Power and Manifestation to Power
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
Power and Manifestation, Divine (1)
WD 7.167 5 The new study of the Sanskrit has shown us
the origin of the
old names of God...names of the sun...importing that the Day is the
Power and Manifestation...
Power, Divine, n. (1)
Suc 7.306 23 Everything lasting and fit for men the
Divine Power has
marked with this stamp [of beauty].
Power, Eternal, n. (1)
Lov1 2.185 19 [Love] makes covenants with Eternal Power
in behalf of this
power, n. (1192)
Nat 1.11 4 ...it is certain that the power to produce
this delight does not
reside in nature...
Nat 1.15 5 ...such [is] the plastic power of the human
eye, that the primary
forms...give us delight in and for themselves;...
Nat 1.23 5 Therefore does beauty, which...comes
unsought...remain for the
apprehension and pursuit of the intellect; and then again, in its turn,
Nat 1.29 14 ...the idioms of all languages approach
each other in passages
of the greatest eloquence and power.
Nat 1.29 18 ...this conversion of an outward phenomenon
into a type of
somewhat in human life, never loses its power to affect us.
Nat 1.29 22 A man's power to connect his thought with
its proper symbol... depends on the simplicity of his character...
Nat 1.30 4 When...the sovereignty of ideas is broken up
by the prevalence
of...the desire of...power...the power over nature as an interpreter of
is in a degree lost;...
Nat 1.30 6 When...duplicity and falsehood take place of
truth, the power over nature as an interpreter of the will is in a
Nat 1.30 12 In due time...words lose all power to
understanding or the affections.
Nat 1.32 5 ...with these forms...the keys of power are
put into [the poet's] hands.
Nat 1.35 27 That which was unconscious truth,
becomes...a new weapon in
the magazine of power.
Nat 1.39 24 ...the lesson of power, is taught in every
Nat 1.45 21 ...the eye...is always accompanied by these
forms, male and
female; and these are incomparably the richest informations of the
and order that lie at the heart of things.
Nat 1.46 10 We are associated in adolescent and adult
life with some
friends...whom we lack power to put at such focal distance from us,
can mend or even analyze them.
Nat 1.52 14 Shakspeare possesses the power of
subordinating nature for the
purposes of expression...
Nat 1.53 26 ...this power which [the poet] exerts to
dwarf the great, to
magnify the small, - might be illustrated by a thousand examples from
Nat 1.63 25 ...the dread universal essence, which is
not wisdom, or love, or
beauty, or power, but all in one...is that for which all things
Nat 1.64 12 As a plant upon the earth, so a man...draws
at his need
Nat 1.64 19 This [spiritual] view, which admonishes me
where the sources
of wisdom and power lie...carries upon its face the highest certificate
Nat 1.72 5 [Man] perceives that...if still he have
elemental power...it is not
inferior but superior to his will.
Nat 1.72 7 [Man] perceives that...if still he have
elemental power...it is not
Nat 1.72 16 [Man's] relation to nature, his power over
it, is through the
Nat 1.72 21 This is such a resumption of power as if a
should buy his territories inch by inch...
Nat 1.73 13 These are examples of...the exertions of a
power which exists
not in time or space...
Nat 1.73 15 These are examples of...an instantaneous
AmS 1.83 10 ...this fountain of power, has been so
multitudes...that it is spilled into drops...
AmS 1.85 8 There is never a beginning, there is never
an end, to the
inexplicable continuity of this web of God, but always circular power
returning into itself.
AmS 1.95 26 The true scholar grudges every opportunity
of action past by, as a loss of power.
AmS 1.107 13 Men...very naturally seek money or power;
because it is as good as money...
DSA 1.123 26 ...the world is not the product of
manifold power, but of one
DSA 1.124 18 In so far as [a man] roves from these
[good] ends, he
bereaves himself of power...
DSA 1.124 25 Wonderful is [the religious sentiment's]
power to charm and
DSA 1.125 4 By [the religious sentiment] is the
universe made safe and
habitable, not by science or power.
DSA 1.137 1 The test of the true faith, certainly,
should be its power to
charm and command the soul...
DSA 1.141 19 ...thus historical Christianity destroys
the power of
DSA 1.141 23 ...historical Christianity destroys the
power of preaching, by
withdrawing it from the exploration of the moral nature of man;...where
the resources of astonishment and power.
LE 1.158 14 [The scholar] cannot know [his resources]
until he has beheld
with awe the infinitude and impersonality of the intellectual power.
LE 1.161 6 If you would know the power of character,
see how much you
would impoverish the world if you could take clean out of history the
of Milton, Shakspeare, and Plato...
LE 1.161 10 ...see how much you would impoverish the
world if you could
take clean out of history the lives of Milton, Shakspeare, and
cause them not to be. See you not how much less the power of man would
LE 1.164 10 ...deny to [the man of letters] any quality
of literary or
metaphysical power, and he is piqued.
LE 1.164 17 ...the soul has assurance...of all power in
the direction of its
LE 1.164 23 ...we must pay our vows to the highest
LE 1.166 10 A man of cultivated mind but reserved
habits, sitting silent, admires the miracle of...picturesque speech, in
the man addressing an
assembly;-a state of being and power how unlike his own!
MN 1.193 22 Into our charmed circle, power cannot
MN 1.194 3 The power of mind is not mortification, but
MN 1.197 11 ...we have lost our miraculous power;...
MN 1.206 8 Each individual soul is such in virtue of
its being a power to
translate the world into some particular language of its own;...
MN 1.206 17 ...when the genius comes...it is...the
power of transferring the
affair in the street into oils and colors.
MN 1.207 1 ...when Napoleon unrolls his map, the eye is
MN 1.213 11 ...as the power or genius of nature is
ecstatic, so must its
science or the description of it be.
MN 1.218 8 Talent...goes to the soul only for power to
MN 1.220 22 Shall we not...betake ourselves to...some
unvisited recess in
Moosehead Lake, to bewail our innocency and to recover it, and with it
power to communicate again with these sharers of a more sacred idea?
MN 1.221 25 [Man's] nobility needs the assurance of
MN 1.224 9 Pusillanimity and fear [the soul] refuses
with a beautiful scorn; they are not for her who...goes out through
universal love to universal
MR 1.239 12 Instead of the masterly good humor and
sense of power and
fertility of resource in himself;...which the father had...we have now
a puny, protected person...
MR 1.242 7 ...no separation from labor can be without
some loss of power
and of truth to the seer himself;...
MR 1.244 1 I ought to be armed by every part and
function of my
household...by my traffic. Yet I am almost no party to any of these
things. Custom does it for me, gives me no power therefrom...
MR 1.248 26 The power which is at once spring and
regulator in all efforts
of reform is the conviction that there is an infinite worthiness in
MR 1.249 25 [The Americans] rely on the power of a
MR 1.250 27 ...the believer not only beholds his heaven
to be possible, but
already to begin to exist,-not by the men or materials the statesman
uses, but by men transfigured and raised above themselves by the power
MR 1.251 2 To principles something else is possible
that transcends all the
power of expedients.
MR 1.254 18 Love...will accomplish that by
imperceptible methods,- being its own lever, fulcrum, and power,-which
force could never achieve.
MR 1.254 26 Have you not seen in the woods...a poor
mushroom...manage to break its way up through the frosty ground, and
actually to lift a hard crust on its head? It is the symbol of the
MR 1.256 18 The opening of the spiritual senses
disposes men ever...to
leave...their power and their fame...
MR 1.256 20 The opening of the spiritual senses
disposes men ever...to
cast all things behind, in the insatiable thirst for divine
purer fame, a greater power rewards the sacrifice.
LT 1.270 12 The political questions touching...the
limits of the executive
power;...are all pregnant with ethical conclusions;...
LT 1.272 18 [The moral sentiment] alone can make a man
other than he is. Here or nowhere resides unbounded energy, unbounded
LT 1.280 13 We are all thankful [the denouncing
philanthropist] has no
more political power...
LT 1.286 23 We have come to that which is the spring of
LT 1.291 3 Have you leisure, power, property, friends?
Con 1.296 18 ...my power ebbs;...
Con 1.298 16 ...conservatism [stands] on circumstance,
Con 1.309 15 To the end of your power you will serve
this lie which cheats
Con 1.320 18 ...the people have the power...
Con 1.323 21 ...it is always at last the virtue of some
men in the society, which keeps the law in any reverence and power.
Con 1.324 11 ...[the hero] will say, All the meanness
of my progenitors
shall not bereave me of the power to make this hour and company fair
Con 1.324 13 Whatsoever streams of power and commodity
flow to me, shall of me acquire healing virtue...
Con 1.324 19 If there be power in good intention...the
north wind shall be
purer...that I have lived.
Con 1.325 9 It is not in [the law's] power to protect
Tran 1.329 23 ...the idealist [insists] on the power of
Thought and of Will...
Tran 1.335 7 I-this thought which is called I-is the
mould into which the
world is poured like melted wax. The mould is invisible, but the world
betrays the shape of the mould. You call it the power of circumstance,
is the power of me.
Tran 1.335 8 I-this thought which is called I-is the
mould into which the
world is poured like melted wax. The mould is invisible, but the world
betrays the shape of the mould. You call it the power of circumstance,
is the power of me.
Tran 1.335 24 [The Transcendentalist] believes...in the
of the human mind to new influx of light and power;...
Tran 1.339 13 ...genius and virtue predict in man the
same absence of
private ends and of condescension to circumstances, united with every
and talent of beauty and power.
Tran 1.345 17 In looking at the class of counsel, and
power...of the land... one asks, Where are they who represented genius,
virtue, the invisible and
heavenly world, to these?
Tran 1.348 15 ...genius is the power to labor better
and more availably.
Tran 1.357 21 ...all these [Transcendentalists] of whom
novices;... Yet let them feel the dignity of their charge, and deserve
Tran 1.358 3 What is the privilege and nobility of our
nature but its
persistency, through its power to attach itself to what is permanent?
Tran 1.358 20 Perhaps too there might be room [in
society] for the exciters
and monitors; collectors of the heavenly spark, with power to convey
electricity to others.
YA 1.364 19 Railroad iron is a magician's rod, in its
power to evoke the
sleeping energies of land and water.
YA 1.370 11 ...I think we must regard the land as a
increasing power on the citizen...
YA 1.370 16 ...the uprise and culmination of the new
and anti-feudal power
of Commerce is the political fact of most significance to the American
YA 1.377 18 Feudalism...had broken the power of the
YA 1.377 23 Trade was the strong man that...raised a
new and unknown
power in [Feudalism's] place.
YA 1.394 20 Commanding worth and personal power must
sit crowned in
Hist 2.3 23 ...the limits of nature give power to but
one [law] at a time.
Hist 2.7 5 We honor the rich because they have
externally the freedom, power, and grace which we feel to be proper to
man, proper to us.
