him by a certain form [the
HDC 11.30 2 Man's life, said the Witan to the Saxon
king, is the sparrow
that enters at a window...
HDC 11.30 12 In the country...the agricultural life
favors the permanence
HDC 11.36 2 ...the rough welcome which the new land
gave [the pilgrims] was a fit introduction to the life they must lead
HDC 11.37 14 The faithful dealing and brave good will,
which, during the
life of the friendly Massasoit, [the English] uniformly experienced at
Plymouth and at Boston, went to their hearts.
HDC 11.51 23 John Eliot, in October, 1646, preached his
first sermon in
the Indian language at Noonantum; Waban, Tahattawan, and their sannaps,
going thither from Concord to hear him. There under the rubbish and
of barbarous life, the human heart heard the voice of love, and awoke
from a sleep.
HDC 11.56 11 We have among us excess and pride of life
HDC 11.68 20 ...it gives life and strength to every
attempt to oppose [unconstitutional taxes], that not only the people of
this, but the neighboring
provinces are remarkably united in the important and interesting
HDC 11.86 8 On the village green [of Concord] have been
Langdon, and the college over which he presided. But even more sacred
influences than these have mingled here with the stream of human life.
HDC 11.86 17 ...I believe this town [Concord] to have
been the dwelling-place, in all times since its planting, of pious and
excellent persons, who
walked meekly through the paths of common life...
LVB 11.88 4 Say, what is honour? 'T is the finest
sense/ Of justice which
the human mind can frame,/ Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,/
guard the way of life from all offence/...
EWI 11.98 7 There a captive sat in chains,/ Crooning
ditties treasured well/
From his Afric's torrid plains./ Sole estate his sire bequeathed,-/
sire to hapless son,-/ Was the wailing song he breathed,/ And his chain
when life was done./
EWI 11.130 20 ...a citizen of Nantucket, walking in New
Orleans, found a
freeborn [negro] citizen of Nantucket, a man, too...as it happened,
to him, as having saved his own life, working chained in the streets of
War 11.153 27 [Alexander's conquest of the East] weaned
and Persians from some cruel and licentious practices to a more civil
War 11.155 3 Nature implants with life the instinct of
War 11.155 8 Nature implants with life...perpetual
struggle...to attain to a
mastery and the security of a permanent, self-defended being; and to
creature these objects are made so dear that it risks its life
continually in the
struggle for these ends.
War 11.159 17 When [Assacombuit] appeared at court, he
lifted up his
hand and said, This hand has slain a hundred and fifty of your
enemies within the territories of New England. This so pleased the king
he...ordered a pension of eight livres a day to be paid him during
War 11.171 26 The attractiveness of war shows one
thing...this namely, the
conviction of man universally, that a man should be himself
responsible, with goods, health and life, for his behavior;...
War 11.173 1 We are affected...by the appearance of a
few rich and wilful
gentlemen who take their honor into their own keeping...and whose
appearance is the arrival of so much life and virtue.
War 11.174 13 If peace is to be maintained, it must be
by brave men, who
have come up to the same height as the hero, namely, the will to carry
life in their hand...
War 11.174 16 If peace is to be maintained, it must be
by brave men, who
have come up to the same height as the hero...but who have gone one
beyond the hero, and will not seek another man's life;...
FSLC 11.179 16 I have lived all my life in this state
never had any experience of personal inconvenience from the laws, until
FSLC 11.181 8 I met the smoothest of Episcopal
Clergymen the other day, and allusion being made to Mr. Webster's
treachery, he blandly replied, Why, do you know I think that the great
action of his life.
FSLC 11.181 27 ...a man looks gloomily at his children,
and thinks, What
have I done that you should begin life in dishonor?
FSLC 11.182 7 ...real estate, every kind of wealth,
every branch of
industry, every avenue to power, suffers injury [from the Fugitive
Law], and the value of life is reduced.
FSLC 11.187 15 A man's right to liberty is as
inalienable as his right to life.
FSLC 11.189 1 ...men have to to with rectitude, with
benefit, with truth, with something that is, independent of
appearances: and...this tie makes the
substantiality of life...
FSLC 11.189 12 I thought that every time a man goes
back to his own
thoughts, these angels receive him, talk with him...and that this
owning of a
law...constituted the explanation of life...
FSLN 11.218 9 ...when I say the class of scholars or
students,-that is a
class which...comprises every man in the best hours of his life;...
FSLN 11.219 1 I have lived all my life without
suffering any known
inconvenience from American Slavery.
FSLN 11.219 9 I say Mr. Webster, for though the
[Fugitive Slave] Bill was
not his, it is yet notorious that he was the life and soul of it...
FSLN 11.219 10 [the Fugitive Slave Law] cost [Webster]
FSLN 11.224 4 ...there is...not an observation on life
and manners...that can
pass into literature from [Webster's] writings.
FSLN 11.226 24 [Webster's 7th of March Speech] was like
speech falsely ascribed to the patriot Brutus: Virtue, I have followed
through life, and I find thee but a shadow.
FSLN 11.228 19 I said I had never in my life up to this
time suffered from
the Slave Institution.
