True to Trusty
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
true, adj. (474)
Nat 1.4 18 Whenever a true theory appears, it will be
its own evidence.
Nat 1.33 25 What is true of proverbs, is true of all
Nat 1.33 26 What is true of proverbs, is true of all
Nat 1.44 14 ...a law of one organization, holds true
Nat 1.55 14 The true philosopher and the true poet are
Nat 1.56 8 The sublime remark of Euler on his law of
arches, This will be
found contrary to all experience, yet is true; had already transferred
into the mind...
Nat 1.59 11 I only wish to indicate the true position
of nature in regard to
Nat 1.59 19 Children, it is true, believe in the
Nat 1.61 1 It is essential to a true theory of nature
and of man, that it should
contain somewhat progressive.
Nat 1.61 5 ...facts that end in the statement, cannot
be all that is true of this
Nat 1.75 9 To the wise...a fact is true poetry...
AmS 1.83 22 The planter...is seldom cheered by any idea
of the true dignity
of his ministry.
AmS 1.84 16 ...is not the true scholar the only true
AmS 1.93 8 We then see, what is always true, that as
the seer's hour of
vision is short and rare...so is its record...the least part of his
AmS 1.94 19 As far as this is true of the studious
classes, it is not just and
AmS 1.95 24 The true scholar grudges every opportunity
of action past by...
AmS 1.103 17 The poet...is found to have recorded that
true for them also.
AmS 1.103 25 ...the deeper [the orator] dives into his
presentiment, to his wonder he finds this is the most...universally
AmS 1.107 18 Wake [men] and they shall quit the false
good and leap to
AmS 1.113 18 Every thing that tends to insulate the
true union as well as greatness.
DSA 1.126 19 What these holy bards said, all sane men
DSA 1.127 4 What [another soul] announces, I must find
true in me, or
DSA 1.128 19 Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of
DSA 1.128 24 One man was true to what is in you and me.
DSA 1.130 3 Thus was [Jesus] a true man.
DSA 1.132 18 A true conversion...is...to be made by the
DSA 1.132 19 A true conversion, a true Christ, is...to
be made by the
reception of beautiful sentiments.
DSA 1.132 21 It is true that a great and rich
soul...names the world.
DSA 1.133 16 ...when I see among my contemporaries a
true orator...I see
beauty that is to be desired.
DSA 1.133 22 ...with yet more entire consent of my
human being, sounds in
my ear the severe music of the bards that have sung of the true God in
DSA 1.137 1 The test of the true faith, certainly,
should be its power to
charm and command the soul...
DSA 1.138 15 The true preacher can be known by this,
that he deals out to
the people his life...
DSA 1.141 14 ...it is still true that tradition
characterizes the preaching of
DSA 1.144 17 It is the office of a true teacher to show
us that God is, not
DSA 1.144 19 The true Christianity...is lost.
LE 1.175 19 ...accept the hint...of spiritual emptiness
and waste which true
nature gives you...
LE 1.176 21 How mean to go blazing...in fashionable or
political salons... forfeiting...the privacy, and the true and warm
heart of the citizen!
LE 1.181 2 Let the scholar appreciate this combination
of gifts, which, applied to better purpose, make true wisdom.
LE 1.181 6 ...though the success of the market is in
the reward, true success
is the doing;...
LE 1.182 2 Let [the scholar]...serve the world as a
true and noble man;...
LE 1.183 2 Snares and bribes abound to mislead [the
student]; let him be
LE 1.183 24 ...let [the scholar] be cold and true...
LE 1.185 20 If...God have called any of you to explore
truth and beauty, be
bold, be firm, be true.
MN 1.198 17 ...one who conceives the true order of
nature...cannot state his
thought without seeming to those who study the physical laws to do them
MN 1.199 5 ...let us hope that as far as we receive the
truth, so far shall we
be felt by every true person to say what is just.
MN 1.204 10 It is true [man] pretends to give account
of himself to
MR 1.248 17 Let [a man] renounce everything which is
not true to him...
LT 1.273 5 Milton...describes a relation between
religion and the daily
occupations, which is true until this time.
LT 1.276 18 The love which lifted men to the sight of
these better ends was
the true and best distinction of this time...
LT 1.289 5 To a true scholar the attraction of the
aspects of nature...is
simply the information they yield him of this supreme nature which
Con 1.299 25 ...in a true society, in a true man both
Reform] must combine.
Con 1.299 26 ...in a true society, in a true man both
Reform] must combine.
Con 1.303 16 ...here [in the existing world] is sacred
fact. This also was
true, or it could not be...
Con 1.310 10 [Existing institutions] have, it is most
true, left you no acre
for your own...
Con 1.316 18 What you say of your planted, builded and
decorated world is
YA 1.380 26 These [Communities] proceeded...in great
part from a feeling
that the true offices of the State, the State had let fall to the
YA 1.384 23 These rising grounds which command the
champaign below, seem to ask for lords, true lords, land-lords...
YA 1.392 8 It is true, the public mind wants
YA 1.392 14 It is also true that to imaginative persons
in this country there
is somewhat bare and bald in our short history and unsettled
Hist 2.6 19 Universal history, the poets, the
romancers, do not in their
stateliest pictures...anywhere make us feel...that this is for better
rather is it true that in their grandest strokes we feel most at home.
Hist 2.6 23 All that Shakspeare says of the king,
yonder slip of a boy that
reads in the corner feels to be true of himself.
Hist 2.7 16 A true aspirant therefore never needs look
for allusions personal
and laudatory in discourse.
Hist 2.17 24 The true poem is the poet's mind;...
Hist 2.17 25 ...the true ship is the ship-builder.
Hist 2.21 12 ...all public facts are to be
individualized, all private facts are
to be generalized. Then at once History becomes fluid and true, and
Biography deep and sublime.
Hist 2.30 2 [The advancing man] finds...that universal
man wrote by [the
poet's] pen a confession true for one and true for all.
Hist 2.30 3 [The advancing man] finds...that universal
man wrote by [the
poet's] pen a confession true for one and true for all.
Hist 2.31 9 The Prometheus Vinctus is the romance of
skepticism. Not less
true to all time are the details of that stately apologue.