Hist 2.17 6 By a deeper apprehension...the artist
attains the power of
awakening other souls to a given activity.
Hist 2.17 12 ...a profound nature awakens in us...the
same power and
beauty that a gallery of sculpture or of pictures addresses.
Hist 2.23 9 ...this intellectual nomadism, in its
excess, bankrupts the mind
through the dissipation of power on a miscellany of objects.
Hist 2.31 20 The power of music, the power of poetry,
to unfix and...clap
wings to solid nature, interprets the riddle of Orpheus.
Hist 2.34 17 Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a
deep presentiment of
the powers of science. The shoes of swiftness...the power of subduing
elements...are the obscure efforts of the mind in a right direction.
Hist 2.36 1 [Man's] power consists in the multitude of
Hist 2.36 24 Transport [Napoleon] to...complex
interests and antagonist
power, and you shall see that the man Napoleon, bounded that is by such
profile and outline, is not the virtual Napoleon.
SR 2.44 4 Wintered with the hawk and fox,/ Power and
speed be hands and
SR 2.46 18 The power which resides in [man] is new in
SR 2.62 24 ...power and estate, are a gaudier
vocabulary than private John
SR 2.63 27 What is the nature and power of that
SR 2.69 15 Power ceases in the instant of repose;...
SR 2.69 25 Inasmuch as the soul is present there will
be power not
confident but agent.
SR 2.70 23 Power is, in nature, the essential measure
SR 2.72 10 The power men possess to annoy me I give
them by a weak
SR 2.74 1 ...I cannot sell...my power, to save [my
SR 2.79 13 If [a new mind] prove a mind of uncommon
power...it imposes its classification on other men...
SR 2.80 2 It will happen for a time that the pupil will
find his intellectual
power has grown by the study of his master's mind.
SR 2.89 10 He who knows that power is
inborn...instantly rights himself...
Comp 2.92 8 Laurel crowns cleave to deserts/ And power
to him who
Comp 2.97 26 What we gain in power is lost in time, and
Comp 2.99 10 The farmer imagines power and place are
Comp 2.104 8 ...the body would have the power over
things to its own ends.
Comp 2.104 12 [The soul] would be the only fact. All
things shall be added
unto it,--power, pleasure, knowledge, beauty.
Comp 2.104 20 Men...would have offices, wealth, power,
Comp 2.105 1 Pleasure is taken out of pleasant
things...power out of strong
things, as soon as we seek to separate them from the whole.
Comp 2.111 21 ...all unjust accumulations of property
and power, are
avenged in the same manner.
Comp 2.115 1 The law of nature is, Do the thing, and
you shall have the
Comp 2.115 2 ...they who do not the thing have not the
Comp 2.116 27 Winds blow and waters roll/ Strength to
the brave and
power and deity,/ Yet in themselves are nothing./
SL 2.134 9 We impute deep-laid far-sighted plans to
Caesar and Napoleon; but the best of their power was in nature, not in
SL 2.135 4 Could ever a man of prodigious mathematical
genius convey to
others any insight into his methods? If he could communicate that
would instantly lose its exaggerated value, blending with the daylight
the vital energy the power to stand and to go.
SL 2.139 20 Place yourself in the middle of the stream
of power and
SL 2.141 15 Every man has this call of the power to do
SL 2.153 14 The argument which has not power to reach
my own practice, I may well doubt will fail to reach yours.
SL 2.160 16 Let us lie low in the Lord's power...
SL 2.163 12 The good soul...unlocks new magazines of
enjoyment to me every day.
SL 2.165 25 If the poet write a true drama, then he is
selfsame strain of thought...and a heart as great, self-sufficing,
dauntless... these all are his, and by the power of these he rouses the
Lov1 2.169 15 The introduction to this felicity [of
Nature] is in a private
and tender relation of one to one, which...seizes on man at one
period...and... enhances the power of the senses...
Lov1 2.174 7 ...the coldest philosopher cannot recount
the debt of the
young soul wandering here in nature to the power of love...
Lov1 2.175 3 ...no man ever forgot the visitations of
that power to his heart
and brain, which created all things anew;...
Lov1 2.184 3 Neighborhood, size, numbers, habits,
persons, lose by
degrees their power over us.
Fdsp 2.208 14 Friendship requires that rare mean
betwixt likeness and
unlikeness that piques each with the presence of power and of consent
the other party.
Fdsp 2.213 7 ...a sublime hope cheers ever the faithful
elsewhere, in other regions of the universal power, souls are now
acting... which can love us and which we can love.
Hsm1 2.250 11 [Heroism] is a self-trust which slights
the restraints of
prudence, in the plenitude of its energy and power to repair the harms
Hsm1. 2.252 2 ...[heroism's] ultimate objects are the
last defiance of
falsehood and wrong, and the power to bear all that can be inflicted by
Hsm1 2.256 10 In Beaumont and Fletcher's Sea Voyage,
Juletta tells the
stout captain and his company,--Jul. Why, slaves, 't is in our power to
ye./ Master. Very likely,/ 'T is in our powers, then, to be hanged, and
Hsm1 2.257 2 ...the power of a romance over the boy who
forbidden book under his bench at school, our delight in the hero, is
main fact to our purpose.
Hsm1 2.259 20 Let the maiden, with erect soul...search
in turn all the
objects that solicit her eye, that she may learn the power and the
her new-born being...
OS 2.265 10 ...A spell is laid on sod and stone,/ Night
and Day 've been
tampered with/ Every quality and pith/ Surcharged and sultry with a
That works its will on age and hour./
OS 2.269 5 The Supreme Critic on the errors of the past
and the present... is...that overpowering reality...which evermore
tends to pass into our
thought and hand and become wisdom and virtue and power and beauty.
OS 2.269 10 ...this deep power in which we exist...is
not only self-sufficing
and perfect in every hour...
OS 2.270 18 All goes to show that the soul in man...is
not a function, like
the power of memory, of calculation...
OS 2.277 20 ...in groups where debate is earnest...the
aware...that all have a spiritual property in what was said, as well as
sayer. They all become wiser than they were. It arches over them like a
temple, this unity of thought in which every heart beats with nobler
power and duty...
OS 2.281 12 In these communications [of the soul] the
power to see is not
separated from the will to do...
OS 2.285 21 We are all discerners of spirits. That
diagnosis lies aloft in our
life or unconscious power.
OS 2.293 1 [God's presence] is...the infinite
enlargement of the heart with a
power of growth to a new infinity on every side.
OS 2.293 19 ...there is a power, which, as it is in
you, is in [your friend] also...
Cir 2.301 24 This fact [that around every circle
another can be drawn]... may conveniently serve us to connect many
illustrations of human power in
Cir 2.303 22 Moons are no more bounds to spiritual
power than bat-balls.
Cir 2.305 11 In the thought of to-morrow there is a
power to upheave all
Cir 2.305 19 Step by step we scale this mysterious
ladder; the steps are
actions, the new prospect is power.
Cir 2.306 21 I see no reason why I should not
have...the same power of
Cir 2.309 7 Valor consists in the power of
Cir 2.312 22 In my daily work I...do not believe...in
the power of change
Cir 2.315 12 ...with every precaution you take against
such an evil you put
yourself into the power of the evil.
Cir 2.317 7 It is the highest power of divine moments
that they abolish our
Cir 2.319 24 ...let [the man and woman of seventy]
behold truth; and their
eyes are uplifted...they are perfumed again with hope and power.
Cir 2.320 9 We do not guess to-day...the power, of
Cir 2.321 2 The difference between talents and
character is adroitness to
keep the old and trodden round, and power and courage to make a new
to new and better goals.
Int 2.325 10 Intellect is the simple power anterior to
all action or
Int 2.326 25 All that mass of mental and moral
phenomena which we do
not make objects of voluntary thought, come within the power of
Int 2.334 10 So lies the whole series of natural images
with which your life
has made you acquainted, in your memory, though you know it not; and a
thrill of passion flashes light on their dark chamber, and the active
seizes instantly the fit image, as the word of its momentary thought.
Int 2.336 2 The rich inventive genius of the painter
must be smothered and
lost for want of the power of drawing...
Int 2.336 7 ...all [men] have some art or power of
communication in their
Int 2.336 16 ...the power of picture or
control over the spontaneous states...
Art1 2.351 15 ...the same power which sees through [the
painter's] eyes is
seen in that spectacle [of nature];...
Art1 2.354 17 ...[the infant's] individual character
and his practical power
depend on his daily progress in the separation of things...
Art1 2.354 26 The power to detach and to magnify by
detaching is the
essence of rhetoric in the hands of the orator and the poet.
Art1 2.355 2 This rhetoric, or power to fix the
momentary eminency of an
object...the painter and sculptor exhibit in color and in stone.
Art1 2.355 6 This...power to fix the momentary eminency
of an object...the
painter and sculptor exhibit in color and in stone. The power depends
depth of the artist's insight of that object he contemplates.
Art1 2.363 3 The real value of the Iliad or the
Transfiguration is as signs of
Art1 2.363 26 Art should exhilarate...awakening in the
beholder the same
sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the
Pt1 3.6 18 The poet is...the man...who...is
representative of man, in virtue
of being the largest power to receive and to impart.
Pt1 3.7 4 ...the Universe has three children...which
reappear under different
names in every system of thought...but which we will call here the
Knower, the Doer and the Sayer. ... ...each of these three has the
power of the others
latent in him and his own, patent.
Pt1 3.15 3 ...every thing in nature answers to a moral
Pt1 3.15 27 ...[the coachman or the hunter] has no
definitions, but he is
commanded in nature by the living power which he feels to be there
Pt1 3.16 14 In our political parties, compute the power
of badges and
Pt1 3.16 21 See the power of national emblems.
Pt1 3.17 20 The circumcision is an example of the power
of poetry to raise
the low and offensive.
Pt1 3.20 13 The poet...gives [things] a power which
makes their old use
Pt1 3.26 22 ...beside his privacy of power as an
individual man, there is a
great public power on which [the intellectual man] can draw...
Pt1 3.26 23 ...beside his privacy of power as an
individual man, there is a
great public power on which [the intellectual man] can draw...
Pt1 3.27 25 All men avail themselves of such means as
they can, to add this
extraordinary power to their normal powers;...
Pt1 3.30 4 The use of symbols has a certain power of
exhilaration for all men.
Pt1 3.33 1 ...how mean to study, when an emotion
communicates to the
intellect the power to sap and upheave nature;...
Pt1 3.33 25 [The poet] unlocks our chains and admits us
to a new scene. This emancipation is dear to all men, and the power to
impart it...is a
measure of intellect.
Pt1 3.39 25 ...an admirable creative power exists in
these intellections [of
Pt1 3.40 14 Stand there, [O poet,]...hissed and hooted,
stand and strive, until at last rage draw out of thee that dream-power
which every night
shows thee is thine own; a power transcending all limit and privacy...