AsSu 11.247 8 Life has not parity of value in the free
state and in the slave
AsSu 11.247 13 In [the slave state], life is a
AsSu 11.247 20 In [the slave state]...man is an
animal...spending his days
in hunting and practising with deadly weapons to defend himself against
slaves and against his companions brought up in the same idle and
dangerous way. Such people...readily risk on every passion a life which
of small value to themselves or to others.
AsSu 11.248 3 Many years ago, when Mr. Webster was
Washington to a duel by one of these [Southern] madcaps, his friends
forward with prompt good sense and said such a thing was not to be
of; Mr. Webster's life was the property of his friends and of the whole
AsSu 11.248 6 Life and life are incommensurate.
AsSu 11.248 12 The very conditions of the game must
worst life staked against the best.
AsSu 11.252 4 ...if our arms at this distance cannot
Sumner] from assassins, we confide the defence of a life so precious to
honorable men and true patriots...
JBB 11.271 3 Great wealth, great population, men of
talent in the
executive, on the bench,-all the forms right,-and yet, life and freedom
are not safe.
JBB 11.272 5 If judges cannot find law enough to
maintain the sovereignty
of the state, and to protect the life and freedom of every inhabitant
criminal, it is idle to compliment them as learned and venerable.
JBS 11.278 11 ...in Pennsylvania...[John Brown] fell in
with a boy...whom
he looked upon as his superior. This boy was a slave;...he saw that
had nothing better to look forward to in life...
JBS 11.279 9 Our farmers...had learned that life was a
TPar 11.284 5 ...Every word that [Parker] speaks has
been fierily furnaced/
In the blast of a life that has struggled in earnest/...
ACiv 11.299 22 There are periods, said Niebuhr, when
better than happiness and security of life is attainable.
ACiv 11.302 4 ...by the dislike of people to pay out a
direct tax, governments are forced to render life costly by making them
pay twice as
much, hidden in the price of tea and sugar.
EPro 11.318 19 'T is wonderful what power is...and how
its ill use makes
EPro 11.318 19 Life in America had lost much of its
attraction in the later
ALin 11.336 27 ...what if it should turn out, in the
unfolding of the web... that Heaven...shall make [Lincoln] serve his
country even more by his death
than by his life?
HCom 11.342 15 [The war] charged with power, peaceful,
amiable men, to
whose life war and discord were abhorrent.
SMC 11.348 12 These things are dear to every man that
lives,/ And life
prized more for what it lends than gives./
SMC 11.351 17 ...whatever good grows to the country out
of war, the
largest results, the future power and genius of the land, will go on
this shaft [the Concord Monument] with daily beauty and spiritual life.
SMC 11.369 1 I feel, [George Prescott] writes, I have
much to be thankful
for that my life is spared...
SMC 11.371 14 ...the campaign in the Wilderness
surpassed all their worst
experience hitherto of the soldier's life.
EdAd 11.386 2 We hearken in vain for any profound
announcing duties which clothe life with joy...
Wom 11.407 8 The life of the affections is primary to
Wom 11.407 19 Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson...who wrote the life
of her husband, the Governor of Nottingham, says, If he esteemed her at
a higher rate than
she in herself could have deserved, he was the author of that virtue he
Wom 11.408 24 Wise, cultivated, genial conversation
is...the best result
which life has to offer us...
Wom 11.409 7 It was Burns's remark when he first came
to Edinburgh that
between the men of rustic life and the polite world he observed little
Wom 11.409 19 All these ceremonies that hedge our life
around are not to
Wom 11.409 23 [Women's] genius delights...in decorating
Wom 11.410 11 ...[Women] are always making...that
ornamental life in
which they best appear.
Wom 11.412 23 Beautiful is the passion of love, painter
and adorner of
youth and early life...
SHC 11.428 24 ...Forget man's littleness, deserve the
best,/ God's mercy in
thy thought and life confest./ William Ellery Channing.
SHC 11.430 12 ...the irresistible democracy-shall I
call it?-of chemistry, of vegetation, which recomposes for new life
every decomposing particle,- the race never dying, the individual never
spared,-have impressed on the
mind of the age the futility of these old arts of preserving.
SHC 11.431 10 The life of a tree is a hundred and a
SHC 11.432 3 What work of man will compare with the
plantation of a
park? It dignifies life.
SHC 11.434 16 ...when I think of the mystery of
life...I think sometimes
that the vault of the sky arching there upward...is only a Sleepy
Hollow, with path of Suns, insead of foot-paths;...
SHC 11.436 16 Life is not long enough for art...
RBur 11.440 15 [Burns's] organic sentiment was absolute
independence, and resting as it should on a life of labor.
RBur 11.441 15 [Burns] has given voice to all the
experiences of common
RBur 11.442 11 ...as he was thus the poet of the poor,
anxious, cheerful, working humanity, so had [Burns] the language of low
Shak1 11.446 4 England's genius filled all measure/ Of
heart and soul, of
strength and pleasure,/ Gave to mind its emperor/ And life was larger
Shak1 11.449 3 ...Shakspeare is the one resource of our
life on which no
Shak1 11.449 14 Men were so astonished and occupied by
[Shakespeare's] poems that they have not been able to see his face and
condition, or say... what life he led;...