Hist 2.33 7 ...if the man is true to his better
instincts or sentiments...then the
facts fall aptly and supple into their places;...
Hist 2.35 8 ...all the postulates of elfin annals...I
find true in Concord...
SR 2.45 8 ...to believe that what is true for you in
your private heart is true
for all men,--that is genius.
SR 2.55 10 [Conformists'] every truth is not quite
SR 2.60 18 I will stand here for humanity, and though I
would make it
kind, I would make it true.
SR 2.60 25 ...a true man belongs to no other time or
SR 2.61 6 Every true man is a cause, a country, and an
SR 2.62 21 ...[man] is in the world a sort of sot, but
now and then...finds
himself a true prince.
SR 2.73 18 If you are true, but not in the same truth
with me, cleave to your
SR 2.78 1 The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his
field to weed it, the
prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar, are true
Comp 2.99 9 Thus [Nature]...takes the boar out and puts
the lamb in and
keeps her balance true.
Comp 2.100 18 The true life and satisfactions of man
seem to elude the
utmost rigors or felicities of condition...
Comp 2.101 25 The true doctrine of omnipresence is that
with all his parts in every moss and cobweb.
Comp 2.106 7 The human soul is true to these facts [of
the painting of fable...
Comp 2.109 11 ...this law of laws [Compensation]...is
hourly preached in
all markets and workshops by flights of proverbs, whose teaching is as
and as omnipresent as that of birds and flies.
Comp 2.122 18 ...the true, the benevolent, the wise, is
more a man and not
less, than the fool and knave.
SL 2.134 20 It is even true that there was less in [men
success] on which they could reflect than in another;...
SL 2.162 15 Nor can you, if I am true, excite me to the
least uneasiness by
saying, [Epaminondas] acted and thou sittest still.
SL 2.165 14 If the poet write a true drama, then he is
SL 2.166 15 We know the authentic effects of the true
fire through every
one of its million disguises.
Lov1 2.169 23 The natural association of the sentiment
of love with the
heyday of the blood seems to require that in order to portray it in
vivid tints, which every youth and maid should confess to be true to
experience, one must not be too old.
Lov1 2.182 4 ...if...the soul passes through the body
and falls to admire
strokes of character, and the lovers contemplate one another in their
discourses and their actions, then they pass to the true palace of
Lov1 2.182 15 ...so is the one beautiful soul only the
door through which [the lover] enters to the society of all true and
Fdsp 2.198 11 ...if [a man] should record his true
sentiment, he might write
a letter like this to each new candidate for his love...
Fdsp 2.203 13 I knew a man who...spoke to the
conscience of every person
he encountered, and that with great insight and beauty. At first...all
agreed he was mad. But persisting...he attained to the advantage of
every man of his acquaintance into true relations with him.
Fdsp 2.203 22 To stand in true relations with men in a
false age is worth a
fit of insanity, is it not?
Fdsp 2.212 12 You shall not come nearer a man by
getting into his house. If unlike...you shall never catch a true glance
of his eye.
Fdsp 2.215 18 It is true, next week I shall have
Fdsp 2.216 21 ...the great will see that true love
cannot be unrequited.
Fdsp 2.216 22 True love transcends the unworthy
Prd1 2.222 10 ...a true prudence or law of shows
recognizes the co-presence
of other laws...
Prd1 2.224 11 The true prudence limits this
Prd1 2.229 8 I have seen a criticism on some paintings,
of which I am
reminded when I see the shiftless and unhappy men who are not true to
Prd1 2.232 14 Goethe's Tasso is very likely to be a
pretty fair historic
portrait, and that is true tragedy.
Prd1 2.232 20 ...[Goethe's] Antonio and Tasso, both
apparently right, wrong each other. One living after the maxims of this
world and consistent
and true to them, the other fired with all divine sentiments, yet
also at the pleasures of sense, without submitting to their law. That
grief we all feel...
Prd1 2.237 6 Trust men and they will be true to you;...
Prd1 2.239 23 The thought...[in dispute]...does not
show itself proportioned
and in its true bearings...
Hsm1 2.259 6 The lesson [many extraordinary young men]
gave in their
first aspirations is yet true;...
OS 2.280 2 ...to be able to discern that what is true
is true, and that what is
false is false,--this is the mark and character of intelligence.
OS 2.284 10 ...the soul is true to itself...
OS 2.286 17 The infallible index of true progress is
found in the tone the
OS 2.290 6 [The soul] requires of us to be plain and
OS 2.290 21 ...the soul that ascends to worship the
great God is plain and
Cir 2.309 20 ...we see in the heyday of youth and
poetry that [idealism] may be true...
Cir 2.309 20 ...we see in the heyday of youth and
poetry that...[idealism] is
true in gleams and fragments.
Cir 2.309 23 ...[idealism's] countenance waxes stern
and grand, and we see
that it must be true.
Cir 2.317 23 ...O circular philosopher, I hear some
reader exclaim, you... would fain teach us that if we are true...our
crimes may be lively stones out
of which we shall construct the temple of the true God!
Cir 2.317 25 ...O circular philosopher, I hear some
reader exclaim, you... would fain teach us that if we are true...our
crimes may be lively stones out
of which we shall construct the temple of the true God!
Cir 2.318 12 Do not set the least value on what I do,
or the least discredit
on what I do not, as if I pretended to settle any thing as true or
Cir 2.321 17 True conquest is the causing the calamity
to fade and
Int 2.330 9 A true man never acquires after college
Int 2.338 20 It is true that the discerning intellect
of the world is always
much in advance of the creative...
Int 2.343 2 ...a true and natural man contains and is
the same truth which an
eloquent man articulates;...
Int 2.343 18 Who leaves all, receives more. This is as
true intellectually as
Art1 2.365 7 ...true art is never fixed...
Art1 2.365 20 A true announcement of the law of
creation...would carry art
up into the kingdom of nature...
Pt1 3.8 23 [The poet] is the true and only doctor;...
Pt1 3.9 2 ...we do not speak now of men...of industry
and skill in metre, but
of the true poet.
Pt1 3.21 8 [The poet] uses forms according to the life,
and not according to
the form. This is true science.
