Maker, Almighty to Making
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
Maker, Almighty, n. (1)
AsSu 11.252 5 ...if our arms at this distance cannot
Sumner] from assassins, we confide the defence of a life so
Almighty Maker of men.
maker, n. (5)
F 6.22 20 ...the lightning...maker of planets and suns,
is in [man].
F 6.26 7 [The mind] is of the maker, not of what is
Civ 7.22 7 When the Indian trail gets widened, graded
and bridged to a
good road...there is...a maker of markets...
PI 8.42 14 ...guided by [thoughts and laws], [the poet]
the part of a spectator to the part of a maker.
CL 12.160 20 ...the zones of plants...are all
thermometers which cannot be
deceived, and will not lie. They are instruments by the best maker.
Maker, n. (4)
SR 2.83 11 That which each can do best, none but his
Maker can teach him.
OS 2.280 13 ...the Maker of all things and all persons
stands behind us...
Carl 10.487 1 Hold with the Maker, not the Made,/ Sit
with the Cause, or
grim or glad./
PLT 12.46 17 He alone is strong and happy who has a
will. The rest are
herds. He uses; they are used. He is of the Maker; they are of the
makers, n. (1)
UGM 4.8 26 ...the makers of tools;...severally make an
easy way for all, through unknown and impossible confusions.
makes, v. (538)
Nat 1.18 22 The succession of native plants in the
pastures and roadsides, which makes the silent clock by which time
tells the summer hours, will
make even the divisions of the day sensible to a keen observer.
Nat 1.22 3 A virtuous man...makes the central figure of
the visible sphere.
Nat 1.28 18 The motion of the earth round its axis and
round the sun, makes the day and the year.
Nat 1.47 11 It is a sufficient account of that
Appearance we call the World, that God will teach a human mind, and so
makes it the receiver of a certain
number of congruent sensations...
Nat 1.52 1 [The poet] unfixes the land and the sea,
makes them revolve
around the axis of his primary thought...
Nat 1.52 11 ...[the poet] invests dust and stones with
humanity, and makes
them the words of the Reason.
Nat 1.52 13 The Imagination may be defined to be the
use which the
Reason makes of the material world.
Nat 1.63 12 ...this [ideal] theory makes nature foreign
Nat 1.69 19 ...[Man] treads down that which doth
befriend him/ When
sickness makes him pale and wan./
Nat 1.69 22 The perception of this class of [spiritual]
truths makes the
attraction which draws men to science...
Nat 1.76 2 Spirit alters, moulds, makes [nature].
AmS 1.89 5 The sluggish and perverted mind of the
once received this book...makes an outcry if it is disparaged.
AmS 1.105 21 The great man makes the great thing.
AmS 1.105 23 Linnaeus makes botany the most alluring of
DSA 1.124 24 The perception of this law of laws awakens
in the mind a
sentiment...which makes our highest happiness.
DSA 1.125 1 [The religious sentiment] makes the sky and
DSA 1.125 12 [The sentiment of virtue] makes [man]
DSA 1.132 3 That which shows God out of me, makes me a
wart and a wen.
DSA 1.150 2 Faith makes us, not we it...
DSA 1.150 3 ...faith makes its own forms.
LE 1.162 3 ...the immortal bards of philosophy,-that
which they have
written out with patient courage, makes me bold.
LE 1.174 27 Inspiration makes solitude anywhere.
MN 1.195 18 It is [great men's] solitude, not their
force, that makes them
MN 1.196 17 ...the thunder...makes a skin-deep cut...
MN 1.200 7 In all animal and vegetable forms, the
that...a mysterious principle of life must be assumed, which not only
inhabits the organ but makes the organ.
MN 1.201 11 There is...no detachment of an individual.
Hence the catholic
character which makes every leaf an exponent of the world.
MN 1.204 1 ...the spirit and peculiarity of that
impression nature makes on
us is this, that it does not exist to any one or to any number of
MN 1.206 16 ...when the genius comes, it makes
MR 1.245 14 How can the man who has learned but one
art, procure all the
conveniences of life honestly? Shall we say all we think?-Perhaps with
own hands. Suppose he collects or makes them ill;-yet he has learned
LT 1.273 21 To [some divine, the wealthy man]
makes the very person of that man his religion;...
LT 1.278 26 ...a consent to solitude and inaction which
proceeds out of an
unwillingness to violate character, is the century which makes the gem.
LT 1.280 18 ...I own our virtue makes me ashamed;...
LT 1.280 27 Give the slave the least elevation of
religious sentiment, and... he not only in his humility...feels that
much deplored condition of his to be
a fading trifle, but he makes you feel it too.
LT 1.289 11 [The Moral Sentiment] makes by its presence
or absence right
LT 1.289 25 The granite is curiously concealed a
thousand formations and
surfaces...but it makes the foundation of these...
Con 1.299 1 Conservatism makes no poetry...
Con 1.299 3 It makes a great difference to your figure
and to your thought
whether your foot is advancing or receding.
Con 1.313 27 ...see you not how every personal
character reacts on the
form, and makes it new?
Con 1.314 1 A strong person makes the law and custom
null before his own
Con 1.318 24 ...[the conservative party] makes so many
supplements to the machine of society that it will play smoothly and
softly, but will no longer grind any grist.
Con 1.319 5 ...[the radical's] theory is right, but he
makes no allowance for
Con 1.319 6 ...[the radical's] theory is right, but he
makes no allowance for
friction; and this omission makes his whole doctrine false.
Con 1.325 27 ...The law...makes [the intemperate,
covetous person] worse
the longer it protects him.
Tran 1.336 20 Of this fine incident, Jacobi, the
Transcendental moralist, makes use...
Tran 1.339 22 This [Transcendental] way of
thinking...falling on Unitarian
and commercial times, makes the peculiar shades of Idealism which we
YA 1.367 26 A garden has this advantage, that it makes
it indifferent where
YA 1.367 27 A well-laid garden makes the face of the
country of no
YA 1.373 15 ...Nature...uses a grinding economy...not a
of sand, for all the ostentation she makes of expense and public works.
YA 1.378 22 ...the historian will see
that...trade...makes peace and keeps
YA 1.383 20 One man buys with [a dime] a land-title of
an Indian, and
makes his posterity princes;...
YA 1.387 2 It is only their dislike of the pretender,
which makes men
sometimes unjust to the accomplished man.
Hist 2.13 22 ...a poet makes twenty fables with one
Hist 2.29 10 ...in that protest which each considerate
person makes against
the superstition of his times, he repeats step for step the part of old
Hist 2.31 24 The philosophical perception of identity
mutations of form makes [man] know the Proteus.
SR 2.46 22 Not for nothing one face, one character, one
fact, makes much
impression on [a man], and another none.
SR 2.48 11 ...one babe commonly makes four or five out
of the adults who
prattle and play to it.
SR 2.53 12 ...for myself it makes no difference whether
I do or forbear
those actions which are reckoned excellent.
SR 2.55 7 This conformity makes [men] not false in a
false in all particulars.
SR 2.59 20 What makes the majesty of the heroes of the
senate and the
SR 2.64 24 We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,
which makes us
receivers of its truth...
SR 2.66 23 Time and space are but physiological colors
which the eye
Comp 2.119 15 The history of persecution is a history
twist a rope of sand. It makes no difference whether the actors be many
Comp 2.121 26 Inasmuch as [the criminal] carries the
malignity and the lie
with him he so far deceases from nature. In some manner there will be a
demonstration of the wrong to the understanding also; but, should we
see it, this deadly deduction makes square the eternal account.
SL 2.129 10 The living Heaven thy prayers respect,/
House at once and
architect,/ .../ And, by the famous might that lurks/ In reaction and
recoil,/ Makes flame to freeze and ice to boil;/...
SL 2.141 23 By doing his work [a man] makes the need
felt which he can
SL 2.143 14 The parts of hospitality...and a thousand
other things, royalty
makes its own estimate of, and a royal mind will.
SL 2.160 7 Virtue is the adherence in action to the
nature of things and the
nature of things makes it prevalent.
SL 2.160 16 Let us...learn that truth alone makes rich
Lov1 2.170 11 ...this passion of which we speak
[love]...makes the aged
participators of it not less than the tender maiden...
Lov1 2.176 16 [Love] makes all things alive and
Lov1 2.177 21 ...[love] makes the clown gentle and
gives the coward heart.
Lov1 2.178 17 ...[the maiden] teaches [the lover's] eye
why Beauty was
pictured with Loves and Graces attending her steps. Her existence makes
the world rich.
Lov1 2.180 20 ...personal beauty is then first charming
and itself...when it
makes the beholder feel his unworthiness;...
Lov1 2.181 27 ...if, accepting the hint of these
visions and suggestions
which beauty makes to [a man's] mind...the lovers contemplate one
in their discourses and their actions, then they pass to the true
Lov1 2.185 19 [Love] makes covenants with Eternal Power
in behalf of this
Fdsp 2.194 23 ...by the divine affinity of virtue with
itself, I find [my
friends], or rather not I, but the Deity in me and in them...now makes
Fdsp 2.200 2 It makes no difference how many friends I
have...if there be
one to whom I am not equal.
Fdsp 2.205 7 We chide the citizen because he makes love
Fdsp 2.215 3 If [my friend] is great, he makes me so
great that I cannot
descend to converse.
Prd1 2.237 4 ...frankness...puts the parties on a
convenient footing and
makes their business a friendship.
Hsm1 2.249 10 A lock-jaw that bends a man's head back
to his heels; hydrophobia that makes him bark at his wife and
babes;...indicate a certain
ferocity in nature...
Hsm1 2.249 11 A lock-jaw that bends a man's head back
to his heels;... insanity that makes him eat grass;...indicate a
certain ferocity in nature...
Hsm1 2.250 9 [Heroism's] rudest form is the contempt
for safety and ease, which makes the attractiveness of war.
Hsm1 2.258 4 A great man makes his climate genial in
the imagination of
OS 2.267 17 What is the universal sense of want and
ignorance, but the fine
innuendo by which the soul makes its enormous claim?
OS 2.270 26 From within or from behind, a light shines
through us upon
things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
OS 2.273 12 See how the deep divine thought...makes
itself present through
OS 2.281 26 ...a certain enthusiasm attends the
of that divine presence [the soul]. The character and duration of this
enthusiasm vary with the state of the individual, from an ecstasy...to
faintest glow of virtuous emotion, in which form it warms...all the
and associations of men, and makes society possible.
OS 2.288 2 The same Omniscience flows into the
intellect and makes what
we call genius.
OS 2.289 7 The great poet makes us feel our own
OS 2.295 10 It makes no difference whether the appeal
is to numbers or to
Cir 2.316 5 One man thinks justice consists in paying
debts, and has no
measure in his abhorrence of another who...makes the creditor wait
Cir 2.321 3 Character makes an overpowering present;...