Shak1 11.450 23 There never was a writer who, seeming
to draw every hint
from outward history, the life of cities and courts, owed them so
Humb 11.456 1 If a life prolonged to an advanced period
bring with it
several inconveniences to the individual, there is a compensation in
delight of being able to compare older states of knowledge with that
Scot 11.466 14 In his own household and neighbors
characters and pets of humble class...came with these into real ties of
mutual help and good will. From these originals he drew so genially
his... Meg Merrilies, and Jenny Rintherouts, full of life and
Scot 11.467 17 ...[Scott]...passed all his life in the
ChiE 11.473 24 ...the like high esteem of education
appears in China in
CPL 11.501 10 ...[Hawthorne's] careful studies of
Concord life and history
are known wherever the English language is spoken.
CPL 11.502 24 ...it is our own state of mind at any
time that makes our
estimate of life and the world.
CPL 11.503 3 ...when you sprain your mind, by gloomy
reflection on your
failures and vexations, you come to have a bad opinion of life.
CPL 11.503 21 Many times the reading of a book has made
the fortune of
the man,-has decided his way of life.
CPL 11.504 10 Julius Caesar, when shipwrecked, and
forced to swim for
life, did not gather his gold, but took his Commentaries between his
and swam for the shore.
CPL 11.505 5 [Montesquieu writes] Study has been for me
remedy against the disgusts of life...
CPL 11.506 20 With [books] many of us spend the most of
CPL 11.506 22 With [books] many of us spend the most of
tractable prophets, historians, and singers, whose embalmed life is the
highest feat of art;...
FRep 11.514 2 ...if this is true in all the useful and
in the fine arts, that the
direction must be drawn from a superior source or there will be no good
work, does it hold less in our social and civil life?
FRep 11.520 6 Our politics are full of adventurers,
who...think they can
afford to join the devil's party. 'T is odious, these offenders in high
FRep 11.533 20 See the secondariness and aping of
foreign and English
life, that runs through this country...
FRep 11.533 26 Life is grown and growing so costly that
it threatens to kill
FRep 11.534 9 We lose our invention and descend into
imitation. A man no
longer conducts his own life.
FRep 11.536 3 [The class of which I speak] complain of
the flatness of
NHI 12.1 4 Bacon's perfect law of inquiry after truth
should take place as event in life which did not also exist as truth in
PLT 12.4 3 Could we have...the exhaustive accuracy of
chemists use in their nomenclature...applied...to those laws...which
common to chemistry, anatomy...intellect, morals and social life;-laws
PLT 12.10 13 What is life but the angle of vision?
PLT 12.10 15 What is life but what a man is thinking of
PLT 12.13 8 Metaphysics must be perpetually reinforced
PLT 12.15 25 What but thought deepens life...
PLT 12.16 12 Who are we, and what is Nature, have one
answer in the life
that rushes into us.
PLT 12.18 6 Life is incessant parturition.
PLT 12.21 13 The life of the All must stream through us
to make the man
and the moment great.
PLT 12.31 5 The one thing not to be forgiven to
intellectual persons is that
they believe in the ideas of others. From this deference comes the
imbecility and fatigue of their society, for of course they cannot
these from the deep life;...
PLT 12.37 1 In its lower function, when it deals with
the apparent world, [Instinct] is common sense. It requires the
performance of all that is needful
to the animal life and health.
PLT 12.38 8 In so far as we see [spiritual facts] we
share their life and
PLT 12.39 22 [The intellectual man] not only wishes to
succeed in life, but
he wishes in thought to know the history and destiny of a man;...
PLT 12.43 1 The highest measure of poetic power is such
faculty to fuse the circumstances of to-day as shall make transparent
whole web of circumstance and opinion in which the man finds himself,
that he...no longer looks back to Hebrew or Greek or English use or
tradition in religion, laws or life...
PLT 12.50 2 The same functions which are perfect in our
seen slower performed in palaeontology. Many races it cost them to
the completion that is now in the life of one.
PLT 12.50 3 The same functions which are perfect in our
seen slower performed in palaeontology. Many races it cost them to
the completion that is now in the life of one. Life had not yet so
PLT 12.52 16 It is much to write sentences; it is more
to add method and
write out the spirit of your life symmetrically.
PLT 12.54 8 The novelist should not make any character
act absurdly, but
only absurdly as seen by others. For it is so in life.
PLT 12.54 25 [A man]...does not give to any manner of
life the strength of
PLT 12.54 27 [A man]...does not give to any manner of
life the strength of
his constitution. Hence the perpetual loss of power and waste of human
PLT 12.56 8 There are two theories of life; one for the
our talent, the other for the education of the man.
PLT 12.59 18 Routine, the rut, is the path of
indolence...of sluggish animal
PLT 12.60 13 That wonderful oracle [the divine soul]
will reply when it is
consulted, and there is...no rule of life or art or science, on which
it is not a
competent and the only competent judge.
PLT 12.64 4 We wish to sum up the conflicting
impressions [of Intellect] by saying that all point at last to a unity
which inspires all. Our poetry, our
religion are its skirts and penumbrae. Yet the charm of life is the
derive from this.
II 12.65 23 ...in each man's experience, from this
spark [consciousness] torrents of light have once and again streamed
and revealed the dusky
landscape of his life.
II 12.67 8 To make a practical use of this instinct in
every part of life
constitutes true wisdom...
II 12.74 15 ...I believe it is true in the experience
of all men...that, for the
memorable moments of life, we were in them, and not they in us.