Pt1 3.26 14 The condition of true naming, on the poet's
part, is his
resigning himself to the divine aura which breathes through forms, and
Pt1 3.28 3 All men avail themselves of such means as
they can, to add this
extraordinary power to their normal powers; and to this end they prize
conversation...animal intoxication,--which are several coarser or finer
substitutes for the true nectar...
Pt1 3.28 15 ...a great number of such as were
professionally expressers of
Beauty...have been more than others wont to lead a life of pleasure and
indulgence; all but the few who received the true nectar;...
Pt1 3.34 14 Here is the difference betwixt the poet and
the mystic, that the
last nails a symbol to one sense, which was a true sense for a moment,
soon becomes old and false.
Pt1 3.35 7 ...the mystic must be steadily told,--All
that you say is just as
true without the tedious use of that symbol as with it.
Pt1 3.42 15 ...thou [O poet] shalt possess that wherein
others are only
tenants and boarders. Thou true land-lord! sea-lord! air-lord!
Exp 3.59 25 We live amid surfaces, and the true art of
life is to skate well
Exp 3.80 27 It is true that all the muses and love and
religion hate these [intellectual] developments...
Exp 3.86 3 ...the true romance which the world exists
to realize will be the
transformation of genius into practical power.
Chr1 3.91 24 The men who carry their points...are
themselves the country
which they represent; nowhere are its emotions or opinions so instant
true as in them;...
Chr1 3.94 10 How often has the influence of a true
master realized all the
tales of magic!
Chr1 3.95 22 We can drive a stone upward for a moment
into the air, but it
is yet true that all stones will forever fall;...
Chr1 3.104 11 The true charity of Goethe is to be
inferred from the account
he gave Dr. Eckermann of the way in which he had spent his fortune.
Mrs1 3.145 9 What if the false gentleman almost bows
the true out of the
Gts 3.163 3 The gift, to be true, must be the flowing
of the giver unto me...
Nat2 3.177 25 The multitude of false churches accredits
the true religion.
NER 3.267 12 ...leave [a man] alone, to recognize in
every hour and place
the secret soul; he will go up and down doing the works of a true
member [of a union]...
NER 3.280 17 The wise Dandamis, on hearing the lives of
Socrates, Pythagoras and Diogenes read, judged them to be great men
every way, excepting that they were too much subjected to the reverence
of the laws, which to second and authorize, true virtue must abate very
much of its
NER 3.282 11 ...[our other self] holds uncontrollable
the enemy, and he answers civilly to us, but believes the spirit. We
exclaim, There's a traitor in the house! but at last it appears that he
is the true man, and I am the traitor.
NER 3.285 7 The life of man is the true romance...
UGM 4.6 12 I count him a great man who inhabits a
higher sphere of
thought...he has but to open his eyes to see things in a true light...
UGM 4.7 21 The true artist has the planet for his
UGM 4.18 21 ...true genius seeks to defend us from
UGM 4.18 21 True genius will not impoverish, but will
UGM 4.31 23 ...true art is only possible on the
conviction that every talent
has its apotheosis somewhere.
UGM 4.32 17 ...there is true ascension in our love.
UGM 4.34 23 We have never come at the true and best
benefit of any
genius so long as we believe him an original force.
PPh 4.50 5 What is the great end of all [said Krishna],
you shall now learn
from me. It is soul...made up of true knowledge...
PNR 4.84 7 Plato affirms...that the soul is unwillingly
deprived of true
SwM 4.121 26 ...the dictionary of symbols is yet to be
written. But the
interpreter whom mankind must still expect, will find no predecessor
has approached so near to the true problem [as Swedenborg].
SwM 4.128 23 Perhaps the true subject of the Conjugal
Swedenborg] is Conversation, whose laws are profoundly set forth.
SwM 4.132 6 It is dangerous to sculpture these
evanescing images of
thought. True in transition, they become false if fixed.
SwM 4.138 24 ...man, though in brothels, or jails, or
on gibbets, is on his
way to all that is good and true.
SwM 4.144 26 Many opinions conflict as to the true
MoS 4.153 6 The first [men of ideas] had leaped to
conclusions not yet
ripe, and say more than is true;...
MoS 4.154 10 Ah, said my languid gentleman at Oxford,
new or true,--and no matter.
MoS 4.156 26 [The skeptic says] I am here to consider,
skopein, to consider
how it is. I will try to keep the balance true.
MoS 4.159 2 ...true fortitude of understanding consists
in not letting what
we know be embarrassed by what we do not know...
ShP 4.197 5 [The poet] knows the sparkle of the true
ShP 4.216 4 ...the true bards have been noted for their
firm and cheerful
NMW 4.226 3 It is true that a man of Napoleon's truth
of adaptation to the
mind of the masses around him, becomes not merely representative but
actually a monopolizer and usurper of other minds.
NMW 4.255 4 For my part [said Napoleon] I know very
well that I have no
GoW 4.263 27 A new thought or a crisis of passion
apprises [the writer] that all that he has yet learned and written is
exoteric,--is not the fact, but
some rumor of the fact. What then? Does he throw away the pen? No; he
begins again to describe in the new light which has shined on him,--if,
some means, he may yet save some true word.
GoW 4.269 12 There have been times when [the writer]
was a sacred
person: he wrote...Laconian sentences, inscribed on temple walls. Every
word was true...
GoW 4.276 2 [Goethe] hates...to be made to say over
again some old wife's
fable that has had possession of men's faith these thousand years. He
as well see if it is true as another.
ET1 5.18 11 ...[Carlyle] was honest and true...
ET4 5.44 8 ...this writer [Robert Knox] did not found
his assumed races on
any necessary law...nor did he...count with precision the existing
settle the true bounds;...
ET4 5.47 24 Race avails much, if that be true which is
alleged, that all
Celts are Catholics and all Saxons are Protestants;...
ET5 5.82 27 Montesquieu said, No people have true
those who are born in England.
ET7 5.118 24 The Duke of Wellington...advises the
Kellermann that he may rely on the parole of an English officer. The
English, of all classes, value themselves on this trait, as
from the French, who, in the popular belief, are more polite than true.