Int 2.327 16 What is addressed to us for
Int 2.335 27 The relation between [a thought] and you
first makes you, the
value of you, apparent to me.
Int 2.338 13 ...the kingdom of thought has no
inclosures, but the Muse
makes us free of her city.
Int 2.346 4 ...wonderful seems the calm and grand air
of these few [Greek
philosophers], these great spiritual lords...dwelling in a worship
makes the sanctities of Christianity look parvenues and popular;...
Art1 2.365 26 ...a ball-room makes us feel that we are
all paupers in the
almshouse of this world...
Art1 2.366 16 Art makes the same effort which a sensual
Art1 2.366 17 Art makes the same effort which a sensual
Pt1 3.9 26 ...it is not metres, but a metre-making
argument that makes a
Pt1 3.14 1 The soul makes the body, as the wise Spenser
Pt1 3.17 13 Thought makes everything fit for use.
Pt1 3.18 23 ...it is dislocation and detachment from
the life of God that
makes things ugly...
Pt1 3.20 13 The poet...gives [things] a power which
makes their old use
Pt1 3.23 8 [Nature] makes a man;...
Pt1 3.30 6 We seem to be touched by a wand which makes
us dance and
run about happily, like children.
Pt1 3.30 15 ...the metamorphosis once seen, we divine
that it does not stop. I will not now consider how much this makes the
charm of algebra and the
mathematics...but it is felt in every definition;...
Pt1 3.34 11 The poet did not stop at the color or the
form, but read their
meaning; neither may he rest in this meaning, but he makes the same
objects exponents of his new thought.
Pt1 3.36 8 There was this perception in [Swedenborg]
which makes the
poet or seer an object of awe and terror...
Exp 3.65 26 Each of these elements [power and form] in
excess makes a
mischief as hurtful as its defect.
Exp 3.66 15 You who see the artist, the orator, the
poet, too near...conclude
very reasonably that these arts are not for man, but are disease. Yet
will not bear you out. Irresistible nature made men such, and makes
more of such, every day.
Exp 3.68 6 All good conversation, manners and action
come from a
spontaneity which forgets usages and makes the moment great.
Exp 3.76 19 ...it is the eye which makes the horizon...
Exp 3.76 20 ...it is...the rounding mind's eye which
makes this or that man
a type or representative of humanity...
Exp 3.81 8 That need [of seeing things under private
aspect] makes in
morals the capital virtue of self-trust.
Exp 3.82 10 A preoccupied attention is the only answer
to the importunate
frivolity of other people; an attention, and to an aim which makes
Chr1 3.93 5 This immensely stretched trade, which makes
the capes of the
Southern Ocean his wharves and the Atlantic Sea his familiar port,
in [the natural merchant's] brain only;...
Chr1 3.107 20 [Nature] makes very light of gospels and
Chr1 3.108 8 Nature never...makes two men alike.
Chr1 3.111 8 The sufficient reply to the skeptic who
doubts the power and
the furniture of man, is in that possibility of joyful intercourse with
persons, which makes the faith and practice of all reasonable men.
Chr1 3.111 15 I know nothing which life has to offer so
satisfying as the
profound good understanding which can subsist...between two virtuous
men, each of whom is sure of himself and sure of his friend. It is a
happiness which...makes politics, and commerce, and churches, cheap.
Mrs1 3.120 19 ...the salt, the dates, the ivory, and
the gold, for which these
horrible regions are visited, find their way into...countries where
man... establishes a select society...which...adopts and makes its own
personal beauty or extraordinary native endowment anywhere appears.
Mrs1 3.121 10 An element which unites all the most
forcible persons of
every country, makes them intelligible and agreeable to each
be an average result of the character and faculties universally found
Mrs1 3.124 6 In a good lord there must first be a good
animal, at least to
the extent of yielding the incomparable advantage of animal spirits.
ruling class must have more, but they must have these, giving in every
company the sense of power, which makes things easy to be done which
daunt the wise.
Mrs1 3.125 21 Money is not essential, but this wide
power and money] is, which...makes itself felt by men of all classes.
Mrs1 3.126 14 ...the politics of this country, and the
trade of every town, are controlled by these hardy and irresponsible
doers, who have...a broad
sympathy which puts them in fellowship with crowds, and makes their
Mrs1 3.137 19 A gentleman makes no noise;...
Mrs1 3.139 19 That makes the good and bad of manners,
helps or hinders fellowship.
Mrs1 3.152 15 The constitution of our society makes it
a giant's castle to
the ambitious youth who have not found their names enrolled in its
Gts 3.160 14 For common gifts, necessity makes
pertinences and beauty
Nat2 3.175 27 The moral sensibility which makes Edens
and Tempes so
easily, may not be always found, but the material landscape is never
Nat2 3.182 16 That identity [in nature] makes us all
Nat2 3.183 5 The cool disengaged air of natural objects
enviable to us...
Nat2 3.185 21 ...the wary Nature sends a new troop of
fairer forms, of
lordlier youths...makes them a little wrong-headed in that direction in
they are rightest...
Nat2 3.196 18 That power...which makes the whole and
the particle its
equal channel...distils its essence into every drop of rain.
Pol1 3.203 9 Gift...makes [property] as really the new
owner's as labor
made it the first owner's...
Pol1 3.203 11 ...in the other case, of patrimony, the
law makes an
ownership which will be valid in each man's view according to the
which he sets on the public tranquillity.
Pol1 3.211 26 It makes no difference how many tons'
weight of atmosphere
presses on our heads, so long as the same pressure resists it within
Pol1 3.213 14 The wise man [the community] cannot find
in nature, and it
makes awkward but earnest efforts to secure his government by
Pol1 3.216 8 The appearance of character makes the
NR 3.227 3 I observe a person who makes a good public
conclude thence the perfection of his private character, on which this
NER 3.249 7 ...the angel Hope aye makes/ Him an angel
whom she leads./
NER 3.252 18 It was in vain urged by the
develops the saccharine element in the grain, and makes it more
and more digestible.
NER 3.261 2 Many a reformer perishes in his removal of
rubbish; and that
makes the offensiveness of the class.
NER 3.262 14 It makes no difference what you say, you
must make me feel
that you are aloof from [the institution];...
NER 3.276 11 ...if the secret oracles whose whisper
makes the sweetness
and dignity of [a man's] life do here withdraw and accompany him no
longer,--it is time to undervalue what he has valued...
UGM 4.7 12 What is good...makes for itself room, food
UGM 4.7 17 The river makes its own shores...
UGM 4.7 18 ...each legitimate idea makes its own
UGM 4.11 23 Animated chlorine knows of chlorine, and
incarnate zinc, of
zinc. Their quality makes [man's] career;...
UGM 4.28 2 The best discovery the discoverer makes for
PPh 4.39 13 Great havoc makes [Plato] among our
PPh 4.57 6 The synthesis which makes the character of
appears in all his talents.
PPh 4.58 11 [Plato] has...a humanity which makes him
tender for the
superstitions of the people.
PPh 4.60 15 ...[Plato] plays with the doubt, and makes
the most of it...
PPh 4.74 27 Crito bribed the jailer; but Socrates would
not go out by
treachery. Whatever inconvenience ensue, nothing is to be preferred
justice. These things I hear like pipes and drums, whose sound makes me
deaf to every thing you say.
PNR 4.88 9 Shakspeare is a Platonist when he
writes,--Nature is made
better by no mean,/ But nature makes that mean/...
SwM 4.94 2 For other things, I make poetry of them; but
sentiment makes poetry of me.
SwM 4.95 6 The Koran makes a distinct class of those
who are by nature
SwM 4.105 13 ...the proximity of these geniuses, one or
other of whom had
introduced all his leading ideas, makes Swedenborg another example of
difficulty...of proving originality...
SwM 4.106 3 [Swedenborg's] varied and solid knowledge
makes his style
lustrous with points and shooting spiculae of thought...
SwM 4.106 7 The grandeur of the topics makes the
grandeur of [Swedenborg's] style.
SwM 4.107 18 In the animal, nature makes a vertebra, or
a spine of
SwM 4.125 17 [To Swedenborg] Every one makes his own
house and state.
SwM 4.130 27 ...though aware that truth is not solitary
nor is goodness
solitary, but both must ever mix and marry, [Swedenborg] makes war on
SwM 4.136 12 Locke said, God, when he makes the
prophet, does not
unmake the man.
SwM 4.138 17 Euripides rightly said, Goodness and being
in the gods are
one;/ He who imputes ill to them makes them none./
SwM 4.141 11 Melodious poets shall be hoarse as street
ballads when once
the penetrating key-note of nature and spirit is sounded,--the
earth-beat... which makes the tune to which the sun rolls...
SwM 4.142 3 A man should not tell me that he has walked
angels; his proof is that his eloquence makes me one.
MoS 4.165 9 ...though a biblical plainness coupled with
a most uncanonical
levity may shut [Montaigne's] pages to many sensitive readers, yet the
offence is superficial. He parades it: he makes the most of it...
MoS 4.166 18 [Montaigne] makes no hesitation to
entertain you with the
records of his disease...
MoS 4.169 3 Montaigne...likes pain because it makes him
feel himself and
MoS 4.170 21 Talent makes counterfeit ties; genius
finds the real ones.
MoS 4.176 10 ...common sense resumes its tyranny; we
the whole, selfishness...makes the best commerce and the best citizen.
MoS 4.179 17 Shall I add, as one juggle of this
enchantment, the stunning
non-intercourse law which makes co-operation impossible?
MoS 4.183 13 ...I know that [facts] will presently
appear to me in that order
which makes skepticism impossible.
MoS 4.183 24 [The man of thought] can behold with
serenity the yawning
gulf between the ambition of man and his power of performance...which
makes the tragedy of all souls.
ShP 4.200 10 Grotius makes the like remark in respect
to the Lord's Prayer, that the single clauses of which it is composed
were already in use in the
time of Christ...
ShP 4.213 7 ...[Shakespeare] is strong, as nature is
strong, who lifts the
land into mountain slopes without effort and by the same rule as she
bubble in the air, and likes as well to do the one as the other. This
that equality of power in farce, tragedy, narrative, and love-songs;...
ShP 4.213 13 This power...of transferring the inmost
truth of things into
music and verse, makes [Shakespeare] the type of the poet...
NMW 4.227 9 ...[a man of Napoleon's stamp] makes the
NMW 4.227 10 ...[a man of Napoleon's stamp] makes the
weights and measures;...
GoW 4.261 15 The falling drop makes its sculpture in
the sand or the stone.
GoW 4.272 17 This reflective and critical wisdom makes
the poem [Goethe's Helena] more truly the flower of this time.
GoW 4.282 6 It makes a great difference to the force of
whether there be a man behind it
ET1 5.17 22 [Carlyle] still returned to English
abdication by public men of all that public persons should perform.
Government should direct poor men what to do. Poor Irish folk come
wandering over these moors. My dame makes it a rule to give to every
of Adam bread to eat...