II 12.77 1 ...our thoughts have a life of their own...
II 12.83 22 Many men are very slow in finding their
vocation. It does not at
once appear what they were made for. Nature has not made up her mind in
regard to her young friend, and when this happens, we feel life to be
II 12.83 22 Many men are very slow in finding their
vocation. It does not at
once appear what they were made for. Nature has not made up her mind in
regard to her young friend, and when this happens, we feel life to be
failure. Life is not quite desirable to themselves.
II 12.83 25 Life is not quite desirable to [men slow in
vocation]. It uniformly suggests in the conversation of men the
of continued life, of which the present is only one term.
II 12.83 26 We must suppose life to [men slow in
finding their vocation] is
a kind of hibernation...
II 12.84 3 [Men slow in finding their vocation] ripen
too slowly than that
the determination should appear in this brief life.
II 12.84 12 [Men] are not timed each to the other: they
cannot keep step, and life requires too much compromise.
II 12.84 20 Men generally attempt, early in life, to
make their brothers, afterwards their wives, acquainted with what is
going forward in their
II 12.86 3 There is but one only liberator in this life
from the demons that
invade us, and that is Endeavor...
II 12.86 14 ...the artist must pay for his learning and
doing with his life.
II 12.87 26 ...the whole moral of modern science is the
transference of that
trust which is felt in Nature's admired arrangements, to the sphere of
freedom and of rational life.
II 12.89 5 The joy of knowledge, the late discovery
that the veil which hid
all things from him is really transparent...renew life for [a man].
Mem 12.90 7 Without [memory] all life and thought were
Mem 12.90 15 The lowest life remembers.
Mem 12.91 10 Memory...gives continuity and dignity to
Mem 12.92 26 Memory is...a guardian angel set there
within you to record
Mem 12.93 6 [Memory] is a scripture written day by day
from the birth of
the man; all its records full of meanings which open as he lives on...
expanding their sense as he advances, until it shall become the whole
Nature and life.
Mem 12.94 19 Late in life we live by memory...
Mem 12.97 5 ...this mysterious power [memory] that
binds our life together
has its own vagaries and interruptions.
Mem 12.103 26 At this hour the stream is still flowing,
though you hear it
not; the plants are still drinking their accustomed life...
Mem 12.104 7 In low or bad company you...recall and
with the best associates and fairest hours of your life...
Mem 12.108 19 The divine is the instant life that
receives and uses...
Mem 12.108 20 The divine is...the life that can well
bury the old in the
omnipotency with which it makes all things new.
Mem 12.108 24 The acceleration of mental process is
equivalent to the
lengthening of life.
CInt 12.120 23 You, gentlemen, are selected out of the
great multitude of
your mates, out of those who begun life with you...
CInt 12.123 2 The Understanding is the name we give to
the low, limitary
power working to short ends, to daily life in house and street.
CInt 12.130 17 Go sit with the Hermit in you, who knows
more than you
do. You will find life enhanced...
CL 12.136 4 As the increasing population finds new
values in the ground, the nomad life is given up for settled homes.
CL 12.136 14 Linnaeus, early in life, read a discourse
at the University of
Upsala on the necessity of travelling in one's own country...
CL 12.141 3 The air, said Anaximenes, is the soul, and
the essence of life.
CL 12.151 18 Man...pumps the sap of all this forest
through his arteries;... and the immensity of life seems to make the
world deep and wide.
CL 12.154 3 ...[the sea] is one vast rolling bed of
CL 12.161 4 ...Goethe, whose whole life was a study of
the theory of art, said no man should be admitted to his Republic, who
was not versed in
CW 12.174 7 ...[a man in his wood-lot] remembers that
Allah in his
allotment of life does not count the time which the Arab spends in the
CW 12.175 6 ...'t is worth remarking, what a man may go
without knowing, that a common spy-glass...will show the satellites of
Bost 12.183 2 The old physiologists said, There is in
the air a hidden food
Bost 12.187 14 In...the farthest colonies...a
middle-aged gentleman is just
embarking with all his property to fulfil the dream of his life and
old age in Paris;...
Bost 12.194 7 Who can read the fiery ejaculations of
Milton, of Bunyan even, without feeling how rich and expansive a
not so much a culture as a higher life-they owed to the promptings of
this [Christian] sentiment;...
Bost 12.209 10 [Boston] is very willing to be
outnumbered and outgrown, so long as [other cities] carry forward its
life of civil and religious
MAng1 12.215 5 [Michelangelo] lived one life; he
pursued one career.
MAng1 12.215 14 Whilst [Michelangelo's] name belongs to
class of genius, his life contains in it no injurious influence.
MAng1 12.215 24 A purity severe and even terrible goes
out from the lofty
productions of [Michelangelo's] pencil and his chisel, and again from
more perfect sculpture of his own life...
MAng1 12.217 7 ...we shall endeavor by sketches from
[Michelangelo's] life to show the direction and limitations of his
search after this element [Beauty].
MAng1 12.217 10 In considering a life dedicated to the
study of Beauty, it
is natural to inquire, what is Beauty?
MAng1 12.220 1 ...to the artist it belongs by a better
anatomy, and, within anatomy, of life and thought, to acquire the power
MAng1 12.231 15 ...is there not something affecting in
the spectacle of an
old man [Michelangelo], on the verge of ninety years...only hindered by
limits of life from fulfilling his designs?