Pt1 3.40 20 Comes [the poet] to that power, his genius
is no longer
Exp 3.49 27 Direct strokes [nature] never gave us power
Exp 3.52 23 ...temperament is a power which no man
willingly hears any
one praise but himself.
Exp 3.54 21 ...it is impossible that the creative power
should exclude itself.
Exp 3.56 24 There is no power of expansion in men.
Exp 3.57 1 [Our friends] stand on the brink of the
ocean of thought and
Exp 3.60 3 Life itself is a mixture of power and
Exp 3.65 24 Human life is made up of the two elements,
power and form...
Exp 3.67 18 Power keeps quite another road than the
turnpikes of choice
Exp 3.75 1 I exert the same quality of power in all
Exp 3.76 2 Perhaps these subject-lenses have a creative
Exp 3.76 4 ...now, the rapaciousness of this new power,
which threatens to
absorb all things, engages us.
Exp 3.78 6 The soul...is of a fatal and universal
power, admitting no co-life.
Exp 3.82 5 In this our talking America we are ruined by
our good nature
and listening on all sides. This compliance takes away the power of
Exp 3.86 5 ...the true romance which the world exists
to realize will be the
transformation of genius into practical power.
Chr1 3.89 21 ...somewhat resided in these men which
begot an expectation
that outran all their performance. The largest part of their power was
Chr1 3.91 9 The people know that they need in their
more than talent, namely the power to make his talent trusted.
Chr1 3.93 17 I see [in the natural merchant], with the
pride of art and skill
of masterly arithmetic and power of remote combination, the
of being an agent and playfellow of the original laws of the world.
Chr1 3.94 9 When the high cannot bring up the low to
itself, it benumbs it, as man charms down the resistance of the lower
animals. Men exert on each
other a similar occult power.
Chr1 3.95 10 [Character] is a natural power...
Chr1 3.96 24 The natural measure of this power [of
character] is the
resistance of circumstances.
Chr1 3.97 21 A given order of events has no power to
secure to [the hero] the satisfaction which the imagination attaches to
Chr1 3.97 26 ...prosperity belongs to a certain mind,
and will introduce that
power and victory which is its natural fruit, into any order of events.
Chr1 3.100 27 The wise man not only leaves out of his
thought the many, but leaves out the few. Fountains, the self-moved,
the absorbed, the
commander because he is commanded, the assured, the primary,--they are
good; for these announce the instant presence of supreme power.
Chr1 3.101 20 It is only on reality that any power of
action can be based.
Chr1 3.103 4 If your friend has displeased you, you
shall not sit down to
consider it, for he...has doubled his power to serve you...
Chr1 3.104 22 ...it is but poor chat and gossip to go
to enumerate traits of
this simple and rapid power [of character]...
Chr1 3.105 15 It is of no use to ape [character] or to
contend with it. Somewhat is possible of resistance, and of
persistence, and of creation, to
this power, which will foil all emulation.
Chr1 3.107 27 There is a class of men...so eminently
endowed with insight
and virtue that they have been unanimously saluted as divine, and who
seem to be an accumulation of that power [of character] we consider.
Chr1 3.111 6 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 3.113 9 ...if suddenly we encounter a friend, we
pause;...now pause, now possession is required, and the power to swell
the moment from the
resources of the heart.
Mrs1 3.122 3 [Good society]...is a compound result into
which every great
force enters as an ingredient, namely virtue, wit, beauty, wealth and
Mrs1 3.123 20 Power first, or no leading class.
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...
Mrs1 3.127 19 There exists a strict relation between
the class of power and
the exclusive and polished circles.
Mrs1 3.128 14 Fashion is made up...of those who through
the value and
virtue of somebody, have acquired...in their physical organization a
health and excellence which secure to them, if not the highest power to
work, yet high power to enjoy.
Mrs1 3.128 15 Fashion is made up...of those who through
the value and
virtue of somebody, have acquired...in their physical organization a
health and excellence which secure to them, if not the highest power to
work, yet high power to enjoy.
Mrs1 3.128 15 The class of power...see that [fashion]
is the festivity and
permanent celebration of such as they;...
Mrs1 3.140 5 ...the direct splendor of intellectual
power is ever welcome in
fine society as the costliest addition to its rule and its credit.
Mrs1 3.147 9 ...as we show beyond that Heaven and
Earth/ In form and
shape compact and beautiful;/ .../ So on our heels a fresh perfection
treads,/ A power more strong in beauty.../
Mrs1 3.147 23 ...within the ethnical circle of good
society there is a
narrower and higher circle...to which there is always a tacit appeal of
and reference... And this is constituted of those persons in whom
dispositions are native; with the love of beauty, the delight in
the power to embellish the passing day.
Gts 3.164 14 Compared with that good-will I bear my
friend, the benefit it
is in my power to render him seems small.
Nat2 3.173 10 ...I go with my friend to the shore of
our little river, and with
one stroke of the paddle I...pass into a delicate realm of sunset and
moonlight... A holiday...the proudest, most heart-rejoicing festival
valor and beauty, power and taste, ever decked and enjoyed, establishes
itself on the instant.
Nat2 3.175 26 The muse herself betrays her son [the
poor young poet], and
enhances the gifts of wealth and well-born beauty by a radiation out of
air, and clouds, and forests that skirt the road,--a certain haughty
favor, as if
from patrician genii to patricians, a kind of aristocracy in nature, a
the power of the air.
Nat2 3.185 26 The child...without any power to compare
and rank his
sensations...lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue which this
continual pretty madness has incurred.
Nat2 3.196 17 That power which does not respect
essence into every drop of rain.
Pol1 3.201 25 Of persons, all have equal rights, in
virtue of being identical
in nature. This interest of course with its whole power demands a
Pol1 3.205 10 [Persons and property] exert their power,
as steadily as
matter its attraction.
Pol1 3.206 14 The law may do what it will with the
owner of property; its
just power will still attach to the cent.
Pol1 3.206 16 The law may in a mad freak say that all
shall have power
except the owners of property;...
Pol1 3.206 21 What the owners wish to do, the whole
power of property
Pol1 3.210 6 The philosopher, the poet, or the
religious man, will of course
wish to cast his vote with the democrat...for facilitating in every
access of the young and the poor to the sources of wealth and power.
Pol1 3.210 25 From neither party, when in power, has
the world any benefit
to expect in science, art, or humanity, at all commensurate with the
resources of the nation.
Pol1 3.215 22 ...the less government we have the
better,--the fewer laws, and the less confided power.
Pol1 3.217 3 As a political power...[character's]
presence is hardly yet
Pol1 3.217 12 The gladiators in the lists of power
feel...the presence of
Pol1 3.219 22 The power of love, as the basis of a
State, has never been
Pol1 3.221 3 ...there never was in any man sufficient
faith in the power of
rectitude to inspire him with the broad design of renovating the State
principle of right and love.
NR 3.226 22 ...the power which drew my respect is not
supported by the
total symphony of [a man's] talents.
NR 3.235 14 It seems not worth while to execute with
too much pains some
one intellectual, or aesthetical, or civil feat, when presently the
scatter, and we shall burst into universal power.
NR 3.238 7 ...our economical mother...gathering up into
some man every
property in the universe, establishes thousand-fold occult mutual
among her offspring, that all this wash and waste of power may be
NR 3.239 21 Jesus would absorb the race; but Tom Paine
or the coarsest
blasphemer helps humanity by resisting this exuberance of power.
NR 3.241 21 ...in the contest we are now considering,
the players are also
the game, and share the power of the cards.
NER 3.261 8 ...in the assault on the kingdom of
reformers]...lose their sanity and power of benefit.
NER 3.264 18 ...it may easily be questioned...whether
those who have
energy will not prefer their chance of superiority and power in the
the humble certainties of the association;...
NER 3.266 23 Men will...plough, and reap, and govern,
as by added
ethereal power, when once they are united;...
NER 3.268 2 Men do not believe in a power of education.
NER 3.270 3 [A canine appetite for knowledge] gave the
power of speech...
NER 3.270 4 [A canine appetite for knowledge] gave the
power of poetry...
NER 3.277 5 ...[every man at heart] wishes that the
same healing should
not stop in his thought, but should penetrate his will or active power.
NER 3.280 7 The man whose part is taken and who does
not wait for
society in anything, has a power which society cannot choose but feel.
NER 3.280 21 The disparities of power in men are
NER 3.281 15 ...[lovers of truth] know...what a price
of greatness the
power of expression too often pays.
NER 3.281 26 There is power over and behind us...
UGM 4.8 2 Direct giving is agreeable to the early
belief of men; direct
giving of material or metaphysical aid, as of health, eternal youth,
senses, arts of healing, magical power and prophecy.
UGM 4.14 2 I cannot even hear of...great power of
UGM 4.14 27 There is a power in love to divine
another's destiny better
than that other can...
UGM 4.16 22 We go to the gymnasium and the
swimming-school to see
the power and beauty of the body;...
UGM 4.16 26 We go to the gymnasium and the
swimming-school to see
the power and beauty of the body; there is the like pleasure and a
benefit from witnessing intellectual feats of all kinds; as...great
UGM 4.17 24 The high functions of the intellect are so
allied that some
imaginative power usually appears in all eminent minds...
UGM 4.18 19 The imbecility of men is always inviting
the impudence of
UGM 4.19 24 The power which [the best men] communicate
is not theirs.
UGM 4.23 10 I like a master standing firm on legs of
men by fascination into tributaries and supporters of his power.
UGM 4.23 17 ...I find [a master] greater when he can
abolish himself and
all heroes, by letting in this element of reason...into our thoughts,
destroying individualism; the power so great that the potentate is
UGM 4.28 25 Nothing is more marked than the power by
individuals are guarded from individuals...
UGM 4.33 8 This is the key to the power of the greatest
PPh 4.46 14 ...[ardent young men and women] sigh and
weep, write verses
and walk alone,--fault of power to express their precise meaning.
PPh 4.47 3 There is a moment in the history of every
perceptive powers reach their ripeness... ... That is the moment of
health, the culmination of power.
PPh 4.51 11 ...[diversity] is the power of nature.
PPh 4.51 18 These two principles [unity and diversity]
interpenetrate all things, all thought; the one, the many. One
PPh 4.54 26 ...the union of impossibilities, which
reappears in every
object;, its real and its ideal power,--was now also transferred entire
consciousness of a man [Plato].
PPh 4.56 2 ...the experience of poetic creativeness,
which is not found in
staying at home, nor yet in travelling, but in transitions from one to
other, which must therefore be adroitly managed to present as much
transitional surface as possible; this command of two elements must
the power and the charm of Plato.
PPh 4.57 13 The mind of Plato...is to be apprehended by
an original mind
in the exercise of its original power.