ET2 5.28 12 ...that wonderful esprit du corps by which
we adopt into our
self-love every thing we touch, makes us all champions of [a ship's]
ET2 5.29 18 In our graveyards we scoop a pit, but this
aggressive water... makes a mouthful of a fleet.
ET2 5.31 8 ...every noble activity makes room for
ET3 5.38 19 Here [in England] is...a temperature which
exhausting demand on human strength...
ET4 5.44 15 ...you cannot draw the line where a race
begins or ends. Hence
every writer makes a different count.
ET4 5.44 19 ...Mr. Pickering, who lately in our
Expedition thinks he saw all the kinds of men that can be on the
planet, makes eleven [races].
ET4 5.45 13 The British census proper reckons
twenty-seven and a half
millions in the home countries. What makes this census important is the
quality of the units that compose it.
ET4 5.46 18 Every body likes to know that his
advantages cannot be
attributed...to laws and traditions, nor to fortune; but to superior
brain, as it
makes the praise more personal to him.
ET4 5.53 14 In Scotland...the poverty of the country
ET4 5.72 4 Add a certain degree of refinement to the
vivacity of these [English] riders, and you obtain the precise quality
which makes the men
and women of polite society formidable.
ET5 5.85 15 The spirit of system, attention to details,
and the subordination
of details...constitute that dispatch of business which makes the
power of England.
ET5 5.95 7 The agriculturist Bakewell created sheep and
cows and horses
to order, and breeds in which every thing was omitted but what is
economical. The cow is sacrificed to her bag, the ox to his sirloin.
makes sperm-mills of the cattle...
ET5 5.99 26 These private, reserved, mute family-men
[of England] can
adopt a public end with all their heat, and this strength of affection
the romance of their heroes.
ET6 5.104 15 [The Englishman's] vivacity betrays
inarticulate noises he makes in clearing the throat;...
ET6 5.114 23 ...the range of nations from which London
draws, and the
steep contrasts of condition, create the picturesque in society, as
country makes picturesque landscape;...
ET6 5.114 24 ...our prevailing equality makes a prairie
ET7 5.117 11 'T is said that the wolf, who makes a
cache of his prey and
brings his fellows with him to the spot, if, on digging, it is not
instantly and unresistingly torn in pieces.
ET7 5.117 22 Alfred, whom the affection of the nation
makes the type of [the English] race, is called by a writer at the
Norman Conquest, the truth-speaker;...
ET7 5.121 22 ...the Englishman is not fickle. He had
really made up his
mind now for years as he read his newspaper, to hate and despise M.
Guizot; and the altered position of the man as an illustrious exile and
guest in the country, makes no difference to him...
ET7 5.121 27 [The English] require the same adherence,
conviction and reality, in public men. It is the want of character
makes the low reputation of the Irish members.
ET7 5.123 26 A slow temperament makes [the English]
less rapid and
ready than other countrymen...
ET7 5.124 3 This [English] dulness makes their
attachment to home...
ET9 5.144 20 The pursy man [in England]...does wrong in
order to feel his
freedom, and makes a conscience of persisting in it.
ET9 5.144 23 [The Englishman's] confidence in the power
performance of his nation makes him provokingly incurious about other
ET9 5.148 4 ...nature makes nothing in vain...
ET9 5.148 10 [This little superfluity of self-regard in
the English brain]... encourages a frank and manly bearing, so that
each man makes the most of
ET9 5.148 15 A man's personal defects will commonly
have, with the rest
of the world, precisely that importance which they have to himself. If
makes light of them, so will other men.
ET9 5.150 3 [The English] have no curiosity about
foreigners, and answer
any information you may volunteer with Oh, Oh! until the informant
up his mind that they shall die in their ignorance...
ET10 5.160 9 [Steam] makes the motor of the last ninety
ET10 5.160 26 The wise, versatile, all-giving machinery
makes chisels, roads, locomotives, telegraphs.
ET10 5.161 21 Steam has enabled men to choose what law
they will live
under. Money makes place for them.
ET10 5.161 25 ...now that a telegraph line runs through
France and Europe
from London, every message it transmits makes stronger by one thread
band which war will have to cut.
ET11 5.180 20 The predilection of the patricians for
residence in the
country...makes the safety of the English hall.
ET11 5.196 2 Fuller records the observation of
foreigners, that Englishmen, by making their children gentlemen before
they are men, cause they are so
seldom wise men. This cockering justifies Dr. Johnson's bitter apology
primogeniture, that it makes but one fool in a family.
ET12 5.211 17 English wealth falling on their school
training, makes a systematic reading of the best authors...
ET13 5.217 15 ...the gradation of the clergy [in
England]...with the fact that
a classical education has been secured to the clergyman, makes them the
link which unites the sequestered peasantry with the intellectual
advancement of the age.
ET13 5.227 3 ...a bishop [in England] is only a
surpliced merchant. Through his lawn I can see the bright buttons of
the shopman's coat glitter. A wealth like that of Durham makes almost a
premium on felony.
ET14 5.234 15 This mental materialism makes the value
ET14 5.234 19 The Saxon materialism and narrowness,
exalted into the
sphere of intellect, makes the very genius of Shakspeare and Milton.
ET14 5.235 11 A good [English] writer, if he has
indulged in a Roman
roundness, makes haste to chasten and nerve his period by English
ET14 5.242 11 In England these [generalizations]...do
all have a kind of
filial retrospect to Plato and the Greeks. Of this kind is...the theory
Swedenborg...that the man makes his heaven and hell;...
ET14 5.245 6 Doctor Johnson's written abstractions have
little value; the
tone of feeling in them makes their chief worth.
ET14 5.250 6 ...where impatience of the tricks of men
amiable...the inevitable recoil is to heroism...
ET15 5.269 7 [The London Times] makes rude work with
the Board of
ET16 5.277 13 It was pleasant to see
stones and a lintel laid across...were like what is most permanent on
face of the planet: these, and the barrows,--mere mounds...like the
mound on the plain of Troy, which still makes good to the passing
on Hellespont, the vaunt of Homer...
ET16 5.283 1 There is also some curious coincidence [to
Stukeley] in the
names. Apollodorus makes Magnes the son of Aeolus, who married Nais.
ET18 5.302 10 ...this perfunctory hospitality puts...no
check on that
puissant nationality which makes their existence incompatible with all
is not English.
ET18 5.306 4 You cannot account for [Englishmen's]
success by their
Christianity, commerce, charter, common law, Parliament, or letters,
the contumacious sharp-tongued energy of English naturel...which makes
all these its instruments.
F 6.6 21 ...now and then an amiable parson...believes
in a pistareen-Providence, which, whenever the good man wants a dinner,
somebody shall knock at his door and leave a half-dollar.
F 6.9 6 Every spirit makes its house;...
F 6.18 25 Punch makes exactly one capital joke a
F 6.24 2 ...the dogma [of Fate] makes a different
impression when it is held
by the weak and lazy.
F 6.28 12 If thought makes free, so does the moral
F 6.33 7 ...the wild beasts [man] makes useful for
F 6.38 12 ...nature makes every creature do its own
F 6.38 14 The planet makes itself.
F 6.38 15 The animal cell makes itself;...
F 6.39 3 The vegetable eye makes leaf, pericarp, root,
bark, or thorn, as the
F 6.39 18 Person makes event...
F 6.49 16 Let us build to the Beautiful Necessity,
which makes man brave...
Pow 6.58 23 There is always room for a man of force,
and he makes room
Pow 6.59 1 [The strong man's] eye makes estates...
Pow 6.71 26 We say...that [success] is of main efficacy
in carrying on the
world, and though rarely found in the right state for an article of
commerce, but oftener in the super-saturate or excess which makes it
destructive,--yet it cannot be spared...
Pow 6.74 1 ...the one evil [in life] is dissipation;
and it makes no difference
whether our dissipations are coarse or fine;...
Pow 6.82 6 A day is a more magnificent cloth than any
mechanism that makes it is infinitely cunninger...
Wth 6.86 11 One man has stronger arms or longer legs;
another sees by the
course of streams and the growth of markets where land will be wanted,
makes a clearing to the river, goes to sleep and wakes up rich.
Wth 6.92 8 The brave workman...must replace the grace
forfeited, by the merit of the work done. No matter whether he makes
shoes, or statues, or laws.
Wth 6.92 19 The statue is so beautiful that it...makes
the market a silent
gallery for itself.
Wth 6.100 5 The right merchant is...a man...who makes
up his decision on
what he has seen.
Wth 6.102 14 Every step of civil advancement makes
every man's dollar
Wth 6.103 24 Is [the dollar] not instantly enhanced by
the increase of
equity? If a trader refuses to sell his vote...he makes so much more
Wth 6.112 6 Nature arms each man with some faculty
which enables him
to do easily some feat impossible to any other, and thus makes him
necessary to society.
Wth 6.114 18 ...if a man have a genius for painting,
poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and
an ill provider...
Ctr 6.131 6 A topical memory makes [a man] an
Ctr 6.131 7 ...a skill to get money makes [a man] a
miser, that is, a beggar.
Ctr 6.131 14 For performance, nature has no mercy, and
performer to get it done; makes a dropsy or a tympany of him.
Ctr 6.131 15 If [nature] wants a thumb, she makes one
at the cost of arms
Ctr 6.151 14 ...dress makes a little restraint;...
Wsp 6.222 12 ...after a little experience [the
countryman] makes the
discovery that there are no large cities...
Wsp 6.234 11 In the greatest destitution and calamity
[the moral] surprises
man with a feeling of elasticity which makes nothing of loss.
Wsp 6.237 27 Honor him...who does not shine, and would
rather not. With
eyes open, he makes the choice of virtue which outrages the
CbW 6.246 21 ...whatever makes us either think or feel
strongly, adds to
CbW 6.250 13 Nature makes fifty poor melons for one
that is good...
CbW 6.252 21 ...this beast-force, whilst it makes the
discipline of the
world...has provoked in every age the satire of wits...
CbW 6.254 24 The sharpest evils are bent into that
makes the errors of planets...self-limiting.
CbW 6.269 14 ...a blockhead makes a blockhead of his
CbW 6.274 1 It makes no difference, in looking back
five years, how you
have been dieted or dressed;...
CbW 6.274 13 ...it is marriage, fit or unfit, that
makes our home...
Bty 6.281 19 The want of sympathy makes [the
ornithologist's] record a
Bty 6.286 23 Every spirit makes its house...
Bty 6.288 23 ...the working of this deep instinct makes
all the excitement... about works of art...
Bty 6.289 1 Every man values every acquisition he makes
in the science of
beauty, above his possessions.
Bty 6.290 20 It is...health of constitution that makes
the sparkle and the
power of the eye.
Bty 6.295 4 Beauty is the quality which makes to
Bty 6.301 16 This is the triumph of
expression...charming us with a power
so fine and friendly and intoxicating that it makes admired persons
Ill 6.316 14 We find a delight in the beauty and
happiness of children that
makes the heart too big for the body.