MAng1 12.232 16 ...inimitable as his works are,
life confessed that his hand was all inadequate to express his thought.
MAng1 12.234 3 The sublimity of [Michelangelo's] art is
in his life.
MAng1 12.241 26 At the age of eighty years,
[Michelangelo] wrote to
Vasari...and tells him he is at the end of his life...
MAng1 12.242 7 In conversing upon this subject [death]
with one of his
friends, that person remarked that Michael [Angelo] might well grieve
one who was incessant in his creative labors should have no
restoration. No, replied Michael...if life pleases us, death, being a
work of the same
master, ought not to displease us.
Milt1 12.247 6 ...new editions of [Milton's] works, and
of his life, were published.
Milt1 12.254 19 Better than any other [Milton] has
discharged the office of
every great man, namely...to draw after Nature a life of man...
Milt1 12.255 27 ...we are tempted to say that art and
not life seems to be
the end of [German writers'] effort.
Milt1 12.256 3 ...the idea of a purer existence than
any he saw around him, to be realized in the life and conversation of
men, inspired every act and
every writing of John Milton.
Milt1 12.260 4 Very early in life [Milton] became
conscious that he had
more to say to his fellow men than they had fit words to embody.
Milt1 12.263 10 [Milton] tells us...that the lyrist may
indulge in wine and in
a freer life;...
Milt1 12.265 19 [Milton's native honor] engaged his
whatsoever savored of generosity and nobleness. This magnanimity shines
in all his life.
Milt1 12.270 27 Toland tells us, As [Milton] looked
upon true and absolute
freedom to be the greatest happiness of this life, whether to societies
single persons, so he thought constraint of any sort to be the utmost
Milt1 12.273 7 [Milton] would...support preachers by
contributions; requiring that such only should preach as have faith
to accept so self-denying and precarious a mode of life...
Milt1 12.275 5 ...throughout [Milton's] poems, one may
see, under a thin
veil, the opinions, the feelings, even the incidents of the poet's
Milt1 12.276 19 Perhaps we speak to no fact, but to
mere fables, of an idle
mendicant Homer, and of a Shakspeare content with a mean and jocular
way of life.
Milt1 12.276 25 ...the genius and office of Milton
were...to ascend by the
aids of his learning and his religion...to a higher insight and more
delineation of the heroic life of man.
Milt1 12.277 2 It was plainly needful that [Milton's]
poetry should be a
version of his own life...
Milt1 12.278 23 ...as many poems have been written upon
unfit society... yet have not been proceeded against...so should
[Milton's plea for freedom
of divorce] receive that charity which an angelic soul, suffering more
keenly than others from the unavoidable evils of human life, is
Milt1 12.279 9 ...are not all men fortified by the
angelic devotion of this man [Milton], who,...endeavored, in his
and in his life, to carry out the life of man to new heights of
Milt1 12.279 9 ...are not all men fortified by the
angelic devotion of this man [Milton], who,...endeavored...to carry out
life of man to new heights of spiritual grace and dignity...
ACri 12.284 10 This [national] style is probably to be
sought in the
common intercourse of life...
ACri 12.293 1 Vulgarisms to be gazetted...balance for
the balance of his life;...
ACri 12.304 5 The politics of monarchy, when all hangs
on the accidents
of life and temper of a single person, may be called romantic politics.
MLit 12.309 10 When we flout all particular books as
initial merely, we
truly express the privilege of spiritual nature, but, alas, not the
fortune...of these humble Junes and Decembers of mortal life.
MLit 12.309 21 We...take up Plutarch or Augustine, and
read a few
sentences or pages, and lo! the air swims with life...
MLit 12.310 1 We...take up Plutarch or Augustine, and
read a few
sentences or pages, and lo!...secrets of magnanimity and grandeur
on every hand, life is made up of them.
MLit 12.310 26 ...[the library of the Present Age]
vents books...that seem
to heave with the life of millions...
MLit 12.314 4 ...in all ages, and now more, the
narrow-minded have no
interest in anything but its relation to their personality. What will
them...to prolong or to sweeten life, is sure of their interest; and
MLit 12.314 16 ...a man may recite passages of his life
with no feeling of
MLit 12.317 14 Perhaps no considerable minority, no one
man, leads a
quite clean and lofty life.
MLit 12.318 4 All over the modern world the educated
have betrayed their discontent with the limits of our municipal life...
MLit 12.319 5 In Byron...[the subjective tendency]
predominates; but in
Byron...it sees not its true end...a life nourished on absolute
MLit 12.326 27 [Goethe] has an eye constant to the fact
MLit 12.327 23 We think, when we contemplate the
stupendous glory of
the world, that it were life enough for one man merely to lift his
cry with Saint Augustine, Wrangle who pleases, I will wonder.
MLit 12.329 22 [We can fancy Goethe saying to himself]
beholder of life will justify my truth [in Wilhelm Meister]...
MLit 12.330 17 ...to use a phrase of Ben Jonson's,
[Wilhelm Meister] is
rammed with life.
MLit 12.331 16 [Goethe] is like a banker or a weaver
with a passion for the
country; he steals out of the hot streets...to get a draft of sweet
dares not...lead a man's life in a man's relation to Nature.