PPh 4.61 1 ...looking to the truth, I shall endeavor in
reality to live as
virtuously as I can [said Plato]; and when I die, to die so. And I
other men, to the utmost of my power...to this contest, which, I
affirm, surpasses all contests here.
PPh 4.62 9 ...the Asia in [Plato's] mind was first
ocean of love and power...
PPh 4.65 6 What value [Plato] gives to the art of
gymnastic in education;... what to astronomy, whose appeasing and
medicinal power he celebrates!
PPh 4.67 9 Judge whether it is not safer to be
instructed by some one of
those who have power over the benefit which they impart to men [said
Socrates], than by me, who benefit or not, just as it may happen.
PPh 4.67 26 There is no thought in any mind but it
quickly tends to convert
itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means.
PPh 4.69 27 When an artificer, [Plato] says, in the
fabrication of any work, looks to that which always subsists according
to the same; and, employing a
model of this kind, expresses its idea and power in his work,--it must
that his production should be beautiful.
PPh 4.70 27 Socrates again, in his traits and genius,
is the best example of
that synthesis which constitutes Plato's extraordinary power.
PPh 4.75 25 ...the defect of Plato in power is only
that which results
inevitably from his quality.
PPh 4.78 10 No power of genius has ever yet had the
smallest success in
PNR 4.81 21 [Plato] represents...the power...of
carrying up every fact to
PNR 4.85 11 This eldest Goethe [Plato]...appears like
the god of wealth
among the cabins of vagabonds, opening power and capability in
everything he touches.
PNR 4.85 20 Ethical science was new and vacant when
Plato could write
thus:...as respects either of them in itself, and subsisting by its own
in the soul of the possessor...no one has yet sufficiently
investigated...how, namely, that injustice is the greatest of all the
evils that the soul has within
it, and justice the greatest good.
PNR 4.86 3 [Plato] was born to behold the self-evolving
power of spirit...
PNR 4.86 4 [Plato] was born to behold the self-evolving
power of spirit...a
power which is the key at once to the centrality and the evanescence of
SwM 4.97 21 In the chief examples of religious
morbid has mingled, in spite of the unquestionable increase of mental
SwM 4.101 2 ...[Swedenborg] seems to have kept the
friendship of men in
SwM 4.104 6 The robust Aristotelian method...skilful to
power from form...had trained a race of athletic philosophers.
SwM 4.107 12 In the plant, the eye or germinative point
opens to a leaf, then to another leaf, with a power of transforming the
leaf into radicle, stamen, pistil, petal, bract, sepal, or seed.
SwM 4.107 20 In the animal, nature makes a vertebra, or
a spine of
vertebrae, and helps herself still by a new spine, with a limited power
modifying its form...
SwM 4.130 14 Success, or a fortunate genius, seems to
depend...on a due
proportion, hard to hit, of moral and mental power...
SwM 4.133 3 Swedenborg's system of the world...lacks
power to generate
SwM 4.141 22 [Swedenborg's spiritual world] is...very
like, in its endless
power of lurid pictures, to the phenomena of dreaming...
MoS 4.151 13 Having at some time seen that the happy
soul will carry all
the arts in power, [men predisposed to morals] say, Why cumber
with superfluous realizations?...
MoS 4.152 6 ...to the men of practical power...the man
of ideas appears out
of his reason.
MoS 4.156 13 [The skeptic says] Why exaggerate the
power of virtue?
MoS 4.172 10 ...the interrogation of custom at all
points...is the evidence of [the superior mind's] perception of the
flowing power which remains itself
in all changes.
MoS 4.175 15 There is the power of moods...
MoS 4.175 17 There is the power of complexions...
MoS 4.176 27 ...is no community of sentiment
discoverable in distant times
and places? And when it shows the power of self-interest, I accept that
part of the divine law...
MoS 4.177 9 We have too little power of resistance
against this ferocity
which champs us up.
MoS 4.183 23 [The man of thought] can behold with
serenity the yawning
gulf between the ambition of man and his power of performance...
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, between
the demand and supply of power...
MoS 4.184 3 ...the incompetency of power is the
universal grief of young
and ardent minds.
MoS 4.184 12 ...to each man is administered a single
drop, a bead of dew of
vital power, per day...
MoS 4.185 2 In every house...this chasm is
found,--between the largest
promise of ideal power, and the shabby experience.
ShP 4.190 8 A great man does not wake up on some fine
morning and say, I am full of life...I foresee a new mechanic power...
ShP 4.190 23 ...[every master's] power lay in his
sympathy with his
ShP 4.190 26 ...[every master's] power lay...in his
love of the materials he
wrought in. What an economy of power!...
ShP 4.191 10 Great genial power, one would almost say,
consists in not
being original at all;...
ShP 4.204 21 ...there is in all cultivated minds a
silent appreciation of [Shakespeare's] superlative power and beauty...
ShP 4.212 9 With [Shakespeare's] wisdom of life is the
of imaginative and of lyric power.
ShP 4.213 8 ...[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 11 This power of expression...makes
[Shakespeare] the type of
ShP 4.214 3 [Shakespeare] had the power to make one
ShP 4.214 13 [Shakespeare's] lyric power lies in the
genius of the piece.
ShP 4.217 11 [Shakespeare]...never took the step which
to such genius, namely to explore the virtue which resides in these
[natural] symbols and imparts this power:--what is that which they
ShP 4.217 22 Are the agents of nature, and the power to
understand them, worth no more than a street serenade...
ShP 4.218 2 As long as the question is of talent and
mental power, the
world of men has not [Shakespeare's] equal to show.
NMW 4.223 14 Following [Swedenborg's] analogy, if any
man is found to
carry with him the power and affections of vast numbers, if Napoleon is
France...it is because the people whom he sways are little Napoleons.
NMW 4.225 4 Paris and London and New York, the
spirit...of money and
material power, were also to have their prophet;...
NMW 4.227 8 [A man of Napoleon's stamp]...comes to be a
bureau for all
the intelligence, wit and power of the age and country.
NMW 4.227 26 Bonaparte wrought...for power and
NMW 4.229 11 To be sure there are men enough who are
things...but these men ordinarily lack the power of arrangement...
NMW 4.229 15 ...men saw in [Bonaparte] combined the
natural and the
NMW 4.231 10 [Bonaparte] respected the power of nature
NMW 4.236 24 My power would fall, were I not to support
it by new
achievements [said Napoleon].
NMW 4.242 11 ...a man of [the French people] held, in
the Tuileries, knowledge and ideas like their own, opening of course to
them and their
children all places of power and trust.
NMW 4.243 13 ...[Napoleon] undoubtedly felt...a wish to
power with other masters...
NMW 4.245 2 Natural power was sure to be well received
at [Napoleon's] court.
NMW 4.247 9 [Napoleon's] power does not consist in any
NMW 4.247 12 [Napoleon's] power does not consist...in
power of persuasion;...
NMW 4.252 10 He delighted to fascinate Josephine and
her ladies...by the
terrors of a fiction to which his voice and dramatic power lent every
NMW 4.254 14 If I were to give the liberty of the press
[said Napoleon], my power could not last three days.
NMW 4.256 5 ...when you have penetrated through all the
circles of power
and splendor [of Napoleon], you were not dealing with a gentleman, at
NMW 4.257 8 ...what was the result of [Napoleon's] vast
talent and power...
NMW 4.258 7 ...this exorbitant egotist [Napoleon]
and absorbed the power and existence of those who served him;...
GoW 4.263 9 ...as our German poet said, Some god gave
me the power to
paint what I suffer.
GoW 4.263 11 By acting rashly, [the writer] buys the
power of talking
GoW 4.265 4 There is a certain heat in the
breast...which is the shining of
the spiritual sun down into the shaft of the mine. Every thought which
dawns on the mine, in the moment of its emergence announces its own
rank,--whether it is some whimsy, or whether it is a power.
GoW 4.273 18 [Goethe] had a power to unite the detached
atoms again by
their own law.
GoW 4.274 7 ...in the solidest kingdom of routine and
the senses, [Goethe] showed the lurking daemonic power;...
GoW 4.288 27 In this aim of culture, which is the
genius of [Goethe's] works, is their power.
GoW 4.289 6 ...compared with any motives on which books
are written in
England and America, [Goethe's work]...has the power to inspire which
belongs to truth.
ET1 5.4 23 The conditions of literary success are
almost destructive of the
best social power...
ET1 5.21 10 Lucretius [Wordsworth] esteems a far higher
poet than Virgil; not in his system, which is nothing, but in his power
ET3 5.35 10 What are the elements of that power which
the English hold
over other nations?
ET3 5.35 27 ...[England] has, in the last
centuries...stamped the knowledge, activity and power of mankind with
ET3 5.37 12 ...the English interest us a little less
within a few years; and
hence the impression that the British power has culminated...
ET3 5.37 22 The innumerable details [in England]...the
number and power
of the trades and guilds...hide all boundaries by the impression of
magnificence and endless wealth.
ET3 5.41 19 It is not down in the books...that
fortunate day when a wave of
the German Ocean burst the old isthmus which joined Kent and Cornwall
France...cutting off...a territory...enriched with every seed of
ET4 5.46 12 Is this [English] power due to their
ET4 5.46 13 Men hear gladly of the power of blood or
ET4 5.47 26 Race avails much, if that be true which is
love unity of power, and Saxons the representative principle.
ET4 5.49 25 Any the least and solitariest fact in our
natural history, such as
the melioration of fruits and animal stocks, has the worth of a power
opportunity of geologic periods.
ET4 5.56 22 The men who have built a ship and invented
the rig, cordage, sail, compass and pump;...have acquired much more
than a ship. Now arm
them and every shore is at their mercy. ... Of course they come into
fight from a higher ground of power than the land-nations;...
ET4 5.58 5 A king among these [Norse] farmers has a
ET4 5.61 18 The power of the race migrated and left
ET4 5.66 24 When it is considered...what resources of
mental and moral
power the traits of the blonde race betoken, its accession to empire
new and finer epoch...
ET5 5.75 19 The power of the Saxon-Danes...stood on the
personality of these people.
ET5 5.76 21 The Scandinavian fancied himself surrounded
kind of goblin men with vast power of work and skilful production...
ET5 5.77 4 Certain Trolls or working brains, under the
names of...Gibbon, Brindley, Watt, Wedgwood, dwell in the troll-mounts
of Britain, and turn
the sweat of their face to power and renown.
ET5 5.85 16 The spirit of system, attention to details,
and the subordination
of details...constitute that dispatch of business which makes the
power of England.
ET5 5.86 4 ...Wellington, when he came to the army in
Spain, had every
man weighed, first with accoutrements, and then without; believing that
force of an army depended on the weight and power of the individual
ET5 5.88 7 ...it must be owned [the English] are
capable of larger views; but the indulgence...costs great crises, or
accumulations of mental power.
ET5 5.97 8 [English] social classes are made by
statute. Their ratios of
power and representation are historical and legal.