Ill 6.317 7 [The new style or mythology] is like the
cement which the
peddler sells at the door; he makes broken crockery hold with it, but
can never buy of him a bit of the cement which will make it hold when
Ill 6.320 2 There is illusion that shall deceive even
the performer of the
miracle. Though he make his body, he denies that he makes it.
Civ 7.21 6 The power which the sea requires in the
sailor makes a man of
him very fast...
Civ 7.28 18 I admire still more than the saw-mill the
skill which, on the
seashore, makes the tides drive the wheels and grind corn...
Art2 7.49 21 In eloquence, the great triumphs of the
consciously [the orator] makes himself the mere tongue of the occasion
Elo1 7.61 20 The eloquence of one [man]
stimulates...all others to a degree
that makes them good receivers and conductors...
Elo1 7.68 5 When each auditor...shudders...with fear
lest all will heavily
fail through one bad speech, mere energy and mellowness [in the orator]
then inestimable. Wisdom and learning would be harsh and unwelcome,
compared with...a hue-and-cry style of harangue, which inundates the
assembly with a flood of animal spirits, and makes all safe and
Elo1 7.71 2 The more indolent and imaginative
complexion of the Eastern
nations makes them much more impressible by these appeals to the fancy.
Elo1 7.76 2 ...this precious person makes a speech
which is printed and
read all over the Union...
Elo1 7.86 20 ...it is the certainty with which...the
truth stares us in the face... that makes the interest of a court-room
to the intelligent spectator.
Elo1 7.93 17 This terrible earnestness [of the eloquent
man] makes good
the ancient superstition of the hunter, that the bullet will hit its
is first dipped in the marksman's blood.
DL 7.110 27 [The citizen's] house ought to show us his
honest opinion of
what makes his well-being when he rests among his kindred...
DL 7.124 11 In men, it is their...removal to the East
or to the West, or some
other magnified trifle which makes the meridian movement...
DL 7.128 11 ...the sufficient reply to the skeptic who
competence of man to elevate and to be elevated is in that desire and
to stand in joyful and ennobling intercourse with individuals, which
the faith and the practice of all reasonable men.
DL 7.129 3 [Friendship] is the happiness which...makes
commerce and churches cheap.
Farm 7.138 21 It is the beauty of the great economy of
the world that
makes [the farmer's] comeliness.
Farm 7.141 9 He who...so much as puts a stone seat by
the wayside, makes
the land so far lovely and desirable...
Farm 7.141 10 He who...so much as puts a stone seat by
the wayside... makes a fortune which he cannot carry away with him...
Farm 7.148 20 The high wall reflecting the heat back on
the soil gives that
acre a quadruple share of sunshine...and makes a little Cuba within
WD 7.160 24 The old Hebrew king said, He makes the
wrath of man to
WD 7.164 22 A man makes a picture or a book, and, if it
succeeds, 't is
often the worse for him.
WD 7.185 19 ...this is the progress of every earnest
skills...to the finer economy which respects the quality of what is
done, and...the fidelity with which it flows from ourselves; then to
the depth of
thought it betrays, looking to its universality, or that its roots are
in eternity, not in time. Then it flows from character, that sublime
us great in all conditions...
Boks 7.203 16 The reader of these books [of the
Platonists] makes new
acquaintance with his own mind;...
Clbs 7.226 3 ...the staple of conversation is widely
unlike in its circles. Sometimes it is facts...sometimes it is love,
and makes the balm of our early
and of our latest days;...
Clbs 7.226 17 ...the sound of some bells makes us think
of the bell merely...
Clbs 7.236 21 ...Dr. Johnson impresses his company, not
only by the point
of the remark, but also...because he makes it.
Clbs 7.241 7 ...it is not this class, whom the splendor
accomplishment...makes them chancellors and commanders of council and
of action...whom we now consider.
Clbs 7.241 9 ...it is not this class, whom the splendor
accomplishment...makes them at last fatalists...whom we now consider.
Clbs 7.243 12 The history of the Hotel Rambouillet and
its brilliant circles
makes an important date in French civilization.
Cour 7.253 18 [Self-Sacrifice] makes the renown of the
heroes of Greece
Cour 7.263 9 Use makes a better soldier than the most
considerations of duty...
Cour 7.271 12 The true temper has genial influences. It
makes a bond of
union between enemies.
Cour 7.275 9 There are degrees of courage, and each
step upward makes us
acquainted with a higher virtue.
Suc 7.296 1 'T is the fulness of man that...makes his
Shakspeares and Homers so great.
Suc 7.296 17 'T is the good reader that makes the good
Suc 7.308 5 A man is a man only as he makes life and
nature happier to us.
Suc 7.309 4 Nature lays the ground-plan of each
veils it scrupulously. See how carefully she covers up the skeleton.
... She... forces death down underground, and makes haste to cover it
up with leaves
Suc 7.309 25 Good will makes insight...
Suc 7.310 27 ...this witty malefactor [the cynic] makes
[the most sanguine'
s] little hope less with satire and skepticism...
Suc 7.311 19 ...[the inner life] makes no progress;...
Suc 7.311 24 ...we have powers, connection, children,
reputations, professions; this [inner life] makes no account of them
Suc 7.311 26 ...[the inner life] makes the present
OA 7.316 4 Cicero makes no reference to the illusions
which cling to the
element of time...
OA 7.327 21 ...at the end of fifty years, [a man's]
soul is appeased by
seeing some sort of correspondence between his wish and his possession.
This makes the value of age...
PI 8.3 23 ...the most imaginative and abstracted person
never makes with
impunity the least mistake in this particular,--never tries to kindle
PI 8.5 11 Thin or solid, everything is in flight. I
believe this conviction
makes the charm of chemistry...
PI 8.12 16 Genius thus [through figurative speech]
makes the transfer from
one part of Nature to a remote part...
PI 8.12 18 Genius thus [through figurative
speech]...betrays the rhymes and
echoes that pole makes with pole.
PI 8.19 25 ...mountains, crystals, plants, animals, are
seen; that which
makes them is not seen...
PI 8.24 1 How long it took to find out what a day was,
or what this sun, that
PI 8.25 4 This metonymy, or seeing the same sense in
things so diverse, gives a pure pleasure. Every one of a million times
we find a charm in the
metamorphosis. It makes us dance and sing.
PI 8.30 7 The right poetic mood is or makes a more
PI 8.39 25 Michel Angelo is largely filled with the
Creator that made and
PI 8.57 6 The metallic force of primitive words makes
the superiority of the
remains of the rude ages.
PI 8.58 20 [The wind] makes no perturbation in the
place where God wills
it,/ On the sea, on the land./
SA 8.79 17 ...how impossible to...acquire good manners,
unless by living
with the well-bred from the start; and this makes the value of wise
forethought to give ourselves and our children as much as possible the
of cultivated society.
SA 8.81 7 The perfect defence and isolation which
[manners] effect makes
an insuperable protection.
SA 8.86 14 A man makes his inferiors his superiors by
SA 8.96 22 A lady of my acquaintance said, I don't care
so much for what
they say as I do for what makes them say it.
SA 8.97 5 ...there are...people on whom speech makes no
SA 8.105 7 No matter what the object is, so it be good,
this flame of desire
makes life sweet and tolerable.
SA 8.105 8 [This flame of desire] reinforces the heart
that feels it, makes all
its acts and words gracious and interesting.
Elo2 8.113 5 ...[the eloquent man] makes [the people]
glad or angry or
penitent at his pleasure;...
Elo2 8.113 6 ...[the eloquent man]...of enemies makes
Elo2 8.114 20 ...you may find [the orator] in some
lowly Bethel, by the
seaside...a man who...speaks by the right of being the person in the
assembly who has the most to say, and so makes all other speakers
little and cowardly before his face.
Elo2 8.122 22 If indignation makes verses, as Horace
says, it is not less true
that a good indignation makes an excellent speech.
Elo2 8.122 23 ...a good indignation makes an excellent
Elo2 8.132 7 ...when a great sentiment...makes itself
deeply felt in any age
or country, then great orators appear.
Res 8.137 14 ...whether searched by the plough of
chain of Picard, or the submarine telegraph,--to every one of these
experiments [the earth] makes a gracious response.
Res 8.140 18 The marked events in history...each of
the tough barbarous sinew, and brings it into that state of sensibility
makes the transition to civilization possible and sure.
Res 8.144 19 The sailor by his boat and sail makes a
ford out of deepest
Res 8.149 3 [The good aunt] relies on the same
principle that makes the
strength of Newton,--alternation of employment.
Comc 8.160 9 ...[the man of the world's] eye wandering
the rule to the crooked, lying, thieving fact, makes the eyes run over
Comc 8.160 13 The presence of the ideal of right and of
truth in all action
makes the yawning delinquencies of practice remorseful to the
Comc 8.163 6 Wit makes its own welcome...
Comc 8.165 1 ...the inertia of men inclines them, when
the [religious] sentiment sleeps, to imitate that thing it did;
it...makes the mistake of the
wig for the head...
QO 8.192 25 Whoever expresses to us a just thought
makes ridiculous the
pains of the critic who should tell him where such a word had been said
QO 8.201 17 The profound apprehension of the Present is
makes the Past forgotten.
PC 8.215 20 ...a certain enormity of culture makes a
man invisible to his
PC 8.231 22 It is the ardor of the assailant that makes
the vigor of the
PPo 8.247 19 ...a large utterance, a river that makes
its own shores...this
generosity of ebb and flow satisfies...
PPo 8.248 13 [The mind] indicates this respect to
absolute truth by the use
it makes of the symbols that are most stable and reverend...
PPo 8.248 21 [Hafiz] tells his mistress that not the
dervish, or the monk, but the lover, has in his heart the spirit which
makes the ascetic and the
Insp 8.292 1 When the spirit chooses you for its scribe
to publish some
commandment, it makes you odious to men and men odious to you...
Grts 8.307 4 ...there is a teaching for [every man]
from within...and, the
more it is trusted, separates and signalizes him, while it makes him
important and necessary to society.
Grts 8.308 6 Clinging to Nature, or to that province of
Nature which he
knows, [the commander] makes no mistakes...
Grts 8.310 26 The shoemaker makes a good shoe because
Grts 8.310 27 The shoemaker makes a good shoe because
Grts 8.312 18 [The great man] makes himself of no
Grts 8.319 6 These may serve as local examples [of real
heroes] to indicate
a magnetism...which makes [the scholar] require geniality and humanity
Grts 8.320 10 ...the difference of level which makes
Niagara a cataract, makes eloquence, indignation, poetry, in him who
finds there is much to
Grts 8.320 10 ...the difference of level...makes
eloquence, indignation, poetry, in him who finds there is much to
Grts 8.320 14 With self-respect...there must be in the
aspirant the strong
fellow feeling, the humanity, which makes men of all classes warm to
as their leader and representative.