ET8 5.135 15 Here [in England] was lately a
cross-grained miser [Joseph
Turner]...yet as true a worshipper of beauty in form and color as ever
ET10 5.168 3 In true England all is false and forged.
ET11 5.176 23 I have met somewhere with a historiette,
more or less true in its particulars, carries a general truth.
ET11 5.184 11 It is...true that the existence of the
House of Peers as a
branch of the government entitles them to fill half the Cabinet;...
ET11 5.196 15 ...advantages once confined to men of
family are now open
to the whole middle class. The road that grandeur levels for his coach,
can travel in his cart. This is more manifest every day, but I think it
throughout English history.
ET14 5.232 10 ...[the English] delight in strong earthy
true to the human body...
ET16 5.282 5 ...here is the high point of the theory:
the Druids had the
magnet; laid their courses by it; their cardinal points in Stonehenge,
Ambresbury, and elsewhere, which vary a little from true east and west,
followed the variations of the compass.
ET16 5.287 8 My friends asked, whether there were any
theory of the right future of that country? Thus challenged... ...I
said, Certainly yes;--but those who hold it are fanatics of a dream
which I should
hardly care to relate to your English ears, to which it might be only
ridiculous,--and yet it is the only true.
ET16 5.287 11 ...I opened the dogma of no-government
and non-resistance... and procured a kind of hearing for it. I said, it
is true that I have
never seen in any country a man of sufficient valor to stand for this
ET17 5.295 10 [Wordsworth] had thought an elder brother
of Tennyson at
first the better poet, but must now reckon Alfred the true one.
ET19 5.310 20 ...these things are not for me to say;
these compliments, though true, would better come from one who felt and
ET19 5.312 25 Is it not true...that the wise ancients
did not praise the ship
parting with flying colors from the port...
F 6.1 2 Delicate omens traced in air,/ To the lone bard
true witness bare;/...
F 6.4 8 This is true, and that other is true.
F 6.4 9 This is true, and that other is true.
F 6.4 27 ...by firmly stating all that is agreeable to
experience on one [topic], and doing the same justice to the opposing
facts in the others, the
true limitations will appear.
F 6.26 4 A man speaking from insight affirms of himself
what is true of the
mind: seeing its immortality, he says, I am immortal;...
Wth 6.92 16 The artist has made his picture so true
that it disconcerts
Wth 6.96 25 We are all richer for the measurement of a
degree of latitude
on the earth's surface. Our navigation is safer for the chart. How
our knowledge of the system of the Universe rests on that!--and a true
economy in a state or an individual will forget its frugality in behalf
claims like these.
Wth 6.101 3 ...the true and only power, whether
composed of money, water
or men; it is all alike [said the Marseilles banker];...
Wth 6.126 22 The true thrift is always to spend on the
Ctr 6.146 1 What is true anywhere is true everywhere.
Ctr 6.163 21 ...the youth must rate at its true mark
the inconceivable levity
of local opinion.
Wsp 6.215 5 The true meaning of spiritual is real;...
Wsp 6.216 17 It is true that genius takes its rise out
of the mountains of
CbW 6.249 20 When [the population] reaches its true law
of action, every
man that is born will be hailed as essential.
CbW 6.261 22 ...send [a rich man]...to Oregon; and if
he have true faculty, this may be the element he wants...
Bty 6.282 11 However rash and however falsified by
pretenders and traders
in [astrology], the hint was true...
Bty 6.289 22 In the true mythology Love is an immortal
Bty 6.290 10 It is a rule of largest application, true
in a plant, true in a loaf
of bread, that in the construction of any fabric or organism any real
of fitness to its end is an increase of beauty.
Bty 6.299 2 Faces are rarely true to any ideal type...
Ill 6.316 16 In the worst-assorted connections there is
ever some mixture of
SS 7.14 14 It would be more true to say [people in
conversation] separate as
oil from water...
Civ 7.23 12 So true is Dr. Johnson's remark that men
are seldom more
innocently employed than when they are making money.
Civ 7.25 24 In man [the organs] are all unbound and
full of joyful action. With this unswaddling he receives the absolute
illumination we call
Reason, and thereby true liberty.
Civ 7.31 16 ...the true test of civilization is...the
kind of man the country
Civ 7.34 20 Montesquieu says: Countries are well
cultivated, not as they
are fertile, but as they are free; and the remark holds not less but
of the culture of men than of the tillage of land.
Art2 7.39 9 Relatively to themselves, the bee, the
bird, the beaver, have no
art; for what they do they do instinctively; but relatively to the
Being, they have. And the same is true of all unconscious action:
to the doer, it is instinct, relatively to the First Cause, it is Art.
Art2 7.41 2 It was said, in allusion to the great
structures of the ancient
Romans, the aqueducts and bridges, that their Art was a Nature working
municiple ends. That is a true account of all just works of useful art.
Elo1 7.63 21 [The successful orator] is the true
Elo1 7.68 24 ...listen to a poor Irishwoman recounting
some experience of
hers. Her speech flows like a river...such justice done to all the
parts! It is a
true transubstantiation,--the fact converted into speech...
Elo1 7.88 22 [Lord Mansfield's] sentences are involved,
distinction is drawn.
Elo1 7.94 23 If you would correct my false view of
facts,--hold up to me
the same facts in the true order of thought...
Elo1 7.98 26 ...I esteem this to be [eloquence's]
orator sees through all masks to the eternal scale of truth, in such
he can hold up before the eyes of men the fact of to-day steadily to
standard, thereby making the great great, and the small small, which is
true way to astonish and reform mankind.
DL 7.108 4 Is it not plain that...in the dwelling-house
must the true
character and hope of the time be consulted?
DL 7.117 3 [The reform that applies itself to the
household] must come in
connection with a true acceptance by each man of his vocation...
DL 7.117 22 ...the pine and the oak shall gladly
descend from the
mountains...to be the shelter always open to good and true persons;...
DL 7.118 12 The rich, as we reckon them...in a true
scale would be found
DL 7.121 20 In many parts of true economy a cheering
lesson may be
learned from the mode of life and manners of the later Romans...
DL 7.125 27 ...we hold fast, all our lives long, a
faith...in clean and noble
relations, notwithstanding our total inexperience of a true society.