MLit 12.332 16 Life for [Goethe] is prettier, easier,
wiser, decenter...but its
old eternal burden is not relieved;...
MLit 12.333 12 When one of these grand monads is
Nature seems to design for eternal men and draw to her bosom, we think
that...the trivial forms of daily life will now end...
MLit 12.334 9 The very depth of the sentiment, which is
the author of all
the cutaneous life we see, is guarantee for the riches of science and
in the age to come.
MLit 12.335 25 [The Genius of the time] will describe
the new heroic life
WSL 12.340 20 ...when we remember [Landor's] rich and
ample page, wherein we are always sure to find...an industrious
observation in every
department of life...we wish to thank a benefactor of the reading
WSL 12.342 11 ...this sweet asylum of an intellectual
life [a library] must
appear to have the sanction of Nature...
WSL 12.342 16 Let us thankfully allow every faculty and
art which opens
new scope to a life so confined as ours.
Pray 12.351 20 Wacic the Caliph...ended his life...with
these words: O thou
whose kingdom never passes away, pity one whose dignity is so
Pray 12.353 8 These duties are not the life, but the
means which enable us
to show forth the life.
Pray 12.353 9 These duties are not the life, but the
means which enable us
to show forth the life.
Pray 12.354 15 That my weak hand may equal my firm
faith,/ And my life
practise more than my tongue saith;/ That my low conduct may not show,/
Nor my relenting lines,/ That I thy purpose did not know,/ Or overrated
EurB 12.367 17 Early in life...[Wordsworth] made his
assuming and defending some legal rights, with the chances of wealth
position in the world, and the inward promptings of his heavenly
EurB 12.368 23 [Wordsworth]...wrote Helvellyn and
Windermere and the
dim spirits which these haunts harbored. There was not the least
show...that although London was the home for men of great parts, yet
Westmoreland had these consolations for such as fate had condemned to
EurB 12.369 5 ...the spirit of literature and the modes
of living and the
conventional theories of the conduct of life were called in question
Wordsworth] on wholly new grounds...
EurB 12.369 21 The influence [of Wordsworth]...was
wafted up and down
into lone and into populous places...and soon came to be felt in
criticism, in plans of life, and at last in legislation.
EurB 12.370 13 In [Tennyson's] boudoirs of damask and
alabaster, one is
farther off from stern Nature and human life than in Lalla Rookh and
Loves of the Angels.
EurB 12.377 11 Of the tales of fashionable life, by far
the most agreeable
and the most efficient was Vivian Grey.
Let 12.394 5 ...to fifteen letters on Communities, and
the Prospects of
Culture, and the destinies of the cultivated class,-what answer?
reasons have been shown us why the writers...should be dissatisfied
the life they lead...
Let 12.395 13 Another objection [to Communities] seems
to have occurred
to a subtle but ardent advocate. Is it, he writes, a too great
intermeddling with life...
Let 12.395 24 But to be prudent in all the particulars
of life, and in this one
thing alone religiously forbearing;...and only abstinent when it is
to provide ourselves with guides, examples, lovers!
Let 12.401 10 On earth all is imperfect! is an old
proverb of the German. Aye, but if one should say to these
God-forsaken...that with them, truly, life
is shallow and anxious and full of discord because they despise
Let 12.401 23 ...where the divine nature and the artist
is crushed, the
sweetness of life is gone...
Let 12.402 25 ...speculation is no succedaneum for
Let 12.403 24 Apathies and total want of work, and
reflection on the
imaginative character of American life...are like seasickness...
Let 12.404 19 A literature...is the affair of a power
which works by a
prodigality of life and force very dismaying to behold...
Let 12.404 26 Many of the best must die of
consumption...and many be
stupid and insane, before the one great and fortunate life which they
predicted can shoot up into a thrifty and beneficent existence.
Trag 12.406 16 ...no theory of life can have any right
which leaves out of
account the values of vice...fear and death.
Trag 12.406 22 The bitterest tragic element in life to
be derived from an
intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny;...
Trag 12.411 10 ...a terror of freezing to death that
seizes a man in a winter
midnight on the moors; a fright at uncertain sounds heard by a family
night in the cellar or on the stairs...are no tragedy, any more than
seasickness, which may also destroy life.
Trag 12.412 16 ...in life, actions are few, opinions
even few, prayers few;...
Trag 12.412 18 All that life demands of us through the
greater part of the
day is an equilibrium...
Trag 12.412 22 All that life demands of us through the
greater part of the
day is...open eyes and ears, and free hands. Society asks this, and
love, and the genius of our life.
Trag 12.413 7 When two strangers meet in the highway,
demands of the other is that the aspect should show a firm
alike to give death or to give life, as the emergency of the next
Trag 12.413 16 ...all melancholy, as all passion,
belongs to the exterior life.
Trag 12.413 17 Whilst a man is not grounded in the
divine life by his
proper roots, he clings by some tendrils of affection to society...
Trag 12.416 18 Napoleon said to one of his friends at
St. Helena, Nature... has given me a temperament like a block of
marble. Thunder cannot move
it; the shaft merely glides along. The great events of my life have
Trag 12.416 25 [The intellect] yields the joys of
conversation, of letters
and of science. Hence also the torments of life become tuneful
Life, n. (5)
MN 1.204 13 ...there is a Life not to be described or
known otherwise than
LT 1.289 27 The granite is curiously concealed a
thousand formations and
surfaces...but it...is always indicating its presence by slight but
sure signs. So is it with the Life of our life;...