Imtl 8.324 17 The credence of men...makes their manners
Imtl 8.330 19 I was lately told of young children who
feel a certain terror at
the assurance of life without end. What! will it never stop? the child
said; what! never die? never, never? It makes me feel so tired.
Imtl 8.342 12 It is a proverb of the world that good
Imtl 8.347 25 A great integrity makes us immortal...
Imtl 8.347 26 ...an admiration, a deep love, a strong
will, arms us above
fear. It makes a day memorable.
Dem1 10.12 8 Nature, said Swedenborg, makes almost as
much demand on
our faith as miracles do.
Dem1 10.15 15 The belief that particular individuals
are attended by a good
fortune which makes them desirable associates in any enterprise of
uncertain success, exists not only among those who take part in
and military projects...
Dem1 10.19 3 It would be easy in the political history
of every time to
furnish examples of this irregular success, men having a force which
without virtue...yet makes them prevailing.
Dem1 10.20 11 The Ego partial makes the dream; the Ego
Aris 10.36 9 The English government and people...may
mistakes [in bestowing titles]; but Nature makes none.
Aris 10.45 26 Dull people think it Fortune that makes
one rich and another
Aris 10.46 18 I only point in passing to the order of
the universe, which
makes a rotation...
Aris 10.47 9 All spiritual or real power makes its own
Aris 10.55 8 What is it that makes the true knight?
Loyalty to his thought.
Aris 10.55 9 What is it that makes the true knight?
Loyalty to his thought. That makes the beautiful scorn...which all men
Aris 10.61 18 The generous soul, on arriving in a new
port, makes instant
preparation for a new voyage.
PerF 10.75 8 [The farmer] put his days into carting
from the distant swamp
the mountain of muck which has been trundled about until it now makes
cover of fruitful soil.
PerF 10.78 12 It would be easy to awake wonder by
performance of each of these mental forces; as...of the Imagination,
turns every dull fact into pictures and poetry, by making it an emblem
thought. What a power, when, combined with the analyzing understanding,
it makes Eloquence;...
PerF 10.83 15 The last revelation of intellect and of
sentiment is that in a
manner it...makes known to [the man] that the spiritual powers are
sufficient to him if no other being existed;...
Chr2 10.97 11 The poor Jews of the wilderness cried:
Let not the Lord
speak to us; let Moses speak to us. But the simple and sincere soul
the contrary prayer: Let no intruder come between thee and me;...
Chr2 10.122 12 [Character] makes no stipulations for
Edc1 10.142 23 Culture makes [the youth's] books
realities to him...
Edc1 10.145 4 This is the perpetual romance of new
life...when [God] sends into quiet houses a young soul...looking for
something which is not
there, but which ought to be there...he makes wild attempts to explain
himself and invoke the aid and consent of the bystanders.
Edc1 10.148 1 By many steps...the hesitating collegian,
in the school
debate...in mock court, comes at last to full, secure, triumphant
his thought in the popular assembly, with a fulness of power that makes
the steps forgotten.
Edc1 10.157 5 The will, the male power...makes that
military eye which
controls boys as it controls men;...
Supl 10.166 1 The exaggeration of which I complain
makes plain fact the
more welcome and refreshing.
Supl 10.177 2 ...[Nature]...in the East...makes ecstasy
Supl 10.178 25 ...Nature...makes these two tendencies
[of the East and the
West] necessary each to the other...
SovE 10.184 27 The poor grub, in the hole of a tree, by
yielding itself to
Nature, goes blameless through its low part...expands into a beautiful
with rainbow wings, and makes a part of the summer day.
SovE 10.197 11 What is this intoxicating
sentiment...that makes this doll a
dweller in ages...
SovE 10.197 17 ...the good of the whole, or what I call
the right, makes me
SovE 10.198 25 ...it is...our negligence...of these
sentiments, that makes religion cold and life low.
SovE 10.200 15 ...as the [moral] sentiment purifies and
rises, it leaves
crowds. It makes churches of two, churches of one.
Prch 10.223 17 I find myself always struck and
stimulated by a good
anecdote, any trait...of faithful service. I do not find that the age
makes the least difference;...
Prch 10.223 26 ...there is a statement of religion
possible which makes all
Prch 10.232 9 ...it were inhuman to affect ignorance or
Sundays to what makes our blood beat and our countenance dejected
Saturday or Monday.
MoL 10.247 26 Man makes no more impression on
[Nature's] wealth than
the caterpillar or the cankerworm...
MoL 10.251 14 I asked the first [West Point] Cadet, Who
makes your bed? I do.
MoL 10.252 15 Thought makes us men;...
Schr 10.261 18 ...in coming among strange faces we find
that the love of
letters makes us friends...
Schr 10.263 23 [Intellect] is the power that makes the
world incarnated in
Schr 10.266 8 [Nature]...comes in with a new ravishing
makes the old time ridiculous.
Schr 10.278 10 A very little intellectual force makes a
Schr 10.281 14 Plotinus makes no apologies, he says
knowledge of the senses is truly ludicrous.
Schr 10.282 17 The spiritual nature exhibits itself so
in its counteraction to
any accumulation of material force. There is no mass that can be a
counterweight for it. This makes one man good against mankind.
Schr 10.283 12 [Whosoever looks with heed into his
thoughts] will find
there is somebody within him that knows more than he does...makes no
progress, but was wise in youth as in age.
Schr 10.283 24 ...trusted and obeyed in happy natures
[mother-wit]... makes new means for its great ends.
Plu 10.297 27 [Plutarch] had that universal sympathy
with genius which
makes all its victories his own;...
Plu 10.298 21 The range of mind makes the glad writer.
Plu 10.302 14 ...[Plutarch] is read to the neglect of
more careful historians. Yet he inspires a curiosity, sometimes makes a
necessity, to read them.
Plu 10.302 25 [Plutarch] has preserved for us a
multitude of precious
sentences...of authors whose books are lost; and these embalmed
fragments...have come to be proverbs of later mankind. I hope it is
immense ignorance that makes me believe that they do not survive out of
Plu 10.303 18 [Plutarch's] delight in poetry makes him
cite with joy the
speech of Gorgias...
Plu 10.308 23 'T is a temperance, not an eclecticism,
which makes [Plutarch] adverse to the severe Stoic, or the
Gymnosophist, or Diogenes, or any other extremist.
Plu 10.314 27 ...[Plutarch] makes a fight against
Fortune whenever she is
Plu 10.316 18 ...nothing so resembles an animal as
fire. It is moved and
nourished by itself, and by its brightness, like the soul, discovers
Plu 10.316 21 ...nothing so resembles an animal as
fire. It is moved and
nourished by itself, and...in its quenching shows some power that seems
proceed from a vital principle, for it makes a noise and resists...
LLNE 10.352 19 [Fourier]...skips the faculty of
life...which makes or
supplants a thousand phalanxes and New Harmonies with each pulsation.
MMEm 10.426 12 Sadness is better than walking talking
somnambulism. Yes, this entire solitude with the Being who makes the
powers of life!
Thor 10.470 15 The redstart was flying about, and
presently the fine
grosbeaks, whose brilliant scarlet makes the rash gazer wipe his eye...
Thor 10.477 1 [Thoreau's] habitual thought makes all
his poetry a hymn to
the Cause of causes...
Carl 10.492 9 [Young men] go for free
institutions...and only giving
opportunity and motive to every man; [Carlyle] for stringent
government, that shows people what they must do, and makes them do it.
LS 11.21 17 What I revere and obey in [Christianity] is
perfect accord it makes with my reason through all its representation
God and His Providence;...
EWI 11.99 5 We are met to exchange congratulations on
the anniversary of
an event singular in the history of civilization; a day of reason;...of
which makes us better than a flock of birds and beasts;...
EWI 11.138 1 This moral force perpetually reinforces
and dignifies the
friends of this cause [emancipation in the West Indies]. It...gave that
superiority in reason, in imagery, in eloquence, which makes in all
countries anti-slavery meetings so attractive...
War 11.153 9 New territory, augmented numbers and
call out new virtues and abilities, and the tribe makes long strides.
War 11.156 26 Not only the moral sentiment, but trade,
whatever makes intercourse, conspire to put [war] down.
War 11.167 1 At a certain stage of his progress, the
man fights, if he be of
sound body and mind. At a certain higher stage, he makes no offensive
War 11.172 11 What makes to us the attractiveness of
the Greek heroes? of
War 11.172 12 What makes the attractiveness of that
romantic style of
living which is the material of ten thousand plays and romances...
FSLC 11.183 27 It is not skill in iron locomotives that
makes so fine
FSLC 11.186 21 An immoral law makes it a man's duty to
FSLC 11.188 22 I thought that all men of all conditions
had been made
sharers of a certain experience, that in certain rare and retired
had been made to see...what makes the essence of rational beings...
FSLC 11.188 27 ...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 11.200 12 ...the Nemesis works underneath again.
It is a power that
makes noonday dark...
FSLC 11.205 7 The scraps of morality to be gleaned from
[Webster's] speeches are reflections of the mind of others; he says
what he hears said, but often makes signal blunders in their use.
FSLN 11.217 6 ...I see what havoc it makes with any
good mind, a
FSLN 11.237 17 ...as well-doing makes power and wisdom,
FSLN 11.244 13 I respect the Anti-Slavery Society. It
is the Cassandra that
has foretold all that has befallen...years ago; foretold all, and no
man laid it
to heart. It seemed, as the Turks say, Fate makes that a man should not
believe his own eyes.
JBS 11.278 26 ...I incline to accept [John Brown's] own
account of the
matter at Charlestown, which makes the date a little older, when he
said, This was all settled millions of years before the world was made.
JBS 11.281 12 Who makes the abolitionist? The
TPar 11.291 10 I can readily forgive [silence], only
not the other, the false
tongue which makes the worse appear the better cause.
ACiv 11.299 3 We have attempted to hold together two
civilization: a higher state, where labor and the tenure of land and
of suffrage are democratical; and a lower state, in which the old
tenure of prisoners or slaves, and of power and land in a few hands,
ACiv 11.307 19 ...Slavery makes and keeps disunion,
removes the whole objection to union.
ACiv 11.308 25 What is so foolish as the terror lest
the blacks should be
made furious by freedom and wages? It is denying these that is the
outrage, and makes the danger from the blacks.
EPro 11.318 18 'T is wonderful what power is...and how
its ill use makes
EPro 11.319 25 This act [the Emancipation Proclamation]
makes that the
lives of our heroes have not been sacrificed in vain.
EPro 11.319 27 [The Emancipation Proclamation] makes a
victory of our
EPro 11.322 14 If [taxes] go to fill up this yawning
Dismal Swamp, which...neutralized hitherto all the vast capabilities of
this taxation, which makes the land wholesome and habitable...is the
investment in which property-holder ever lodged his earnings.