DL 7.127 21 Whilst thus Nature and the hints we draw
from man suggest a
true and lofty life...especially we learn the same lesson from those
relations to individual men which the heart is always prompting us to
Farm 7.141 16 If it be true that, not by votes of
political parties but by the
eternal laws of political economy, slaves are driven out of a slave
fast as it is surrounded by free states, then the true abolitionist is
the farmer, who...stands all day in the field...making a product with
which no forced
labor can compete.
Farm 7.141 19 ...the true abolitionist is the farmer,
who...stands all day in
the field...making a product with which no forced labor can compete.
Farm 7.142 1 We commonly say that the rich man...can
independence of opinion and action;--and that is the theory of
it is the rich man in a true sense...
Farm 7.152 16 ...true political economy is not mean...
Boks 7.189 23 ...it is not less true that there are
books which are of that
importance in a man's private experience as to verify for him the
Boks 7.192 17 It seems...as if some charitable soul,
after...alighting upon a
few true [books] which made him happy and wise, would do a right act in
naming those which have been bridges or ships to carry him safely over
dark morasses and barren oceans...
Boks 7.197 12 Of the old Greek books, I think there are
five which we
cannot spare: 1. Homer, who...has really the true fire...
Boks 7.197 13 Of the old Greek books, I think there are
five which we
cannot spare: 1. Homer, who...is the true and adequate germ of
Clbs 7.247 2 Things which you fancy wrong
and shipmasters] know to be right and profitable; things which you
superstitious they know to be true.
Cour 7.268 14 There is a courage in the treatment of
every art by a master
in architecture...in painting or in poetry, each cheering the mind of
spectator or receiver as by true strokes of genius...
Cour 7.271 6 True courage is not ostentatious;...
Cour 7.271 11 The true temper has genial influences.
Suc 7.299 7 ...I have just seen a man...who told me
that [Wordsworth's] verse was not true for him;...
Suc 7.301 15 ...the great hearing and sympathy of men
is more true and
wise than their speaking is wont to be.
Suc 7.303 21 ...what is specially true of love is that
it is a state of extreme
Suc 7.306 19 The old trouveur, Pons Capdueil,
wrote,--Oft have I heard, and deem the witness true,/ Whom man delights
in, God delights in too./
Suc 7.307 8 One more trait of true success.
Suc 7.307 15 It is true there is evil and good...
OA 7.321 16 We have, it is true, examples of an
accelerated pace by which
young men achieved grand works;...
OA 7.321 26 ...if the life be true and noble, we have
quite another sort of
seniors than the frowzy, timorous, peevish dotards who are falsely
PI 8.8 23 Natural objects...are really parts of a
symmetrical universe, like
words of a sentence; and if their true order is found, the poet can
divine significance orderly as in a Bible.
PI 8.13 22 ...if crystals, if alkalies, in their
several fashions say what I say, it must be true.
PI 8.19 1 In the presence and conversation of a true
poet, teeming with
images to express his enlarging thought, his person, his form, grows
to our fascinated eyes.
PI 8.23 22 Every healthy mind is a true Alexander or
PI 8.26 7 Nature is the true idealist.
PI 8.26 22 You must...find one faculty here, one there,
to build the true
PI 8.31 21 [The poet] is a true re-commencer...
PI 8.32 24 Later, the thought, the happy image which
expressed it and
which was a true experience of the poet, recurs to mind...
PI 8.37 8 There is no subject that does not belong to
[the poet],--politics, economy, manufactures and stock-brokerage...only
these things, placed in
their true order, are poetry;...
PI 8.37 23 As one of the old Minnesingers sung,--Oft
have I heard, and
now believe it true,/ Whom man delights in, God delights in too./
PI 8.44 24 In dreams we are true poets;...
PI 8.57 20 I find or fancy more true poetry...in the
Welsh and bardic
fragments of Taliessin and his successors, than in many volumes of
PI 8.63 19 To true poetry we shall sit down as the
result and justification of
the age in which it appears...
PI 8.66 1 He is the true Orpheus who writes his ode,
not with syllables, but
PI 8.70 3 ...when life is true to the poles of Nature,
the streams of truth will
roll through us in song.
SA 8.79 13 It is even true that grace is more beautiful
SA 8.90 16 ...the incomparable satisfaction of a
society...in which every
member returns a true echo...doubles the value of life.
SA 8.92 9 The true friend must have an attraction to
whatever virtue is in us.
SA 8.98 3 True wit never made us laugh.
Elo2 8.110 1 True eloquence I find to be none but the
serious and hearty
love of truth;...
Elo2 8.115 16 ...there is no true orator who is not a
Elo2 8.120 1 ...this is quite as true of the action of
the mind itself, that a
man of this talent [of eloquence] sometimes finds himself cold and slow
Elo2 8.122 23 If indignation makes verses, as Horace
says, it is not less true
that a good indignation makes an excellent speech.
Elo2 8.125 14 ...I believe it to be true that when any
orator at the bar or in
the Senate rises in his thought, he descends in his language...
Comc 8.158 13 ...if there be phenomena in botany which
we call abortions, the abortion...assumes to the intellect the like
completeness with the further
function to which in different circumstances it had attained. The same
holds true of the animals.
Comc 8.159 27 There is no joke so true and deep in
actual life as when
some pure idealist goes up and down among the institutions of society,
attended by a man who knows the world...
Comc 8.162 8 It is true the sensibility to the
ludicrous may run into excess.
Comc 8.163 2 [Wit] is a true shaft of Apollo...
Comc 8.164 1 ...the very jests and merry talk of true
those that are not altogether insensible...
QO 8.202 17 A phrase or a single word is adduced, with
emphasis, from Pindar, Hesiod or Euripides, as precluding all argument,
because thus had they said: importing that the bard spoke not his own,
the words of some god. True poets have always ascended to this lofty
PC 8.210 22 Consider...what masters, each in his
novel and powerful philanthropies, as well as...manufactures, the very
inventions...have evoked!-all implying...the rapid addition to our
of a class of true nobles...
PC 8.212 20 The oldest empires...now that we have true
duration [in Geology], show like creations of yesterday.
PC 8.220 5 Often the master is a hidden man, but not to
the true student;...