ET5 5.97 10 The last Reform-bill [in England] took away
from a mound, a ruin and a stone wall...
ET5 5.97 14 Foreign power [in England] is kept by armed
ET5 5.97 15 Foreign power [in England] is kept by armed
at home, by a standing army of police.
ET5 5.99 4 One secret of [the Englishmen's] power is
their mutual good
ET5 5.99 13 An electric touch by any of their national
ideas, melts [the
English] into one family, and brings the hoards of power which their
individuality is always hiving, into use and play for all.
ET5 5.101 24 ...whilst in some directions [the English]
do not represent the
modern spirit but constitute it;--this vanguard of civility and power
ET6 5.106 24 The power and possession which surround
[the English] are
their own creation...
ET6 5.110 18 The English power resides also in their
dislike of change.
ET6 5.111 15 A sea-shell should be the crest of
England, not only because
it represents a power built on the waves, but also the hard finish of
ET7 5.116 23 [Englishmen's] practical power rests on
ET7 5.119 1 [The English] love reality in wealth,
ET7 5.120 25 In the power of saying rude truth...no men
ET7 5.125 22 What influence the English have [in
Europe] is by brute force
of wealth and power;...
ET8 5.130 26 ...you shall find in the common [English]
people a surly
indifference, sometimes gruffness and ill temper; and in minds of more
power, magazines of inexhaustible war, challenging The ruggedest hour
that time and spite dare bring/ To frown upon the enraged
ET8 5.136 26 [The English] have great range of scale,
from ferocity to
exquisite refinement. With larger scale, they have great retrieving
ET8 5.138 25 To understand the power of performance
that is in their finest
wits...one should see how English day-laborers hold out.
ET8 5.141 3 ...if hereafter the war of races...should
menace the English
civilization, these sea-kings may take once again to their floating
and find...a second millennium of power in their colonies.
ET8 5.143 1 ...the history of the [English] nation
discloses, at every turn, this original predilection for private
independence, and however this
inclination may have been disturbed by the bribes with which their vast
colonial power has warped men out of orbit, the inclination endures...
ET9 5.144 22 [The Englishman's] confidence in the power
performance of his nation makes him provokingly incurious about other
ET9 5.148 6 ...this little superfluity of self-regard
in the English brain is
one of the secrets of their power and history.
ET9 5.151 10 ...whenever an abatement of their power is
felt, [the English] have not conciliated the affection on which to
ET10 5.159 17 The power of machinery in Great Britain,
in mills, has been
computed to be equal to 600,000,000 men...
ET10 5.164 7 With this power of creation and this
independence, property [in England] has reached an ideal perfection.
ET10 5.165 27 ...[the Englishman's] English name and
accidents are like a
flourish of trumpets announcing him. This, with his quiet style of
manners, gives him the power of a sovereign without the inconveniences
belong to that rank.
ET10 5.166 17 [England's] worthies are ever surrounded
by as good men
as themselves; each is a captain a hundred strong, and that wealth of
represented again in the faculty of each individual,--that he
ET10 5.167 2 ...the machine unmans the user. What he
gains in making
cloth, he loses in general power.
ET11 5.172 4 The inequality of power and property [in
ET11 5.184 18 This monopoly of political power has
given [the English
peers] their intellectual and social eminence in Europe.
ET11 5.185 19 The English nobles are high-spirited,
active, educated men, born to wealth and power...
ET11 5.186 1 Power of any kind readily appears in the
ET11 5.186 2 ...beneficent power...gives a majesty
which cannot be
concealed or resisted.
ET11 5.186 22 [The English upper classes] have...the
power to command... the presence of the most accomplished men in their
ET11 5.194 1 Most of [the English noblemen] are only
idleness, which, because it squanders such vast power of benefit, has
mischief of crime.
ET11 5.197 10 ...the analysis of the [English] peerage
and gentry shows the
rapid decay and extinction of old families, the continual recruiting of
from new blood. The doors, though ostentatiously guarded, are really
open, and hence the power of the bribe.
ET11 5.198 14 [The English] cannot shut their eyes to
the fact that an
untitled nobility possess all the power without the inconveniences that
belong to rank...
ET12 5.210 26 The diet and rough exercise [at Oxford]
secure a certain
amount of old Norse power.
ET12 5.211 5 No doubt much of the power and brilliancy
of the reading-men [at Oxford] is merely constitutional or hygienic.
ET13 5.215 12 ...plainly there has been great power of
sentiment at work in
this island [England]...
ET13 5.215 19 The power of the religious sentiment [in
England] put an
end to human sacrifices, checked appetite...
ET13 5.216 9 The violence of the northern savages
Christianity into power.
ET13 5.222 1 The English, in common perhaps with
Christendom in the
nineteenth century, do not respect power, but only performance;...
ET13 5.222 14 The most sensible and well-informed
[English] men possess
the power of thinking just so far as the bishop in religious matters...
ET14 5.236 5 The ardor and endurance of [English]
study...and, generally, the easy exertion of power,--astonish...
ET14 5.239 18 Whoever...requires heaps of facts before
any theories can be
attempted, has no poetic power...
ET14 5.242 8 In England these [generalizations]...do
all have a kind of
filial retrospect to Plato and the Greeks. Of this kind
political rule that power must rest on land,--a rule which requires to
ET14 5.245 22 Hallam...is unconscious of the deep worth
which lies in the
mystics, and which often outvalues as a seed of power and a source of
revolution all the correct writers and shining reputations of their
ET14 5.252 23 [A good Englishman] has learning, good
sense, power of
labor, and logic;...
ET14 5.253 26 ...in England, one hermit finds this
fact, and another finds
that, and lives and dies ignorant of its value. There are great
exceptions... adding sometimes the divination of the old masters to the
of labor in the English mind.
ET14 5.255 7 The practical and comfortable oppress [the
inexorable claims, and the smallest fraction of power remains for
ET14 5.257 20 Through all his refinements...[Tennyson]
has reached the
public,--a certificate of good sense and general power...
ET14 5.258 23 For a self-conceited modish life...there
is no remedy like the
Oriental largeness. That astonishes and disconcerts English decorum.
once, there is...power which trifles with time and space.
ET14 5.259 16 ...I know that a retrieving power lies in
the English race
which seems to make any recoil possible;...
ET14 5.260 4 I can well believe what I have often
heard, that there are two
nations in England; but it is not the Poor and the Rich, nor is
and the Goth. These are each always becoming the other; for Robert Owen
does not exaggerate the power of circumstance.
ET14 5.260 16 ...the two complexions, or two styles of
mind [in England]... are ever in counterpoise, interacting
mutually...these two nations, of genius
and of animal force...forever by their discord and their accord yield
power of the English State.
ET15 5.261 1 The power of the newspaper is familiar in
ET15 5.263 8 The most conspicuous result of this talent
[for writing for
journals] is the Times newspaper. No power in England is more felt,
feared, or more obeyed.
ET15 5.264 1 When Lord Brougham was in power, [the
London Times] decided against him, and pulled him down.
ET15 5.265 10 The proprietors [of the London Times],
who had already
complained that [John Walter's] charges for printing were excessive,
that they were in his power...
ET15 5.267 5 The influence of this journal [London
Times] is a recognized
power in Europe...
ET15 5.270 14 ...[the editors of the London Times] have
an instinct for
finding where the power now lies...
ET15 5.270 25 ...when [the editors of the London Times]
see that [authors
of each liberal movement] have established their fact, that power is on
point of passing to them, they strike in with the voice of a monarch...
ET15 5.271 22 [The London Times] is a living index of
the colossal British
ET15 5.272 1 I wish I could add that this journal [the
London Times] aspired to deserve the power it wields...
ET15 5.272 27 ...[if the London Times would cleave to
the right] the least
of its victories would be to give to England a new millennium of
ET18 5.300 13 A bitter class-legislation gives power
[in England] to those
who are rich enough to buy a law.
ET18 5.302 19 What variety of power and talent;...is
indicated in Collins's
Peerage, through eight hundred years!
ET18 5.303 11 I have noted the reserve of power in the
ET18 5.304 9 [The English] are expiating the wrongs of
India by benefits;... in the instruction of the people, to qualify them
for self-government, when
the British power shall be finally called home.
ET18 5.305 24 Will, said the old philosophy, is the
measure of power...
ET18 5.307 22 The power of performance [in England] has
ET19 5.313 19 I see [England] in her old age...still
daring to believe in her
power of endurance and expansion.
F 6.4 8 If we must accept Fate, we are not less
compelled to affirm...the
power of character.
F 6.4 13 ...by harping...on each string, we learn at
last its power.
F 6.8 24 ...these shocks and ruins are less destructive
to us than the stealthy
power of other laws which act on us daily.
F 6.9 5 ...so is sex; so is climate; so is the reaction
of talents imprisoning
the vital power in certain directions.
F 6.14 12 In science we have to consider two things:
F 6.14 18 ...all that the primary power or spasm
operates is still vesicles, vesicles.
F 6.15 3 Once we thought positive power was all.
F 6.15 4 Now we learn that negative power, or
circumstance, is half.
F 6.19 26 A man's power is hooped in by a necessity
which...he touches on
every side until he learns its arc.
F 6.24 12 No power...shall make [man] give up his
F 6.27 8 Just as much intellect as you add, so much
F 6.28 23 Where power is shown in will, it must rest on
the universal force.
F 6.29 4 Whoever has had experience of the moral
sentiment cannot choose
but believe in unlimited power.
F 6.31 2 ...whether, seeing these two things, fate and
power, we are
permitted to believe in unity?
F 6.31 21 The friendly power works on the same rules in
the next farm and
the next planet.
F 6.32 8 ...trim your bark, and the wave which drowned
it will...carry it like
its own foam, a plume and a power.
F 6.33 22 ...the Marquis of Worcester, Watt, and Fulton
themselves that where was power was not devil...
F 6.34 17 The Fultons and Watts of politics, believing
in unity, saw that it
was a power...
F 6.35 16 ...if limitation is power that shall be...we
F 6.38 2 ...[every creature] has predisposing power
that bends and fits what
is near him to his use.
F 6.40 14 All the toys that infatuate men...houses,
land, money, luxury, power, fame, are the selfsame thing...
F 6.41 9 We know what madness belongs to love,-what
power to paint a
vile object in hues of heaven.
F 6.43 16 Every solid in the universe is ready to
become fluid on the
approach of the mind, and the power to flux it is the measure of the
F 6.48 3 A good intention clothes itself with sudden
Pow 6.53 13 Life is a search after power;...
Pow 6.53 21 ...[a man] can well afford to let events
and possessions and the
breath of the body go, if their value has been added to him in the
Pow 6.56 10 All power is of one kind...
Pow 6.60 5 Health is good,--power, life, that resists
disease, poison and all
Pow 6.61 26 Personal power, freedom, and the resources
of nature strain
every faculty of every citizen.