EPro 11.325 8 ...the aim of the war on our part is...to
destroy the piratic
feature in [Southern society] which makes it our enemy only as it is
enemy of the human race...
ALin 11.337 18 There is a serene Providence which rules
the fate of
nations, which makes little account of time...
ALin 11.337 19 There is a serene Providence which rules
the fate of
nations, which...makes no account of disasters...
ALin 11.337 25 [Providence] makes its own
HCom 11.342 20 ...it is the gentle soul that makes the
firm hero after all.
EdAd 11.386 16 Every material organization exists to a
moral end, which
makes the reason of its existence.
Wom 11.408 14 So much sympathy as [women] have makes
inestimable as the mediators between those who have knowledge and those
who want it...
Wom 11.408 17 ...[women's] fine organization, their
taste and love of
details, makes the knowledge they give better in their hands.
Wom 11.425 4 ...let [new opinions] make their way by
the upper road, and
not by the way of manufacturing public opinion, which...makes
Wom 11.425 25 Slavery it is that makes slavery;...
SHC 11.435 4 ...though we make much ado in our praises
of Italy or
Andes, Nature makes not so much difference.
RBur 11.439 8 ...I do not know by what untoward
accident it has chanced... that...it should fall to me, the worst
Scotsman of all, to receive your
commands...to respond to the sentiment just offered, and which indeed
makes the occasion [the Burns Festival].
ChiE 11.470 6 Nature...in the East...inculcates a
beatitude to be found in
escape from all organization and all personality, and makes ecstasy an
FRO1 11.478 11 ...[the church] cannot inspire the
makes the romance of history.
FRO2 11.488 13 This claim [of miraculour dispensation]
impairs, to my
mind, the soundness of him who makes it...
FRO2 11.489 16 ...do not attempt to elevate [the lesson
of the New
Testament] out of humanity, by saying, This was not a man, for then you
confound it with the fables of every popular religion, and my distrust
story makes me distrust the doctrine as soon as it differs from my own
CPL 11.497 3 ...that Concord Library makes Concord as
good as Rome, Paris or London, for the hour;...
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 21 Many times the reading of a book has made
the fortune of
the man,-has decided his way of life. It makes friends.
FRep 11.521 7 ...we...shrink from an act of our own.
Every such act makes
a man famous...
FRep 11.522 20 [The American] is easily fed with wheat
and game, with
Ohio wine, but his brain is also pampered by finer draughts, by
power and by the power in the railroad board, in the mills, or the
banks. This...gives, of course, an easy self-reliance that makes him
FRep 11.532 21 ...as soon as the success stops and the
blunders, [our people] quit him;...and they transfer the repute of
to the next prosperous person who has not yet blundered. Of course this
levity makes them as easily despond.
FRep 11.534 10 [A man's life] is manufactured for him.
The tailor makes
your dress; the baker your bread...
FRep 11.535 4 ...the land and sea educate the people,
and bring out
presence of mind, self-reliance, and hundred-handed activity. These are
people for an emergency. They...can find a way out of any peril. This
and ready force...makes them fit citizens and civilizers.
PLT 12.6 7 Whilst we converse with truths as thoughts,
they exist also as
plastic forces; as...the genius or constitution of any part of Nature,
makes it what it is.
PLT 12.7 26 ...the course of things makes the scholars
either egotists or
worldly and jocose.
PLT 12.15 25 What but thought...makes us better than
cow or cat?
PLT 12.16 21 ...I have a suspicion that, as geologists
say every river makes
its own valley, so does this mystic stream.
PLT 12.16 22 ...I have a suspicion that, as geologists
say every river makes
its own valley, so does this mystic stream. It makes its valley, makes
banks and makes perhaps the observer too.
PLT 12.16 23 ...I have a suspicion that, as geologists
say every river makes
its own valley, so does this mystic stream. It makes its valley, makes
banks and makes perhaps the observer too.
PLT 12.17 4 ...I believe...that mind makes the senses
it sees with;...
PLT 12.19 25 Whilst we consider this appetite of the
mind to arrange its
phenomena, there is another fact which makes this useful.
PLT 12.20 2 There is in Nature a parallel unity which
corresponds to the
unity in the mind and makes it available.
PLT 12.33 17 The healthy mind...sees things in place,
or makes discoveries.
PLT 12.50 20 The excess of individualism, when it is
the Supreme Reason, makes that vice which we stigmatize as monotones,
men of one idea...
PLT 12.52 8 [Imbalance of faculties] makes
inconvenience in society...
PLT 12.54 17 [The tree or the brook]...makes one and
the same impression
and effect at all times.
PLT 12.61 27 Good will makes insight.
II 12.75 10 [The inner mind] is one, it belongs to all:
yet how to impart it? This makes the perpetual problem of education.
II 12.80 24 Plant the pitch-pine in a sand-bank, where
is no food, and it
thrives, and presently makes a grove...
II 12.81 3 ...the force of method and the force of will
Mem 12.99 9 ...there is a wild memory in children and
youth which makes
what is early learned impossible to forget;...
Mem 12.105 17 ...we understand best what we like; for
this doubles our
power of attention, and makes it our own.
Mem 12.108 21 The divine is...the life that can well
bury the old in the
omnipotency with which it makes all things new.
Mem 12.110 6 With every broader generalization which
the mind makes... its retrospect is also wider.
CInt 12.118 4 ...ambition makes insane.
CInt 12.123 17 ...each talent links itself so fast with
self-love and with
petty advantage that it...sets up for itself, and makes confusion.
CL 12.140 15 The importance to the intellect of
exposing the body and
brain to the fine mineral and imponderable agents of the air makes the
interest in the subject.
CL 12.145 14 [The farmer] makes every cloud in the sky,
and every beam
of the sun, serve him.
CL 12.147 18 ...Nature makes a like impression on age
as on youth.
CL 12.147 27 I admire the taste which makes the avenue
to a house... through a wood;...
CL 12.153 5 The freedom [of the sea] makes the observer
feel as a slave.
CW 12.175 21 I admire the taste which makes the avenue
to the house... through a wood;...
Bost 12.193 27 In our own age we are learning to look,
as on chivalry, at
the sweetness of that ancient piety which makes the genius of St.
Bernard, Latimer, Scougal...
Bost 12.197 3 ...the necessity, which always presses
the Northerner, of
providing fuel and many clothes and tight houses and much food against
long winter, makes him anxiously frugal...
Bost 12.197 18 In the midst of [New England's]
laborious and economical
and rude and awkward population...you shall not unfrequently meet that
refinement...which makes the elegance of wealth look stupid...
Bost 12.203 8 ...there is always [in Boston]...always a
heresiarch, whom the
governor and deputies labor with but cannot silence. Some new light,
new doctrinaire who makes an unnecessary ado to establish his dogma;...
MAng1 12.228 21 [Michelangelo] used to make to a single
figure nine, ten, or twelve heads...seeking that there should be in the
composition a certain
universal grace such as Nature makes...
Milt1 12.254 8 There is something pleasing in the
affection with which we
can regard a man [Milton]...who...by an influence purely spiritual
jealous for his fame as for that of a near friend.
Milt1 12.262 26 ...the foremost impression [Milton's]
character makes is
that of elegance.
Milt1 12.268 11 The memorable covenant, which in his
youth...[Milton] makes with God and his reader, expressed the faith of
his old age.
Milt1 12.277 20 What schools and epochs of common
rhymers would it
need to make a counterbalance to the severe oracles of [Milton's]
muse:- In them is plainest taught and easiest learnt,/ What makes a
nation happy, and keeps it so./
ACri 12.290 8 The next virtue of rhetoric is
compression, the science of
omitting, which makes good the old verse of Hesiod, Fools, they did not
know that half was better than the whole.
ACri 12.297 9 [Carlyle] has manly superiority rather
than intellectuality, and so makes hard hits all the time.
ACri 12.299 14 ...this book [Carlyle's History of
Frederick II] makes no
ACri 12.300 8 The power of the poet is...in measuring
his strength by the
facility with which he makes the mood of mind give its color to things.
MLit 12.330 11 The least inequality of mixture [of
Truth, Beauty and
Goodness], the excess of one element over the other, in that
the world opaque to the observer...
WSL 12.342 19 ...a slave, to whom the religious
sentiment is opened, has a
freedom which makes his master's freedom a slavery.
PPr 12.380 9 The book [Carlyle's Past and Present]
approaches to true contemporary history...
PPr 12.382 26 ...[a man's] acts should be
representative of the human race, as one who makes them rich in his
PPr 12.389 9 That morbid temperament has given
[Carlyle's] rhetoric a
somewhat bloated character; a luxury to many imaginative and learned
persons...and yet its offensiveness to multitudes of reluctant lovers
us often wish some concession were possible on the part of the
Trag 12.407 5 [Fate] is the terrible meaning
that...makes the Oedipus and
Antigone and Orestes objects of such hopeless commiseration.
Trag 12.407 10 The same idea [of Fate] makes the
paralyzing terror with
which the East Indian mythology haunts the imagination.
Trag 12.415 5 Our human being is wonderfully plastic;
if it cannot win this
satisfaction here, it makes itself amends by running out there and
make-shift, n. [makeshift,] (4)
ET1 5.6 26 Here is my [Greenough's] theory of
structure...the entire and
immediate banishment of all make-shift and make-believe.
PI 8.4 27 ...somewhat was murmured in our ear that
into a toy;--that too was no finality; only provisional, a
PI 8.6 5 The admission, never so covertly, that this
[material world] is a
makeshift, sets the dullest brain in ferment...
Comc 8.166 29 A classification or nomenclature used by
the scholar... confessedly a makeshift...becomes through indolence a
barrack and a
makeshifts, n. (2)
ET18 5.299 4 ...[England] is an old pile built in
different ages, with repairs, additions and makeshifts;...
PC 8.212 12 Our towns are still rude, the makeshifts of
maketh, v. (5)
Hist 2.1 2 There is no great and no small/ To the Soul
that maketh all:/...
Comp 2.124 8 ...he that loveth maketh his own the
grandeur he loves.
SL 2.148 1 [A man] may see what he maketh.
PPh 4.63 17 I announce the good of being
interpenetrated by the mind that
made nature: this benefit, namely, that it can understand nature, which
made and maketh.
EWI 11.115 27 The clergy and missionaries throughout
the island [Antigua] were actively engaged...urging [the people] to the
that higher liberty with which Christ maketh his children free.
makeweight, n. (1)
Comp 2.91 11 The lonely Earth amid the balls/ That hurry
eternal halls,/ A makeweight flying to the void,/ Supplemental
compensatory spark,/ Shoots across the neutral Dark./
making, v. (163)
AmS 1.89 20 Hence the book-learned class, who value
books...as making a
sort of Third Estate with the world and the soul.
AmS 1.101 14 For the ease and pleasure
of...accepting...the religion of
society, [the scholar] takes the cross of making his own...