PC 8.220 20 ...wherever a true man appears, everything
great dwarfs itself;...
PPo 8.260 4 And since round lines are drawn/ My
darling's lips about,/ The
very Moon looks puzzled on,/ And hesitates in doubt/ If the sweet curve
that rounds thy mouth/ Be not her true way to the South./
Insp 8.277 4 Garrick said that on the stage his great
himself as much as his audience. If this is true on this low plane, it
on the higher.
Insp 8.286 9 ...I thank the annoying insect/ For many a
golden hour./ Stand, then, for me, ye tormenting creatures,/ Highly
praised by the poet/ As the
Insp 8.292 9 [Conversation] is the true school of
Grts 8.300 1 True dignity abides with him alone/ Who,
in the silent hour of
inward thought,/ Can still suspect, and still revere himself,/ In
Grts 8.303 24 There is somewhat in the true scholar
which he cannot be
laughed out of...
Grts 8.311 14 He can toil terribly, said Cecil of Sir
Walter Raleigh. These
few words sting and bite and lash us when we are frivolous. Let us get
of the way of their blows by making them true of ourselves.
Grts 8.312 10 ...it is true that the stratification of
crusts in geology is not
more precise than the degrees of rank in minds.
Grts 8.313 21 Shall I tell you the secret of the true
Grts 8.315 12 It is difficult to find greatness pure.
Well, I please myself
with its diffusion; to find a spark of true fire amid much corruption.
Imtl 8.326 26 ...the true disciples saw, through the
letter, the doctrine of
Imtl 8.327 25 Swedenborg...announced many things true
Imtl 8.335 14 ...a century, when we have once made it
compared it with a true antiquity, looks dwarfish and recent;...
Imtl 8.344 17 The revelation that is true is written on
the palms of the
hands, the thought of our mind, the desire of our heart, or nowhere.
Dem1 10.9 19 ...[dreams] have a substantial truth. The
same remark may be
extended to the omens and coincidences which may have astonished us. Of
all it is true that the reason of them is always latent in the
Dem1 10.11 19 ...all productions of man are so
anthropomorphous that not
possibly can he invent any fable that shall not...be true in senses and
extent never intended by the inventor.
Dem1 10.14 12 The poor ship-master discovered a sound
theology, when in
the storm at sea he made his prayer to Neptune, O God, thou mayst save
if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayst destroy me; but, however, I
hold my rudder true.
Aris 10.31 9 My concern with [Aristocracy] is that
concern which all well-disposed
persons will feel, that there should be model men,-true instead of
spurious pictures of excellence...
Aris 10.32 1 It is not to be a man of rank, but a man
of honor...which seems
to [the best young men] the right mark and the true chief of our modern
Aris 10.32 17 It will not pain me...if it should turn
out, what is true, that I
am describing a real aristocracy...
Aris 10.49 8 I should like to see...every man made
acquainted with the true
number and weight of every adult citizen...
Aris 10.55 8 What is it that makes the true knight?
Loyalty to his thought.
Aris 10.57 8 The true aristocrat is he who is at the
head of his own order...
Aris 10.61 26 Effectual service in his own legitimate
the true man.
PerF 10.80 1 The geometer shows us the true order in
PerF 10.85 11 ...Canning or Thurlow has a genius of
debate, and says, I
will know how with this weapon to defend the cause that will...make me
Chancellor or Foreign Secretary. But this perversion is punished with
instant loss of true wisdom and real power.
PerF 10.85 25 [This world] is a fagot of laws, and a
true analysis of these
laws...would be a wholesome lesson for every time and for this time.
Chr2 10.97 15 The excellence of Jesus, and of every
true teacher, is, that
he affirms the Divinity in him and in us...
Chr2 10.99 23 ...it is also true that men act
powerfully on us.
Chr2 10.103 4 ...the memory and tradition of such a
[steadfast] leader is
preserved in some strange way by those who only half understand him,
until a true disciple comes, who apprehends and interprets every word.
Chr2 10.103 27 The religions we call false were once
Chr2 10.104 26 ...sometimes also [the moral sentiment]
is the source, in
natures less pure, of sneers and flippant jokes of common people, who
that the forms and dogmas are not true for them...
Chr2 10.107 25 ...the distinctions of the true
clergyman are not less
Chr2 10.110 1 Paganism...outvotes the true men by
millions of majority...
Chr2 10.110 4 Paganism...writes the tracts, elects the
persecutes the true believer.
Chr2 10.111 1 These men [Voltaire, Frederic the Great,
D'Alembert] preached the true God...
Chr2 10.111 6 A true nation loves its vernacular
Edc1 10.129 20 Is it not true that every landscape I
behold, every friend I
meet...leaves me a different being from that they found me?
Edc1 10.144 8 Let [the child] find you so true to
yourself that you are the
irreconcilable hater of his vice...
Supl 10.164 23 Language should aim to describe the
fact. It is not enough
to suggest it and magnify it. Sharper sight would indicate the true
Supl 10.168 14 Uncle Joel's news is always true, said a
person to me with
Supl 10.171 18 Whenever the true objects of action
appear, they are to be
Supl 10.174 26 Nor is there in Nature itself any swell,
any brag, any strain
or shock, but...a true proportion between her means and her
SovE 10.186 1 ...we exaggerate when we represent these
two elements [belief and skepticism] as disunited; every man shares
them both; but it is
true that men generally are marked by a decided predominance of one or
the other element.
SovE 10.187 23 In the court of law the judge sits over
the culprit, but in the
court of life in the same hour the judge also stands as culprit before
SovE 10.199 25 When we ask simply, What is true in
thought? what is just
in action? it is the yielding of the private heart to the Divine
SovE 10.209 1 It is true that Stoicism...has now no
SovE 10.209 19 [The moral law] has not yet its first
hymn. But, that every
line and word may be coals of true fire, ages must roll...
SovE 10.213 1 To [innocence] alone comes true
Prch 10.216 1 The true preacher can be known by this,
that he deals out to
the people his life...
Prch 10.220 12 Of course the virtuous sentiment appears
the nominal religion, and the true men are hunted as unbelievers, and
Prch 10.222 22 We are in transition, from the worship
of the fathers which
enshrined the law in a private and personal history, to a worship which
recognizes the true eternity of the law...