Pow 6.62 14 Power educates the potentate.
Pow 6.63 1 As long as our people quote English
standards they will miss
the sovereignty of power;...
Pow 6.63 25 This power [in American politics], to be
sure, is not clothed in
Pow 6.63 26 This power [in American politics]...is not
clothed in satin. 'T is the power of Lynch law...
Pow 6.64 2 ...all kinds of power usually emerge at the
Pow 6.64 3 ...all kinds of power usually emerge at the
of mind with physical health;...
Pow 6.65 8 Men in power have no opinions...
Pow 6.71 14 ...whilst the habits of the camp were still
visible in the port
and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated...
Pow 6.71 22 We say that success...depends on a plus
condition of mind and
body, on power of work, on courage;...
Pow 6.73 12 Success goes...invariably with a certain
plus or positive
Pow 6.73 12 ...an ounce of power must balance an ounce
Pow 6.77 8 The second substitute for temperament is
drill, the power of use
Pow 6.77 11 ...the galvanic stream, slow but
continuous, is equal in power
to the electric spark...
Pow 6.79 6 The friction in nature is so enormous that
we cannot spare any
Pow 6.79 21 To have learned the use of the tools, by
manipulations; to have learned the arts of reckoning, by endless adding
dividing, is the power of the mechanic and the clerk.
Pow 6.80 5 Indifferent hacks and mediocrities tower, by
forces to a lucrative point or by working power, over multitudes of
Wth 6.83 7 Wings of what wind the lichen bore,/ Wafting
the puny seeds of
power,/ Which, lodged in rock, the rock abrade?/
Wth 6.86 26 Every basket [of coal] is power and
Wth 6.87 8 ...coal...with its comfort brings its
Wth 6.88 18 ...every thought of every hour opens a new
want to [a man] which it concerns his power and dignity to gratify.
Wth 6.89 16 The sea...offers its perilous aid and the
power and empire that
follow it...to [man's] craft and audacity.
Wth 6.89 20 Beware of me, [the sea] says, but if you
can hold me, I am the
key to all the lands. Fire offers, on its side, an equal power.
Wth 6.91 15 ...if [a man] wishes the power and
privilege of thought...he
must bring his wants within his proper power to satisfy.
Wth 6.91 18 ...if [a man] wishes...having society on
his own terms, he must
bring his wants within his proper power to satisfy.
Wth 6.93 11 Power is what [men of sense] want, not
Wth 6.93 12 Power is what [men of sense] want...power
to execute their
design, power to give legs and feet...to their thought;...
Wth 6.95 21 ...every man...should pluck his living, his
power and his knowing, from the sun, moon and stars.
Wth 6.96 4 ...if men should...leave off aiming to be
rich, the moralists
would rush to rekindle at all hazards this love of power in the people,
civilization should be undone.
Wth 6.101 4 ...the true and only power, whether
composed of money, water
or men; it is all alike [said the Marseilles banker];...
Wth 6.103 9 A dollar is rated for the corn it will buy,
or to speak strictly... for the wit, probity and power which we eat
bread and dwell in houses to
share and exert.
Wth 6.105 12 Not much otherwise the economical power
masses through the political lords.
Wth 6.109 12 ...power and pleasure are not cheap.
Wth 6.125 22 The merchant's economy is a coarse symbol
of the soul's
economy. It is to spend for power and not for pleasure.
Wth 6.126 11 Will [a man] not spend but hoard for
Wth 6.126 21 The bread [a man] eats is first strength
and animal spirits; it
becomes...in still higher results, courage and endurance. This is the
compound interest; this is...man raised to his highest power.
Ctr 6.131 3 Whilst all the world is in pursuit of
power...culture corrects the
theory of success.
Ctr 6.131 4 Whilst all the world is in pursuit of
power, and of wealth as a
means of power, culture corrects the theory of success.
Ctr 6.131 5 A man is the prisoner of his power.
Ctr 6.131 16 ...any excess of power in one part is
usually paid for at once
by some defect in a contiguous part.
Ctr 6.131 23 ...nature usually in the instances where a
marked man is sent
into the world, overloads him with bias, sacrificing his symmetry to
Ctr 6.134 23 He only is a well-made man who has a good
determination. And the end of culture is...to train away all impediment
and mixture and
leave nothing but pure power.
Ctr 6.134 27 [Our student] must have...a power to see
with a free and
disengaged look every object.
Ctr 6.140 3 'T is inhuman to want faith in the power of
Ctr 6.142 2 ...in proportion to the spontaneous power
should be the
Ctr 6.142 3 ...in proportion to the spontaneous power
should be the
Ctr 6.143 25 ...fencing, riding, are lessons in the art
Ctr 6.151 5 How the imagination is piqued by
container of transcendent power, passing for nobody;...
Ctr 6.160 20 There is a certain loftiness of thought
and power to marshal
and adjust particulars, which can only come from an insight of their
Ctr 6.162 22 [The finished man of the world]...values
men only as channels
Ctr 6.166 10 [Man] is to convert...all enemies into
Bhr 6.170 12 The power of manners is incessant...
Bhr 6.171 4 The power of a woman of fashion to lead and
also to daunt and
repel, derives from [timid girls'] belief that she knows resources and
behaviors not known to them;...
Bhr 6.172 12 ...when we think...what high lessons and
inspiring tokens of
character [manners] convey...we see what range the subject has, and
relations to convenience, power and beauty.
Bhr 6.175 1 Broad lands and great interests...form
manners of power.
Bhr 6.179 3 ...[eyes] respect...neither learning nor
power nor virtue nor
Bhr 6.181 6 The alleged power to charm down insanity,
or ferocity in
beasts, is a power behind the eye.
Bhr 6.181 8 The alleged power to charm down insanity,
or ferocity in
beasts, is a power behind the eye.
Bhr 6.181 20 If the organ of sight is such a vehicle of
power, other features
have their own.
Bhr 6.182 11 ...[Balzac] says, The look, the voice, the
respiration, and the
attitude or walk, are identical. But, as it has not been given to man
power to stand guard at once over these four different simultaneous
expressions of his thought, watch that one which speaks out the truth,
you will know the whole man.
Bhr 6.182 19 The maxim of courts is that manner is
Bhr 6.183 26 What is the talent of that character so
successful man of the world--in all marts, senates and drawing-rooms?
Manners: manners of power;...
Bhr 6.185 5 Look on this woman. There is not
power to serve you;...
Bhr 6.188 7 In persons of character we do not remark
manners, because of
their instantaneousness. We are surprised by the thing done, out of all
power to watch the way of it.
Bhr 6.188 26 Manners impress as they indicate real
Bhr 6.190 11 How do [men] get this rapid knowledge...of
power and disposition?
Bhr 6.196 2 [Beautiful manners] must always show
gesture and action shall indicate power at rest.
Wsp 6.202 5 If the Divine Providence...has stated
itself out...in trade, in the
love of power and pleasure...let us not be so nice that we cannot write
facts down coarsely...
Wsp 6.202 16 The solar system has no anxiety about its
reputation, and the
credit of truth and honesty is as safe; nor have I any fear that a
bias can be given by leaning hard on the sides of fate, of practical
Wsp 6.202 23 We may well give skepticism as much line
as we can. The
spirit will return and fill us. It drives the drivers. It
accumulations of power...
Wsp 6.213 19 To this [moral] sentiment belong vast and
enlargements of power.
Wsp 6.216 11 ...when there was any extraordinary power
of performance... the human soul was in earnest...
Wsp 6.216 19 It is true that genius takes its rise out
of the mountains of
rectitude; that all beauty and power which men covet are somehow born
of that Alpine district;...
Wsp 6.219 12 ...if in sidereal ages gravity and
projection keep their craft...a
secreter gravitation, a secreter projection rule not less tyrannically
history, and keep the balance of power from age to age unbroken.
CbW 6.246 22 ...whatever makes us either think or feel
strongly, adds to
CbW 6.248 6 You must say of nothing, That is beneath me
Mirabeau], nor feel that anything can be out of your power.
CbW 6.255 6 ...the glory of character is in affronting
the horrors of
depravity to draw thence new nobilities of power;...
CbW 6.261 24 ...send [a rich man]...to Oregon; and if
he have true faculty, this may be the element he wants, and he will
come out of it with broader
wisdom and manly power.
CbW 6.265 1 ...the power of happiness of any soul is
not to be computed or
CbW 6.265 19 ...power dwells with cheerfulness;...
CbW 6.267 4 Genial manners are good, and power of
CbW 6.269 10 Inestimable is he to whom we can say what
we cannot say
to ourselves. Others...bereave us of the power of thought...
CbW 6.269 15 ...a blockhead makes a blockhead of his
companion. Wonderful power to benumb possesses this brother.
CbW 6.272 8 Our conversation once and again has
apprised us...that a
mental power invites us whose generalizations are more worth for joy
for effect than anything that is now called philosophy or literature.
CbW 6.272 12 In excited conversation we have...hints of
power native to
Bty 6.282 17 Alchemy, which sought...to arm with
power,--that was in the
Bty 6.283 13 We do not think heroes can exert any more
awful power than
that surface-play which amuses us.
Bty 6.286 14 ...the power of form and our sensibility
to personal influence
never go out of fashion.
Bty 6.287 4 ...the varied power in all that well-known
company that escort
us through life,--we know how these forms thrill, paralyze, provoke,
and enlarge us.
Bty 6.288 17 ...the beauty which certain objects have
for [man] is the
friendly fire which expands the thought and acquaints the prisoner that
liberty and power await him.
Bty 6.290 21 It is...health of constitution that makes
the sparkle and the
power of the eye.
Bty 6.294 22 In rhetoric, this art of omission is a
chief secret of power...
Bty 6.301 15 This is the triumph of
expression...charming us with a power
so fine and friendly and intoxicating that it makes admired persons
Bty 6.301 22 When the delicious beauty of lineaments
loses its power, it is
because a more delicious beauty has appeared;...
Bty 6.303 18 The new virtue which constitutes a thing
beautiful is...a power
to suggest relation to the whole world...
Bty 6.305 27 ...the fact is familiar that...a phrase of
poetry, plants wings at
our shoulders; as if the Divinity, in his approaches...deigns to draw a
line, which the mind knows and owns. This is that haughty force of
beauty... which the poets praise...Beauty hiding all wisdom and power
in its calm sky.
Ill 6.308 11 When thou dost return/ .../ Beholding.../
...out of endeavor/ To
change and to flow,/ The gas become solid,/ And phantoms and nothings/
Return to be things,/ And endless imbroglio/ Is law and the
first shalt thou know,/ That in the wild turmoil,/ Horsed on the
Proteus,/ Thou ridest to power,/ And to endurance./
Ill 6.314 27 [I knew a humorist who] shocked the
company by maintaining
that the attributes of God were two,--power and risibility...