AmS 1.115 9 ...for work...the making those instincts
MR 1.237 12 Is it possible that I, who get indefinite
quantities of sugar, hominy...by simply signing my name...get the fair
share of exercise to my
faculties by that act which nature intended me in making all these
matters important to my comfort?
MR 1.244 18 We dare not trust our wit for making our
house pleasant to
LT 1.275 6 ...[the spirit of Reform] goes up and down,
paving the earth
with eyes, destroying privacy and making thorough-lights.
Con 1.296 15 There is not only the alternative of
making and not making, but also of unmaking.
Con 1.296 23 O Saturn, replied Uranus, thou canst not
hold thine own but
by making more.
Con 1.297 6 ...Saturn...went on making oysters for a
Tran 1.344 22 [Transcendentalists] prolong their
privilege of childhood in
this wise; of doing nothing, but making immense demands on all the
gladiators in the lists of action and fame.
YA 1.367 20 ...the new modes of travelling enlarge the
selection [of a seat], by making it easy to cultivate very distant
YA 1.382 11 The science is confident, and surely the
poverty is real. If any
means could be found to bring these two together! This was one design
the projectors of the Associations which are now making their first
YA 1.386 15 Where is he who seeing a thousand
men...making the whole
region forlorn by their inaction...does not hear his call to go and be
YA 1.387 15 I think I see place and duties for a
nobleman in every society; but it is...to guide and adorn life for the
multitude...by making his life
Hist 2.19 21 The custom of making houses and tombs in
the living rock, says Heeren...determined very naturally the principal
character of the
Nubian Egyptian architecture to the colossal form which it assumed.
Hist 2.36 7 In old Rome the public roads beginning at
proceeded...to the centre of every province of the empire, making each
market-town of Persia, Spain and Britain pervious to the soldiers of
Fdsp 2.213 26 It is foolish to be afraid of making our
ties too spiritual...
Prd1 2.224 8 The spurious prudence, making the senses
final, is the god of
sots and cowards...
Prd1 2.229 18 This property [which gives life to the
figures in a painting] is the hitting, in all the figures we draw, the
right centre of gravity. I mean
the placing the figures firm upon their feet, making the hands grasp...
Prd1 2.230 18 There is a certain fatal dislocation in
our relation to nature... making every law our enemy...
Cir 2.321 5 Character makes...a cheerful, determined
hour, which fortifies
all the company by making them see that much is possible and excellent
that was not thought of.
Int 2.326 22 The making a fact the subject of thought
Art1 2.355 26 A squirrel leaping from bough to bough
and making the
wood but one wide tree for his pleasure...is beautiful...
Art1 2.363 18 ...[art] is impatient...of making
cripples and monsters...
Pt1 3.26 9 This insight, which expresses itself by what
Imagination, is a very high sort of seeing, which does not come by
study, but...by sharing the path or circuit of things through forms,
and so making
them translucid to others.
Pt1 3.35 13 ...all religious error consisted in making
the symbol too stark
Nat2 3.184 21 Nature, meanwhile, had not waited for the
discussion, but, right or wrong, bestowed the impulse, and the balls
rolled. It was no great
affair, a mere push, but the astronomers were right in making much of
NR 3.233 23 ...it was easy [at Handel's Messiah] to
observe what efforts
nature was making, through so many hoarse, wooden and imperfect
persons, to produce beautiful voices...
NR 3.246 22 We keep a running fire of sarcasm at
ignorance and the life of
the senses; then goes by, perchance, a fair girl...making the commonest
PPh 4.44 24 ...the writings of Plato have
preoccupied...every church, every
poet,--making it impossible to think, on certain levels, except through
SwM 4.138 11 Evil, according to old philosophers, is
good in the making.
ShP 4.189 4 If we require the originality which
consists...in finding clay
and making bricks and building the house; no great men are original.
ShP 4.211 22 ...all the sweets and all the terrors of
human lot lay in [Shakespeare's] mind as truly but as softly as the
landscape lies on the eye. And the importance of this wisdom of life
sinks the form...out of notice. 'T is like making a question concerning
the paper on which a king's message
ShP 4.214 10 No recipe can be given for the making of a
NMW 4.234 17 At the moment in which the Russian army
was making its
retreat...the Emperor Napoleon came riding at full speed toward the
NMW 4.235 25 ...if fighting be the best mode of
differences...certainly Bonaparte was right in making it thorough.
NMW 4.236 2 The grand principle of war, [Bonaparte]
said, was that an
army ought always to be ready...to make all the resistance it is
NMW 4.246 22 Perhaps it is a little puerile, the
pleasure [Napoleon] took
in making these contrasts glaring;...
NMW 4.246 23 Perhaps it is a little puerile, the
pleasure [Napoleon] took
in making these contrasts glaring; as when he pleased himself with
kings wait in his antechambers...
GoW 4.265 14 The ambitious and mercenary bring their
last new mumbo-jumbo... and...easily succed in making it seen in a
ET1 5.13 26 [Coleridge said] There were only three
things which the
government had brought into that garden of delights [Sicily], namely,
itch, pox and famine. Whereas in Malta, the force of law and mind was
making that barren rock of semi-Saracen inhabitants the seat of
ET1 5.16 27 ...[Carlyle] disparaged Socrates; and, when
in making Mirabeau a hero.
ET1 5.20 6 ...I fear [the Americans] are too much given
to the making of
money [said Wordsworth];...
ET3 5.36 3 The Turk and Chinese also are making awkward
efforts to be
ET3 5.36 19 ...we have the same difficulty in making a
social or moral
estimate of England, that the sheriff finds in drawing a jury to try
cause which has agitated the whole community...
ET5 5.89 6 At Rogers's mills, in Sheffield, where I was
shown the process
of making a razor and a penknife, I was told there is no luck in making
ET5 5.89 7 At Rogers's mills, in Sheffield...I was told
there is no luck in
making good steel;...
ET5 5.96 14 The English trade does not exist for the
exportation of native
products, but on its manufactures, or the making well every thing which
ET8 5.134 17 ...here [in England] exists the best stock
in the world...men
of...strong instincts, yet apt for culture;...abysmal temperament,
wells of wrath, and glooms on which no sunshine settles, alternated
common sense and humanity which hold them fast to every piece of
cheerful duty; making this temperament a sea to which all storms are
ET8 5.135 22 Here [in England] was lately a
cross-grained miser [Joseph
Turner]...yet as true a worshipper of beauty in form and color as ever
existed...making an era in painting;...
ET8 5.140 24 ...if hereafter the war of races, often
predicted, and making
itself a war of opinions also...should menace the English civilization,
sea-kings may take once again to their floating castles...
ET10 5.167 2 ...the machine unmans the user. What he
gains in making
cloth, he loses in general power.
ET10 5.167 3 There should be temperance in making
cloth, as well as in
ET11 5.195 26 Fuller records the observation of
Englishmen, by making their children gentlemen before they are men,
they are so seldom wise men.
ET12 5.199 21 I saw several faithful, high-minded young
men [at Oxford], some of them in the mood of making sacrifices for
peace of mind...
ET14 5.237 19 The unique fact in literary history, the
of Shakspeare;--the reception proved by his making his fortune;...seems
demonstrate an elevation in the mind of the people.
ET14 5.247 15 [Macaulay] thinks it the distinctive
merit of the Baconian
philosophy in its triumph over the old Platonic, its disentangling the
intellect from theories of the all-Fair and all-Good, and pinning it
the making of a better sick chair and a better wine-whey for an
ET15 5.268 17 ...by making the paper everything and
those who write it
nothing, the character and the awe of the journal [the London Times]
ET17 5.297 14 [A London gentleman] said he once showed
watch] to Wordsworth, who took it in one hand, then drew out his own
watch and held it up with the other, before the company, but no one
the expected remark, he put back his own in silence.
F 6.29 26 There can be no driving force except through
the conversion of
the man into his will, making him the will, and the will him.
F 6.35 16 ...if evil is good in the making...we are
F 6.40 27 Nature magically suits the man to his
fortunes, by making these
the fruit of his character.
Pow 6.72 7 Of the sixty thousand men making
[Napoleon's] army at Eylau, it seems some thirty thousand were thieves
Wth 6.85 14 Nor can [a man] do justice to his genius
without making some
larger demand on the world than a bare subsistence.
Wth 6.88 6 ...by making his wants less or his gains
more, [a man] must
draw himself out of that state of pain and insult in which [nature]
beggar to lie.
Wth 6.88 21 ...the philosophers have laid the greatness
of man in making
his wants few...
Wth 6.100 9 [The right merchant] is thoroughly
persuaded of the truths of
arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad
fortune, and so in making money.
Wth 6.107 19 You will rent a house, but must have it
cheap. The owner can
reduce the rent, but so he incapacitates himself from making proper
Ctr 6.162 14 Don't be so tender at making an enemy now
Bhr 6.189 3 ...you cannot rightly train one to an air
and manner, except by
making him the kind of man of whom that manner is the natural
Wsp 6.201 6 Some of my friends have complained...that
we ran Cudworth'
s risk of making...the argument of atheism so strong that he could not
Wsp 6.225 3 Here is a low political economy...excluding
others by force, or
making war on them;...
Wsp 6.226 4 He who has acquired the ability may wait
occasion of making it felt and appreciated...
Wsp 6.227 3 What I am has been secretly conveyed from
me to another, whilst I was vainly making up my mind to tell him it.
Bty 6.294 26 In all design, art lies in making your
Bty 6.302 12 ...if a man...can take such advantages of
nature that all her
powers serve him; making use of geometry, instead of expense;...this is
the legitimate dominion of beauty.
Ill 6.310 6 I remarked especially [in the Mammoth Cave]
the mimetic habit
with which nature, on new instruments, hums her old tunes, making night
SS 7.7 12 ...there is no remedy that can reach the
heart of the disease but
either habits of self-reliance that should go in practice to making the
independent of the human race, or else a religion of love.
SS 7.9 24 Such is the tragic necessity which strict
science finds underneath
our domestic and neighborly life...making our warm covenants
Civ 7.23 14 So true is Dr. Johnson's remark that men
are seldom more
innocently employed than when they are making money.
Elo1 7.84 19 Especially [the orator] consults his power
by making instead
of taking his theme.
Elo1 7.84 22 ...by making [the people] wise in that
which he knows, [the
orator] has the advantage of the assembly every moment.
Elo1 7.98 25 ...I esteem this to be [eloquence's]
orator sees through all masks to the eternal scale of truth, in such
he can hold up before the eyes of men the fact of to-day steadily to
standard, thereby making the great great...
Farm 7.141 22 ...the true abolitionist is the farmer,
who...stands all day in
the field...making a product with which no forced labor can compete.
WD 7.165 2 I saw a brave man...constructing his cabinet
of drawers for
shells, eggs, minerals, and mounted birds. It was easy to see that he
amusing himself with making pretty links for his own limbs.