Prch 10.236 15 It is true that which they say of our
New England oestrum, which will never let us stand or sit...
MoL 10.244 1 The Greek was so perfect in action and in
poems...so charming in form and so true to the human mind, that we
forget or outgrow their mythology.
MoL 10.248 18 You [scholars] are here as the carriers
of the power of
Nature...as Copernicus, with his secret of the true astronomy;...
MoL 10.249 10 The true scholar is the Church.
MoL 10.252 4 the merchant is true to the merchant...
Schr 10.262 4 ...in the worldly habits which harden us,
we find with some
surprise...that those excellent influences which men in all ages have
the Muse, or by some kindred name, come in to keep us warm and true;...
Schr 10.263 6 ...a true talent delights the possessor
Schr 10.282 3 ...a true orator will make us feel that
the states and
kingdoms, the senators, lawyers and rich men are caterpillars' webs and
Schr 10.285 24 Genius delights only in statements which
Schr 10.287 20 I invite you [scholars]...to true and
Plu 10.291 3 ...Be great, be true, and all the
Scipios,/ The Catos, the wise
patriots of Rome,/ Shall flock to you and tarry by your side/ And
you with their high company./
Plu 10.296 22 M. Octave Greard...has...constructed from
the works of
Plutarch himself his true biography.
Plu 10.307 14 Plutarch is uniformly true to this
Plu 10.308 1 [Plutarch] thinks that he who has ideas of
his own is a bad
judge of another man's, it being true that the Eleans would be most
judges of the Olympic games, were no Eleans gamesters.
Plu 10.308 16 ...true to his practical character,
[Plutarch] wishes the
philosopher not to hide in a corner...
LLNE 10.337 2 ...every lesson of humility, or justice,
or charity, which the
old ignorant saints had taught [man], was still forever true.
LLNE 10.338 3 ...the joy with which [Mesmerism] was
greeted was an
instinct of the people which no true philosopher would fail to profit
LLNE 10.353 3 ...what is true and good must not only be
begun by life, but
must be conducted to its issues by life.
LLNE 10.357 22 ...[the Fourierists] were unconscious
prophets of a true
state of society;...
MMEm 10.403 26 ...certain expressions, when they marked
state of mind in [Mary Moody Emerson's] experience, recurred to her
afterwards, and she would vindicate herself as having said to Dr.
Uncle Lincoln [Ripley] so and so, at such a period of her life. But
intensely true when first spoken.
MMEm 10.408 3 As by seeing a high tragedy, reading a
society with [Mary Moody Emerson], one's mind is electrified and
MMEm 10.419 15 True, I [Mary Moody Emerson] must finger
SlHr 10.439 7 [Samuel Hoar] was...a man of simple
tastes, plain and true in
Thor 10.471 12 [Thoreau] would not offer a memoir of
his observations to
the Natural History Society. Why should I? To detach the description
its connections in my mind would make it no longer true or valuable to
GSt 10.504 12 I have heard, what must be true, that
[George Stearns] had
great executive skill...
LS 11.17 9 It is the old objection to the doctrine of
the Trinity,-that the
true worship was transferred from God to Christ...
LS 11.18 21 ...a true disciple of Jesus will receive
the light he gives most
LS 11.20 9 ...any act or meeting which tends to awaken
a pure thought, a
flow of love, an original design of virtue, I call a worthy, a true
commemoration [of Jesus].
LS 11.22 5 ...although for the satisfaction of others I
have labored to show
by the history that this rite [the Lord's Supper] was not intended to
perpetual; although I have gone back to weigh the expressions of Paul,
feel that here is the true point of view.
LS 11.22 26 ...the Almighty God was pleased to qualify
and send forth a
man to teach men...that sacrifice was smoke, and forms were shadows.
man lived and died true to this purpose;...
HDC 11.50 12 About ten years after the planting of
Concord, efforts began
to be made to civilize the Indians, and to win them to the knowledge of
HDC 11.66 21 The charges seem to have been made by the
lovers of order
and moderation against Mr. [Daniel] Bliss, as a favorer of religious
excitements. His answer to one of the counts breathes such true piety
cannot forbear to quote it.
LVB 11.94 2 These hard times, it is true, have brought
the discussion [of
currency and trade] home to every farmhouse and poor man's house in
EWI 11.104 25 ...a good man or woman...once in a while
saw these injuries [to West Indian slaves] and had the indiscretion to
tell of them. The horrid
story ran and flew; the winds blew it all over the world. They who
asked their rich and great friends if it was true...
EWI 11.105 1 The richest and greatest, the prime
minister of England, the
king's privy council were obliged to say that [the story of West Indian
slaves] was too true.
EWI 11.108 14 [Thomas Clarkson] began to ask himself if
these things [facts about slavery in the West Indies] could be true;
and if they were, he
could no longer rest.
War 11.154 10 Considerations of this [historical] kind
lead us to a true
view of the nature and office of war.
War 11.157 12 ...it is no less true that [all history]
is the record of the
mitigation and decline of war.
War 11.162 25 ...what is true...must at last prevail
over all obstruction and
War 11.163 3 It is the tendency of the true interest of
man to become his
desire and steadfast aim.
War 11.165 14 We surround ourselves always...with true
ourselves in things...
War 11.169 1 If you have a nation of men who have risen
to that height of
moral cultivation that they will not declare war or carry arms...you
nation...of true, great and able men.
War 11.173 6 [Shakespeare's lords] are true heroes for
FSLC 11.194 11 ...the womb conceives and the breasts
give suck to
thousands and millions of hairy babes formed not in the image of your
statute, but in the image of the Universe;...necessitated to express
last every feeling of the heart. You can keep no secret, for whatever
some of them will unreasonably say.
FSLC 11.210 24 ......still the question recurs, What
must we do [about
slavery]? One thing is plain, we cannot answer for the Union, but we
keep Massachusetts true.
FSLC 11.211 12 ...Massachusetts is little, but, if true
to itself, can be the
brain which turns about the behemoth [slavery].
FSLC 11.212 21 We must make a small state great, by
making every man
in it true.