Pt1 3.19 24 The chief value of the new fact is to
enhance the great and
constant fact of Life...
LLNE 10.352 9 Our feeling was that Fourier had skipped
no fact but one, namely Life.
CPL 11.499 16 ...[Mary Moody Emerson] writes in her
diary, Life truly
resembles a river-ever the same-never the same;...
Life of Alfred the Great [ (1)
Boks 7.206 24 [The scholar] can look back for the
legends and mythology... to Asser's Life of Alfred...
Life of Dante [Giovanni Bo (1)
Boks 7.205 25 There is...Boccaccio's Life of Dante, a
great man to describe
Life of Goethe, n. (1)
GoW 4.286 16 Of course the book [Goethe's Dichtung und
Wahrheit] affords slender materials for what would be reckoned with us
a Life of
Life of Johnson [James Bos (1)
Boks 7.208 19 Another class of books closely allied to
these [Autobiographies]...are those which may be called Table-Talks: of
the best are Saadi's Gulistan;...Boswell's Life of Johnson;...
Life of Joseph Brant... [W (1)
SL 2.164 20 I can think of nothing to fill my time with,
and I find the Life
Life of Man, Doctrine of th (1)
MLit 12.333 26 The Doctrine of the Life of Man
established after the truth
through all his faculties;-this is the thought which the literature of
hour meditates and labors to say.
Life of Michelangelo [Giorg (1)
Boks 7.206 4 When we come to Michel Angelo, his Sonnets
must be read, with his Life by Vasari, or, in our day, by Hermann
Life of Northcote [William (1)
Boks 7.208 21 Another class of books closely allied to
these [Autobiographies]...are those which may be called Table-Talks: of
the best are Saadi's Gulistan;...Hazlitt's Life of Northcote.
Life of P. B. Shelley [Th (1)
ET4 5.63 19 in the Life of Shelley,
Life of Pythagoras [Jamblic (1)
Boks 7.203 18 Jamblichus's Life of Pythagoras works more
directly on the
will than the others [of the Platonists];...
Life of Sir Robert Peel [ (1)
ET10 5.158 14 The Life of Sir Robert Peel...very
properly has, for a
frontispiece, a drawing of the spinning-jenny...
Life of...Charles V [W. R (1)
Boks 7.206 9 The Life of the Emperor Charles V., by the
useful Robertson, is still the key of the following age.
Life, Poetry and Truth out (1)
GoW 4.285 22 [Goethe's] autobiography, under the title
of Poetry and
Truth out of my Life, is the expression of the idea...that a man exists
Life, Tree of, n. (2)
PPo 8.255 8 In the following poem the soul is figured as
alighting on Tuba, the Tree of Life...
PPo 8.256 9 O high-flying falcon! the Tree of Life is
thy perch;/ This nook
of grief fits thee ill for a nest./
life-assurance, adj. (1)
FRep 11.512 12 The marine insurance office has its
counsellor to settle averages; the life-assurance, its table of
life-blood, n. (2)
ET10 5.164 10 [English property] is felt and treated as
the national life-blood.
Let 12.400 2 Is [Germany] not like some battle-field,
where hands and arms
and all members lie scattered about, whilst the life-blood runs away
life-everlasting, n. (1)
Thor 10.481 16 [Thoreau] honored certain plants with
special regard, and, over all, the pond-lily,-then, the gentian, and
the Mikania scandens, and
Life-Everlasting, n. (1)
Thor 10.484 9 There is a flower known to botanists, one
of the same genus
with our summer plant called Life-Everlasting...which grows on the most
inaccessible cliffs of the Tyrolese mountains...
life-giving, adj. (1)
Milt1 12.248 3 [New criticism] implied merit [in Milton]
illustrious; yet so near to the modern mind as to be still alive and
Life-Guards, n. (1)
ET8 5.131 15 Wellington said of the young coxcombs of
the Life-Guards, delicately brought up, But the puppies fight well;...
lifeless, adj. (6)
Prd1 2.229 20 Even lifeless figures, as vessels and
stools--let them be
drawn ever so correctly--lose all effect so soon as they lack the
their centre of gravity...
Exp 3.62 19 We may climb into the thin and cold realm
of pure geometry
and lifeless science...
Gts 3.161 21 ...it is a cold lifeless business when you
go to the shops to buy
me something which does not represent your life and talent, but a
Wth 6.83 3 Who shall tell what did befall,/ Far away in
time, when once,/ Over the lifeless ball,/ Hung idle stars and suns?/
TPar 11.287 15 [Theodore Parker] came at a time when,
to the irresistible
march of opinion, the forms still retained by the most advanced sects
showed loose and lifeless...