Boks 7.216 14 Nature has a magic by which she fits the
man to his
fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Clbs 7.232 22 Some men love only to talk where they are
masters. ... They
go rarely to thei their equals, and then as for their own convenience
simply, making too much haste to introduce and impart their new whim or
Suc 7.290 15 I hate this shallow Americanism which
hopes...to learn... power through making believe you are powerful...
Suc 7.294 19 I pronounce that young man happy who is
having acquired the skill which he had aimed at, and waits willingly
the occasion of making it appreciated shall arrive...
PI 8.2 6 ...[Fancy] can knit/ What is past, what is
done,/ With the web that ' s just begun;/ Making free with time and
size,/ Dwindles here, there
magnifies,/ Swells a rain-drop to a tun;/...
PI 8.4 8 ...whilst we deal with this [existence of
matter] as finality, early
hints are given that we are not to stay here; that we must be making
PI 8.22 12 Charles James Fox thought...that men first
found out they had
minds, by making and tasting poetry.
PI 8.37 1 [The poet's] wreath and robe is...escape from
the gossip and
routine of society, and the allowed right and practice of making
PI 8.44 19 Ben Jonson told Drummond that Sidney did not
keep a decorum
in making every one speak as well as himself.
PI 8.51 18 Time...is now dominant and...looketh unto
Memphis and old
Thebes, while his sister Oblivion reclineth semi-somnous on a
pyramid... making puzzles of Titanian erections...
PI 8.62 14 ...said Merlin...I taught my mistress that
whereby she hath
imprisoned me in such a manner that none can set me free. Certes,
Merlin, replied Sir Gawain, of that I am right sorrowful, and so will
King Arthur, my uncle, be...who is making search after you throughout
SA 8.94 17 Sainte-Beuve tells us of the privileged
circle at Coppet, that
after making an excursion one day, the party returned in two coaches
Chambery to Aix...
Elo2 8.125 4 The speech of the man in the street is
invariably strong, nor
can you mend it by making it what you call parliamentary.
Res 8.141 6 Ah! what a plastic little creature [man]
is!...he making himself
comfortable in every climate, in every condition.
QO 8.179 10 ...the invention of yesterday of making
wood indestructible by
means of vapor of coal-oil or paraffine was suggested by the Egyptian
method which has preserved its mummy-cases four thousand years.
PPo 8.239 5 The favor of the climate, making
subsistence easy...allows to
the Eastern nations a highly intellectual organization...
Insp 8.268 9 ...if with bended head I grope/ Listening
behind me for my
wit,/ With faith superior to hope,/ More anxious to keep back than
it,/ Making my soul accomplice there/ Unto the flame my heart has lit,/
Then will the verse forever wear,/ Time cannot bend a line which God
writ./ Inspiration, H. Thoreau.
Grts 8.311 4 No way has been found for making heroism
Grts 8.311 13 He can toil terribly, said Cecil of Sir
Walter Raleigh. These
few words sting and bite and lash us when we are frivolous. Let us get
of the way of their blows by making them true of ourselves.
Dem1 10.20 21 ...the fabled ring of Gyges, making the
Aris 10.48 2 Every Frenchman would have a career. We
English are not
any better with our love of making a figure.
PerF 10.69 21 ...King David had no good from making his
census out of
PerF 10.73 2 ...[the force of intellect] is perception,
a seeing, not making, thoughts.
PerF 10.78 9 It would be easy to awake wonder by
performance of each of these mental forces; as...of the Imagination,
turns every dull fact into pictures and poetry, by making it an emblem
PerF 10.78 13 What a power [is Imagination], when,
combined with the
analyzing understanding, it makes Eloquence;...the art of making
hearts dance to his pipe!
Chr2 10.122 3 [A well-principled man] defends himself
against failure in
his main design by making every inch of the road to it pleasant.
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 10.211 2 ...is it quite impossible to believe that
men should be drawn
to each other by the simple respect which each man feels for
respect he feels for another who, underneath his compliances with
society, would dearly like...to test his own reality by making himself
Prch 10.221 14 The understanding...because it has found
which the sentiment of veneration is attached, sneers at veneration; so
analysis has run to seed in unbelief. There is no faith left. We laugh
hiss, pleased with our power in making heaven and earth a howling
Schr 10.278 20 In making this claim of costly
accomplishments for the
scholar, I chiefly wish to infer the dignity of his work by the lustre
Plu 10.318 20 The union in Alexander of sublime courage
refinement of his pure tastes, making him the carrier of civilization
East...endeared him to Plutarch.
LLNE 10.340 18 [Channing] had earlier talked with Dr.
Warren on the like purpose [of bringing thoughtful people together],
admitted the wisdom of the design and undertook to aid him in making
LLNE 10.348 3 Fourier...has put men under the
magnificent hopes and making great demands as the right of man.
Thor 10.452 5 [Thoreau] resumed his endless walks and
studies, making every day some new acquaintance with Nature...
Thor 10.455 6 [Thoreau] declined invitations to
could not meet the individuals to any purpose. They make their pride,
said, in making their dinner cost much;...
Thor 10.455 7 [Thoreau] declined invitations to
could not meet the individuals to any purpose. They make their pride,
said, in making their dinner cost much; I make my pride in making my
dinner cost little.
Thor 10.455 16 [Thoreau] chose to be rich by making his
Thor 10.473 23 [Thoreau] was inquisitive about the
making of the stone
GSt 10.502 9 [George Stearns] was the more engaged to
this cause [of
Kansas] by making in 1857 the acquaintance of Captain John Brown...
LS 11.19 21 If I believed [the Lord's Supper] was
enjoined by Jesus on his
disciples, and that he even contemplated making permanent this mode of
commemoration...and yet on trial it was disagreeable to my own
should not adopt it.
HDC 11.30 22 ...the honor you have done me this day, in
making me your
organ, testifies your persevering kindness to [Bulkeley's] blood.
HDC 11.39 2 The maple, which is already making the
forest gay with its
orange hues, reddened over those houseless men [the settlers of
HDC 11.48 14 In 1795, several town-meetings are called
[in Concord], upon the compensation to be made to a few proprietors for
land taken in
making a bridle-road;...
EWI 11.100 7 The subject [emancipation] is said to have
the property of
making dull men eloquent.
EWI 11.136 22 One feels very sensibly in all this
history [of emancipation
in the West Indies] that a great heart and soul are behind there,
any man, and making use of each, in turn...
EWI 11.147 14 There is a blessed necessity by which the
interest of men is
always...making all crime mean and ugly.
FSLC 11.210 5 Is it not time to do something
besides...making the earth
mellow and friable?
FSLC 11.212 21 We must make a small state great, by
making every man
in it true.
AKan 11.257 8 I know people who are making haste to
expenses and pay their debts...in preparation to save and earn for the
of the Kansas emigrants.
AKan 11.258 12 We adore the forms of law, instead of
vehicles of wisdom and justice.
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 11.321 1 We confide that...as [Lincoln] has been
slow in making up
his mind...he will be as absolute in his adhesion [to Emancipation].
SMC 11.361 1 Some of these [Civil War] letters
are...written by fire-light, making the short night shorter;...
Wom 11.410 9 ...[Women] are always making that
civilization which they
Wom 11.424 10 ...let [women] have and hold and give
their property as
men do theirs;-and in a few years it will easily appear whether they
voice in making the laws that are to govern them.
SHC 11.432 13 This tract [Sleepy Hollow Cemetery]
adjoining to the Agricultural Society's ground...making together a
block of public ground...
Shak1 11.448 22 All criticism is only a making of rules
out of [Shakespeare's] beauties.
Shak1 11.449 1 [Shakespeare] fulfilled the famous
prophecy of Socrates, that the poet most excellent in tragedy would be
most excellent in comedy, and more than fulfilled it by making tragedy
also a victorious melody
which healed its own wounds.
Humb 11.458 24 ...Cuvier tells us of fossil elephants;
that Germany has
furnished the greatest number;...because in that empire there is no
without some well-informed person capable of making researches and
publishing interesting results.
Scot 11.466 15 From these originals [Scott] drew so
genially his Jeanie
Deans, his Dinmonts...making these, too, the pivots on which the plots
his stories turn;...
CPL 11.496 4 ...we may all anticipate a sudden and
lasting prosperity to
this ancient town [Concord], in the benefit of a noble library...making
readers of those who are not readers...
CPL 11.496 5 ...we may all anticipate a sudden and
lasting prosperity to
this ancient town [Concord], in the benefit of a noble library...making
scholars of those who only read newspapers or novels until now;...
FRep 11.514 5 In our popular politics you may note that
each aspirant who
rises above the crowd, however at first making his obedient
in party tactics...soon learns that it is by no means by obeying the
weathercock of his party...that real power is gained...
FRep 11.519 27 Our great men succumb so far to the
forms of the day as to
peril their integrity for the sake of...making a real government
FRep 11.538 19 ...if the spirit which...put forth such
gigantic energy in the
charity of the Sanitary Commission, could be waked to the conserving
creating duty of making the laws just and humane, it were to enroll a
constituency of religious...obeyers of duty...
PLT 12.15 21 We figure to ourselves Intellect as an
its whole virtue into every creek and inlet which it bathes. To this
human house has a water front. But this force...making day where it
and leaving night when it departs, is no fee or property of man or
PLT 12.17 6 ...I believe...that the genius of man is a
continuation of the
power that made him and that has not done making him.
PLT 12.34 26 Ever at intervals leaps a word or fact to
light which is no
man's invention, but the common instinct, making the revolutions that
never go back.
II 12.82 5 A man of more comprehensive view can always
see with good
humor the seeming opposition of a powerful talent which has less
comprehension. 'T is a strong paddy, who, with his burly elbows, is
place and way for him.
Mem 12.90 6 ...[memory] is the thread on which the
beads of man are
strung, making the personal identity which is necessary to moral
CInt 12.120 7 ...I value [talent] more...when the
talent is...in harmony with
the public sentiment of mankind. Such is the patriotism of Demosthenes,
Patrick Henry...not the making a plausible case...
CL 12.138 17 [Linnaeus] learned the secret of making
pearls in the river-pearl
CL 12.149 18 ...what countless uses [of the forest]
that we know not! How
an Indian helps himself...making his bow of hickory, birch, or even a
fir-bough, at a pinch;...
CW 12.174 3 [A thoughtful man] can spend the entire day
therein [in his
wood-lot], with hatchet or pruning-shears, making paths, without
of wasting time.
Milt1 12.272 26 [Milton] defends the slaying of the
king, because a king is
a king no longer than he governs by the laws; It would be right to kill
of Spain making an inroad into England, and what right the king of
hath to govern us at all, the same hath the king Charles to govern
ACri 12.284 15 ...the learned depart from established
forms of speech, in
hope of finding or making better;...
AgMs 12.362 17 ...as for the Major [Abel Moore], he
never got rich by his
skill in making land produce, but in making men produce.
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
over me without making any demand on my moral or physical nature.
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