SS 7.11 5 ...the power to charm the disguised soul that
sits veiled under this
bearded and that rosy visage is [the scholar's] rent and ration.
SS 7.12 19 [Animal spirits] seem a power incredible...
SS 7.12 26 Animal spirits constitute the power of the
Civ 7.19 12 [Civilization] implies the evolution of a
highly organized man, brought to supreme delicacy of sentiment, as in
practical power, religion, liberty, sense of honor and taste.
Civ 7.20 13 In other races [than the Indian and the
negro]...the like progress
that is made by a boy when he cuts his eye-teeth, as we say...is made
tribes. It is the learning the secret of cumulative power...
Civ 7.20 15 In other races [than the Indian and the
negro]...the like progress
that is made by a boy when he cuts his eye-teeth, as we say...is made
tribes. ... It implies...power to compare...
Civ 7.21 5 The power which the sea requires in the
sailor makes a man of
him very fast...
Civ 7.21 13 ...the effect of a framed or stone house is
immense on the
tranquillity, power and refinement of the builder.
Civ 7.22 25 ...the power of a wafer or a drop of wax or
gluten to guard a
letter, as it flies over sea over land and comes to its address as if a
of artillery brought it, I look upon as a fine meter of civilization.
Civ 7.23 22 We see insurmountable multitudes
obeying...the restraints of a
power which they scarcely perceive...
Art2 7.47 19 ...the power of Nature predominates over
the human will in all
works of even the fine arts...
Art2 7.55 25 It never was in the power of any man or
any community to
call the arts into being.
Elo1 7.64 4 Isocrates described his art as the power of
was small and diminishing what was great...
Elo1 7.64 24 Young men...are eager to enjoy this sense
of added power [of
Elo1 7.65 23 [Eloquence] is that despotism which poets
have celebrated in
the Pied Piper of Hamelin, whose music drew like the power of
gravitation,--drew soldiers and priests...
Elo1 7.65 27 [Eloquence] is a power of many degrees...
Elo1 7.69 23 ...the power of discourse of certain
individuals amounts to
Elo1 7.70 13 It is said that the Khans or story-tellers
in Ispahan and other
cities of the East, attain a controlling power over their audience...
Elo1 7.73 1 ...[Homer] does not fail to arm Ulysses at
first with this power
of overcoming all opposition by the blandishments of speech.
Elo1 7.73 17 ...the power of detaining the ear by
exists without higher merits.
Elo1 7.73 23 ...as this fascination of discourse aims
only at amusement...it
is yet a juggle, and of no lasting power.
Elo1 7.74 6 There are all degrees of power [in
Elo1 7.76 14 ...eloquence is attractive as an example
of the magic of
personal ascendency,--a total and resultant power...
Elo1 7.77 13 What a difference between men in power of
Elo1 7.77 14 A man succeeds because he has more power
of eye than
Elo1 7.77 21 ...any swindlers we have known are novices
and bunglers, as
is attested by their ill name. A greater power of face would accomplish
Elo1 7.77 23 A greater power of carrying the thing
loftily and with perfect
assurance, would confound merchant, banker, judge...
Elo1 7.77 26 A greater power of carrying the thing
loftily and with perfect
assurance, would confound...men of influence and power...
Elo1 7.78 3 It was said that a man has at one step
attained vast power, who
has renounced his moral sentiment...
Elo1 7.78 22 [Caesar]...declaimed to [the pirates]; if
they did not applaud
his speeches, he threatened them with hanging...and in a short time,
master of all on board. A man this is who...has a reserve of power when
has hit his mark.
Elo1 7.79 4 A supreme commander over all his passions
and affections; but
the secret of [Caesar's] ruling is higher than that. It is the power of
running without impediment from the brain and will into the hands.
Elo1 7.81 12 A man who has tastes like mine, but in
greater power, will
rule me any day...
Elo1 7.81 16 ...it is not powers of speech that we
primarily consider under
this word eloquence, but the power that being present, gives them their
Elo1 7.81 23 ...when [personal ascendency] is weaponed
with a power of
speech, it seems first to become truly human...
Elo1 7.81 27 ...when [personal ascendency] is weaponed
with a power of
speech, it...supplies the imagination with fine materials. This
enters into every consideration of the power of orators...
Elo1 7.84 18 Especially [the orator] consults his power
by making instead
of taking his theme.
Elo1 7.85 10 ...[the orator] must have power of
Elo1 7.89 25 By applying the habits of a higher style
of thought to the
common affairs of this world, [the orator] introduces beauty and
magnificence wherever he goes. Such a power was Burke's...
Elo1 7.90 8 Condense some daily experience into a
glowing symbol, and an
audience is electrified. They feel as if they already possessed some
right and power over a fact which they can detach...
Elo1 7.90 21 ...tenacity of memory, power of dealing
with facts...are keys
which the orator holds;...
Elo1 7.91 2 ...the truly eloquent man is a sane man
with power to
communicate his sanity.
Elo1 7.91 8 ...all these talents [of oratory]...have an
equal power to ensnare
and mislead the audience and the orator.
Elo1 7.92 15 In transcendent eloquence, there was ever
some crisis in
affairs, such as could deeply engage the man to the cause he pleads,
draw all this wide power to a point.
Elo1 7.92 23 ...in cases where profound conviction has
been wrought, the
eloquent man is he...who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief. It...
perhaps almost bereaves him of the power of articulation.
Elo1 7.93 16 ...the main distinction between [the
eloquent man] and other
well-graced actors is the conviction...that his mind is contemplating a
whole... Add to this concentration a certain regnant calmness...and the
orator stands before the people as a demoniacal power...
Elo1 7.94 2 The orator is thereby an orator, that he
keeps his feet ever on a
fact. Thus only is he invincible. No gifts...no power of wit or
illustration will make any amends for want of this.
Elo1 7.94 25 The power of Chatham, of Pericles, of
Luther, rested on this
strength of character...
Elo1 7.98 12 It is only to these simple strokes [of the
moral sentiment] that
the highest power belongs...
Elo1 7.99 17 In its right exercise, [eloquence] is an
Elo1 7.99 27 [Eloquence's] great masters...never
permitted any talent,-- neither voice, rhythm, poetic power, anecdote,
sarcasm--to appear for
DL 7.104 12 ...presently begins his use of his fingers,
and [the nestler] studies power...
DL 7.106 4 St. Peter's cannot have the magical power
over us that the red
and gold covers of our first picture-book possessed.
DL 7.122 21 I honor that man whose ambition it is...to
offices...of husband, father and friend. But it requires as much
power for this as for those other functions...
DL 7.126 3 ...we hold fast, all our lives long, a
faith...in clean and noble
relations, notwithstanding our total inexperience of a true society.
this was not the intention of Nature, to produce, with all this immense
expenditure of means and power, so cheap and humble a result.
DL 7.126 16 There is no face, no form, which one cannot
in fancy associate
with great power of intellect or with generosity of soul.
DL 7.127 2 ...let the hearts [our friends] have
agitated witness what power
has lurked in the traits of these structures of clay that pass and
DL 7.127 4 The secret power of form over the
imagination and affections
transcends all our philosophy.
DL 7.128 9 ...the sufficient reply to the skeptic who
doubts the competence
of man to elevate and to be elevated is in that desire and power to
joyful and ennobling intercourse with individuals...
DL 7.130 13 Why should we owe our power of attracting
our friends to
pictures and vases...
Farm 7.140 22 ...it is from [the farmer] that the
health and power, moral
and intellectual, of the cities came.
Farm 7.142 15 [The farmer's] machine is of colossal
diameter of the water-wheel, the arms of the levers, the power of the
battery, are out of all mechanic measure;...
Farm 7.144 3 The good rocks...say to [the farmer]: We
have the sacred
power as we received it.
Farm 7.146 12 Water...transports vast boulders of rock
in its iceberg a
thousand miles. But its far greater power depends on its talent of
Farm 7.146 20 ...[the farmer]...is taught the power
that lurks in petty things.
WD 7.158 12 ...we pity our fathers for dying
spectroscope arrived, as cheated out of half their human estate. These
open great gates of a future, promising...to lift human life out of its
to a godlike ease and power.
WD 7.161 14 Art and power will go on as they have
WD 7.162 19 The science of power is forced to remember
the power of
WD 7.162 20 The science of power is forced to remember
the power of
WD 7.162 27 Malthus...forgot to say...that the
augmenting wants of society
would be met by an augmenting power of invention.
WD 7.166 23 ...with the material power the moral
progress has not kept
WD 7.168 9 He only is rich who owns the day. There is
no king, rich man, fairy or demon who possesses such power as that.
WD 7.171 19 ...could a power open our eyes to behold
millions of spiritual
creatures walk the earth,--I believe I should find that mid-plain on
they moved floored beneath and arched above with the same web of blue
depth which weaves itself over me now...
WD 7.172 6 ...nothing expresses that power which seems
to work for
WD 7.175 16 [That flexile clay of which these old
brothers moulded their
admirable symbols] was the deep to-day which all men scorn;...the
populous, all-loving solitude which men quit for the tattle of towns.
lurks, he hides, he who is success, reality, joy and power.
WD 7.176 14 ...it was the rule of our poets, in the
legends of fairy lore, that
the fairies largest in power were the least in size.
WD 7.183 21 ...the least acceleration of thought and
the least increase of
power of thought, make life to seem and to be of vast duration.
WD 7.185 21 ...this is the progress of every earnest
skills...to the finer economy which respects the quality of what is
done... 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
health which...makes us great in all conditions, and as the only
we have of freedom and power.
Boks 7.190 27 [Books] impart sympathetic activity to
the moral power.
Boks 7.212 17 ...in this rag-fair neither the
Imagination, the great
awakening power, nor the Morals...are addressed.
Boks 7.213 4 We must have...some swing and verge for
the creative power
lying coiled and cramped here...
Boks 7.216 22 We are [in the novel] cheated into
laughter or wonder by
feats which only oddly combine acts that we do every day. There is no
element, no power, no furtherance.
Clbs 7.225 3 We...require nice treatment to get from us
the maximum of
power and pleasure.
Clbs 7.229 27 [Men] kindle each other; and such is the
power of suggestion
that each sprightly story calls out more;...
Clbs 7.231 10 The lover of letters loves power too.
Clbs 7.235 11 However courteously we conceal it, it is
social rank and
spiritual power that are compared;...
Clbs 7.250 2 One likes...to make in an old acquaintance
discoveries of scope and power through the advantage of an inspiring
Clbs 7.250 8 ...glasses rubbed acquire electric power
for a while.