HCom 11.340 21 Where faith made whole with deed/
awakening breath/ Into the lifeless creed,/ They saw [Truth] plumed and
mailed,/ With sweet, stern face unveiled,/ And all-repaying eyes, look
proud on them in death/ Lowell, Commemoration Ode.
lifelike, adj. (1)
Int 2.337 27 ...the mystic pencil wherewith we...draw
states]...can design well and group well;...and the whole canvas which
paints is lifelike...
lifelong, adj. [life-long,] (5)
ET6 5.110 5 Terms of service and partnership [in
England] are lifelong, or
ET13 5.219 7 From his infancy, every Englishman is
accustomed to hear
daily prayers for the Queen, for the royal family and the Parliament,
name; and this lifelong consecration cannot be without influence on his
CbW 6.253 1 [Good men] find...the governments, the
churches, to be in the
interest and the pay of the devil. And wise men have met this
their times...like Bacon, with life-long dissimulation;...
LLNE 10.368 24 Some of [the partners] had spent on
[Brook Farm] the
accumulations of years. I suppose they all, at the moment, regarded it
failure. I do not think they can so regard it now, but probably as an
important chapter in their experience which has been of lifelong value.
SlHr 10.448 22 [Samuel Hoar] was as if on terms of
honor with those
nearest him, nor did he think a lifelong familiarity could excuse any
omission of courtesy from him.
life-preserver, n. (1)
Wsp 6.232 17 Every man's task is his life-preserver.
life's, n. (11)
SR 2.83 8 Your own gift you can present every moment
cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation;...
Lov1 2.174 20 ...it may seem to many men...that they
have no fairer page in
their life's book than the delicious memory of some passages wherein
affection contrived to give a witchcraft...to a parcel of accidental
CbW 6.274 16 ...it is who lives near us of equal social
these only, shall be your life's companions;...
PPo 8.255 12 My phoenix long ago secured/ His nest in
cope;/ In the body's cage immured,/ He was weary of life's hope./
MMEm 10.397 9 Ah me! it was my childhood's thought,/ If
make my web a blot/ On life's fair picture of delight,/ My heart's
would find it right./
HCom 11.340 1 Many loved Truth, and lavished life's
best oil/ Amid the
dust of books to find her,/ Content at last, for guerdon of their
the cast mantle she hath left behind her./
HCom 11.340 8 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/...
SMC 11.348 16 Yea, many a tie, through iteration sweet,/
Strove to detain
their fatal feet;/ And yet the enduring half they chose,/ Whose choice
decides a man life's slave or king,/ The invisible things of God before
seen and known:/ Therefore their memory inspiration blows/ With echoes
gathering on from zone to zone;/...
Mem 12.109 10 You know what is told of the experience
of some persons
who have been recovered from drowning. They relate that their whole
history seemed to pass before them in review.
Milt1 12.267 17 ...Milton deserved the apostrophe of
as the naked heavens, majestic, free,/ So didst thou travel on life's
way/ In cheerful godliness;.../
WSL 12.345 17 What is the quality of the persons
who...have a certain
salutary omnipresence in all our life's history...
lifetime, n. [life-time,] (18)
Comp 2.117 9 Every man in his lifetime needs to thank
SL 2.161 21 This revisal or correction is a constant
force, which, as a
tendency, reaches through our lifetime.
Cir 2.301 8 We are all our lifetime reading the copious
sense of this first of
forms [the circle].
Pt1 3.38 24 Art is the path of the creator to his work.
The paths or methods
are ideal and eternal, though few men ever see them; not the artist
for years, or for a lifetime, unless he come into the conditions.
Pt1 3.41 3 ...the rich poets, as Homer, Chaucer,
Shakspeare, and Raphael, have obviously no limits to their works except
the limits of their lifetime...
Exp 3.45 12 Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our
Exp 3.52 9 ...we look at [men], they seem alive, and we
presume there is
impulse in them. In the moment it seems impulse; in the year, in the
lifetime, it turns out to be a certain uniform tune which the revolving
of the music-box must play.
Exp 3.83 21 The effect is deep and secular as the
cause. It works on periods
in which mortal lifetime is lost.
Mrs1 3.148 25 Once or twice in a lifetime we are
permitted to enjoy the
charm of noble manners...
NR 3.231 24 The property will be found where the labor,
the wisdom and
the virtue have been...in classes and (the whole life-time considered,
the compensations) in the individual also.
UGM 4.16 9 Senates and sovereigns have no
addressing to a human being thoughts out of a certain height, and
presupposing his intelligence. This honor, which is possible in
intercourse scarcely twice in a lifetime, genius perpetually pays;...
ET14 5.238 25 One hint of Franklin, or Watt, or Dalton,
worth all [Bacon's] lifetime of exquisite trifles.
Elo2 8.132 1 The historian Paterculus says of Cicero,
that only in Cicero's
lifetime was any great eloquence in Rome;...
Dem1 10.3 5 The name Demonology covers dreams, omens,
coincidences, luck, sortilege, magic and other experiences
which...deserve notice chiefly
because every man has usually in a lifetime two or three hints in this
which are specially impressive to him.
LS 11.14 16 ...St. Paul was living in the lifetime of
all the apostles who
could give him an account of the transaction [the Last Supper];...
FSLC 11.197 17 Every person who touches this business
Slave Law] is contaminated. There has not been in our lifetime another
moment when public men were personally lowered by their political
FSLN 11.219 23 [Supporters of the Fugitive Slave Law]
had no opinions, they had no memory for what they had been saying like
the Lord's Prayer
all their lifetime...
Milt1 12.248 15 In his lifetime, [Milton] was little or
not at all known as a
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