Cour 7.253 14 ...when [men] see [the preference to the
general good] proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life
itself, there is no limit
to their admiration. This has made the power of the saints of the East
Cour 7.254 1 ...there are three qualities which
conspicuously attract the
wonder and reverence of mankind:--1. Disinterestedness...2. Practical
Cour 7.254 11 Men admire...the power of better
Cour 7.257 10 ...[the babe] comes so slowly to any
power of self-protection
that mothers say the salvation of the life and health of a young child
Cour 7.265 4 ...we do not exhaust the subject [Courage]
in the slight
analysis; we must not forget the variety of temperaments, each of which
qualifies this power of resistance.
Cour 7.268 18 A certain quantity of power belongs to a
certain quantity of
Cour 7.269 19 In all applications [courage] is the same
Cour 7.277 3 If you have no faith in beneficent power
reflect that the best use of fate is to teach us courage...
Suc 7.283 5 We have the power of territory and of
Suc 7.286 19 ...there is no limit to these varieties of
talent. These are arts to
be thankful for,--each one as it is a new direction of human power.
Suc 7.288 11 These [American] feats have to be sure
great difference of
merit, and some of them involve power of a high kind.
Suc 7.290 15 I hate this shallow Americanism which
hopes...to learn... power through making believe you are powerful...
Suc 7.291 23 ...[every man] is to dare to do what he
can do best; not help
others as they would direct him, but as he knows his helpful power to
Suc 7.294 2 ...Fulton knocked at the door of Napoleon
with steam, and was
rejected; and Napoleon lived long enough to know that he had excluded a
greater power than his own.
Suc 7.294 6 Cannot we please ourselves with...gaining
truth and power, without being praised for it?
Suc 7.297 7 ...our difference of wit appears to be only
a difference of... power to appreciate faint, fainter and infinitely
faintest voices and visions.
Suc 7.302 7 We are not strong by our power to
penetrate, but by our
Suc 7.302 13 This sensibility appears...in the power
which form and color
exert upon the soul;...
OA 7.317 19 Wherever there is power, there is age.
OA 7.319 7 [The cup of time] opens the senses, adds
OA 7.321 8 ...in all governments, the councils of power
were held by the
OA 7.321 24 ...there is no knowledge that is not power.
OA 7.327 13 [Man] wants...power, house and land...
OA 7.327 18 [A man] has his calling, homestead, social
OA 7.328 6 In a world so charged and sparkling with
power, a man does
not live long and actively without costly additions of experience...
OA 7.330 18 The day comes...when the lonely thought,
which seemed so
wise, yet half-wise, half-thought...is suddenly matched in our
sequence...which gives it instantly radiating power...
OA 7.333 7 ...[John Adams]...added...what effect age
may work in
diminishing the power of [John Quincy Adams's] mind, I do not know;...
PI 8.5 1 ...somewhat was murmured in our ear...that
under chemistry was
power and purpose...
PI 8.5 2 ...somewhat was murmured in our ear...that
under chemistry was
power and purpose: power and purpose ride on matter to the last atom.
PI 8.7 20 The electric word pronounced by John Hunter a
ago, arrested and progressive development...gave the poetic key to
Science...a hint whose power is not yet exhausted...
PI 8.16 21 Mountains and oceans we think we
understand;--yes, so long as
they are contented to be such, and are safe with the geologist,--but
they are melted in Promethean alembics and come out men, and then,
melted again, come out words, without any abatement, but with an
exaltation of power!
PI 8.20 16 This power is in the image because this
power is in Nature.
PI 8.20 23 The selection of the image is no more
arbitrary than the power
and significance of the image.
PI 8.23 21 Whatever one act we do, whatever one thing
we learn, we are
doing and learning all things,--marching in the direction of universal
PI 8.24 22 ...the beholding and co-energizing mind sees
the same refining
and ascent to the third, the seventh or the tenth power of the daily
which the senses report...
PI 8.27 4 As a power [poetry] is the perception of the
symbolic character of
PI 8.27 11 ...this power [the perception of the
symbolic character of things] appears in Dante and Shakspeare.
PI 8.34 13 The...measure of poetic genius is the power
to read the poetry of
PI 8.35 9 The test of the poet is the power to take the
passing day...and hold
it up to a divine reason...
PI 8.39 4 [The poet's] inspiration is power to carry
out and complete the
PI 8.40 16 ...[the writer] must be at the top of his
condition. In that
prosperity he is sometimes caught up into a perception...of fairy
machineries and funds of power hitherto utterly unknown to him...
PI 8.44 15 This power [of characterization] appears not
only in the outline
or portrait of [Shakespeare's] actors...
PI 8.47 5 ...in higher degrees, we know the instant
power of music upon our
temperaments to change our mood...
PI 8.56 16 ...I honor the geometer, but he has before
him higher power and
happiness than he knows.
PI 8.59 18 The Norsemen have no less faith in poetry
and its power...
PI 8.63 4 We are sometimes apprised that there is a
mental power and
creation more excellent that anything which is commonly called
PI 8.63 25 Power, new power, is the good which the soul
PI 8.71 21 The free spirit sympathizes not only with
the actual form, but
with the power or possible forms;...
PI 8.72 5 Power of generalizing differences men.
SA 8.86 13 In man or woman, the face and the person
lose power when
they are on the strain to express admiration.
SA 8.89 17 ...now and then we say things to our mates,
or hear things from
them, which seem to put it out of the power of the parties to be
SA 8.92 17 Speech is power...
SA 8.93 16 Shenstone gave no bad account of this
influence [of women] in
his description of the French woman: There is a quality in which no
in the world can compete with her,--it is the power of intellectual
SA 8.100 11 It is the sense of every human being that
himself with tools and force the elements to drudge for him and give
SA 8.102 17 ...as in civil duties, so in social power
SA 8.102 26 ...I have seen examples of new grace and
power in address that
honor the country.
Elo2 8.111 5 [An anecdote of eloquence] is a triumph of
Elo2 8.111 22 ...[in a debate] much power is to be
exhibited which is not
yet called into existence...
Elo2 8.112 8 Our community runs through a long scale of
Elo2 8.112 22 Eloquence shows the power and possibility
Elo2 8.115 2 [Eloquence] instructs in the power of man
Elo2 8.115 3 [Eloquence] instructs...that a man is...to
the extent of his
being, a power;...
Elo2 8.116 18 When a good man rises in the cold and
malicious assembly, you think, Well, sir, it would be more prudent to
be silent; why not rest, sir, on your good record? Nobody doubts your
talent and power...
Elo2 8.117 12 The special ingredients of this force [of
eloquence] are clear
perceptions; memory; power of statement; logic; imagination...
Elo2 8.117 18 As soon as a man shows rare power of
great interests...crowd to him to be their spokesman...
Elo2 8.118 15 ...this power [of eloquence] which so
astonishes and commands is only the exaggeration of a talent which is
Elo2 8.119 13 The most...thought-paralyzing companion
out in a public assembly to be a fluent, various and effective orator.
you find what all that excess of power which so chafed and fretted you
tete-a-tete with him was for.
Elo2 8.119 22 Those whom we admire--the great
orators--have some habit
of heat, and moreover...an art of husbanding it,--as if their hand was
organ-stop, and could now use it temperately, and now let out all the
and breadth of the power.
Elo2 8.122 20 ...the wonders [John Quincy Adams] could
achieve with that
cracked and disobedient organ [his voice] showed what power might have
belonged to it in early manhood.
Elo2 8.125 12 The power of [the men in the street's]
speech is, that it is
perfectly understood by all;...
Elo2 8.129 25 ...we must come to the main matter [of
eloquence], of power
Elo2 8.130 3 Eloquence is the power to translate a
truth into language
perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.
Elo2 8.132 16 If there ever was a country where
eloquence was a power, it
is the United States.
Res 8.139 4 Our Copernican globe is a great factory or
shop of power...
Res 8.140 7 What power does Nature not owe to her
duration, of amassing
infinitesimals into cosmical forces!
Res 8.141 12 Here in America are all the wealth of
soil, of timber, of mines
and of the sea, put into the possession of a people who...have the
habit of invention in their brain.
Res 8.143 3 America is...such a magazine of power, that
at her shores all
the common rules of political economy utterly fail.
Res 8.143 5 Here [in America] is bread, and wealth, and
education for every man who has the heart to use his opportunity.
Res 8.143 7 The creation of power had never any
parallel [to that in
Res 8.144 16 The Indian, the sailor, the hunter, only
these know the power
of the hands, feet, teeth, eyes and ears.
Res 8.146 24 [The determined man] reveals to us the
enormous power of
one man over masses of men;...
Res 8.150 4 ...every power in energy speedily arrives
at its limits...
Res 8.150 12 I should like to have the statistics of
bold experimenting on
the husbandry of mental power.
Res 8.153 18 Resources of Man...it is the power of
passion, the majesty of
virtue and the omnipotence of will.
QO 8.178 7 ...in proportion to the spontaneous power
should be the
QO 8.178 8 ...in proportion to the spontaneous power
should be the
QO 8.190 25 Original power is usually accompanied with
QO 8.190 26 Original power is usually accompanied with
QO 8.201 25 Genius is...the capacity of receiving just
impressions from the
external world, and the power of coordinating these after the laws of
QO 8.203 26 Only as braveries of too prodigal power can
we pardon it, when the life of genius is so redundant that out of
petulance it flings its fire
into some old mummy, and, lo! it walks and blushes again here in the
PC 8.206 2 From high to higher forces/ The scale of
PC 8.208 22 Now that by the increased humanity of law
she controls her
property, [woman] inevitably takes the next step to her share in power.
PC 8.209 18 ...[the coxcomb] has found...that good
sense is now in power...
PC 8.217 21 If a man know the laws of Nature better
than other men, his
nation cannot spare him; nor if he know the power of numbers...
PC 8.218 26 Even manners are a distinction which...are
not to be overborne
by rank or official power...
PC 8.219 12 Literary history and all history is a
record of the power of
PC 8.220 11 ...power obeys reality, and not
PC 8.223 13 On this power, this all-dissolving unity,
the emphasis of
heaven and earth is laid.
PC 8.224 1 The immeasurableness of Nature is not more
astounding than [man's] power to gather all her omnipotence into a
manageable rod or
PC 8.224 21 Whilst [Nature's] power is offered to
[man's] hand...not less
its beauty speaks to his taste, imagination and sentiment.
PC 8.228 11 [The moral sentiment] is the fountain of
PC 8.230 4 Talent working with joy in the cause of
universal truth lifts the
possessor to new power as a benefactor.
PC 8.232 11 The community of scholars do not know their
PC 8.232 14 ...nobody doubts the power of manners...
PC 8.234 8 ...when I...consider the sound material of
which the cultivated
class here is made up,-what high personal worth, what love of men, what
hope, is joined with rich information and practical power...I cannot
this great knighthood of virtue...
PPo 8.237 18 Many qualities go to make a good
telescope...but the one
eminent value is the space-penetrating power;...
PPo 8.247 27 The difference is not so much in the
quality of men's
thoughts as in the power of uttering them.
Insp 8.269 4 ...the one thing we wish to know is, where
power is to be
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