FSLN 11.224 22 It is remarked of Americans...that they
think they praise a
man more by saying that he is smart than by saying that he is right.
Whether the defect be national or not...it is so far true of
[Webster's] countrymen, namely, that the appeal is sure to be made to
his physical and
mental ability when his character is assailed.
FSLN 11.244 6 [Liberty] is the oppressed Lady whom true
knights on their
oath and honor must rescue and save.
AsSu 11.250 26 ...the third crime [Sumner] stands
charged with, is, that his
speeches were written before they were spoken; which, of course, must
true in Sumner's case, as it was true of Webster...
AsSu 11.252 4 ...if our arms at this distance cannot
Sumner] from assassins, we confide the defence of a life so precious to
honorable men and true patriots...
JBB 11.271 9 [The judges] assume that the United States
can protect its
witness or its prisoner. And in Massachusetts that is true...
TPar 11.288 15 ...[it will be] in the plain lessons of
the true temper and the authentic record of these days will be read.
ALin 11.328 9 ...For [Lincoln] [Nature's] Old-World
moulds aside she
threw,/ And, choosing sweet clay from the breast/ Of the unexhausted
West,/ With stuff untainted shaped a hero new,/ Wise, steadfast in the
strength of God, and true./
ALin 11.328 26 Here [in Lincoln] was a type of the true
elder race,/ And
one of Plutarch's men talked with us face to face./ Lowell,
ALin 11.333 4 [Lincoln's good humor] enabled him...to
catch with true
instinct the temper of every company he addressed.
ALin 11.335 14 [Lincoln] is the true history of the
American people in his
ALin 11.335 17 Step by step [Lincoln] walked before
people];...the true representative of this continent;...
HCom 11.340 13 Many in sad faith sought for [Truth],/
Many with crossed
hands sighed for her;/ But these, our brothers, fought for her,/ At
peril wrought for her,/ So loved her that they died for her,/ Tasting
raptured fleetness/ Of her divine completeness:/ Their higher instinct
Those love her best who to themselves are true;/ And what they dare to
dream of, dare to do;/...
HCom 11.342 1 The War has lifted many other people
besides Grant and
Sherman into their true places.
SMC 11.361 22 [George Prescott] writes, You don't know
how one gets
attached to a company by living with them and sleeping with them all
time. I know every man by heart. I know every man's weak spot,-who is
shaky, and who is true blue.
EdAd 11.387 1 We hesitate to employ a word so much
patriotism, whose true sense is almost the reverse of its popular
EdAd 11.388 21 In hours when it seemed only to need one
just word from
a man of honor...to have given a true direction to the first steps of a
nation, we have seen the best understandings of New England...say, We
are too old
to stand for what is called a New England sentiment any longer.
EdAd 11.390 8 ...the insight which commands the laws
and conditions of
the true polity precludes forever all interest in the squabbles of
Wom 11.406 19 'T is [women's] mood and tone that is
their mind misgive them, or are they firm and cheerful? 'T is a true
that things are going ill or well.
Wom 11.407 26 ...it is true that, up to recent times,
in no art or science, nor
in painting, poetry or music, have [women] produced a masterpiece.
Wom 11.408 5 ...up to recent times, in no art or
science, nor in painting, poetry or music, have [women] produced a
masterpiece. Till the new
education and larger opportunities of very modern times, this position,
the fewest possible exceptions, has always been true.
Wom 11.410 4 Position, Wren said, is essential to the
beauty;...much more true is it of woman.
Wom 11.425 11 Let us have the true woman, the
RBur 11.441 12 ...how true a poet is [Burns]!
FRO1 11.480 3 What strikes me in the sudden movement
together to-day so many separated friends...was some practical
by which we were to reanimate and reorganize for ourselves the true
FRO2 11.486 20 ...St. Augustine writes: That which is
now called the
Christian religion...never did not exist from the planting of the human
until Christ came in the flesh, at which time the true religion which
existed began to be called Christianity.
CPL 11.500 27 [Thoreau writes] It is a relief to read
some true books
wherein all are equally dead, equally alive.
FRep 11.513 25 ...if this is true in all the useful and
in the fine arts, that the
direction must be drawn from a superior source or there will be no good
work, does it hold less in our social and civil life?
FRep 11.514 19 The law of water and all fluids is true
FRep 11.514 24 Prince Metternich said, Revolutions
begin in the best
heads and run steadily down to the populace. It is a very old
observation; not truer because Metternich said it, and not less true.
FRep 11.533 6 Corpora non agunt nisi soluta; the
chemical rule is true in
FRep 11.541 15 The genius of the country has marked out
PLT 12.4 13 ...at last, it is only that exceeding and
universal part [of
Nature] which interests us, when we shall read in a true history what
in that kingdom where a thousand years is as one day...
PLT 12.4 15 ...at last, it is only that exceeding and
universal part [of
Nature] which interests us, when we shall...see that what is set down
through all the sciences;...
PLT 12.6 20 My belief in the use of a course of
philosophy is...that [the
student] shall see in [the mind] the source of all traditions, and
each one of them as better or worse statement of its revelations; shall
to trust it entirely, as the only true;...
PLT 12.11 17 I confine my ambition to true reporting of
in natural action...
PLT 12.23 20 ...what a modern experimenter calls the
of chemical action is so true of mind that I have only to read the law
application may be evident...
PLT 12.44 2 ...the true scholar is one who has the
power to stand beside his
PLT 12.50 24 Every man has his theory, true, but
PLT 12.55 9 The natural remedy against...this desultory
ours...is to substitute realism for sentimentalism; a certain
recognition of the
simple and terrible laws which...pervade and govern. You will say this
quite axiomatic and a little too true.
II 12.67 4 All true wisdom of thought and of action
comes of deference to
II 12.67 8 To make a practical use of this instinct in
every part of life
constitutes true wisdom...
II 12.71 16 How incomparable beyond all price seems to
us a new poem... or true work of literary genius!
II 12.71 25 The poet works to an end above his will,
and by means, too, which are out of his will. Every part of the poem is
therefore a true surprise
to the reader...
II 12.74 12 ...I believe it is true in the experience
of all men...that, for the
memorable moments of life, we were in them, and not they in us.
II 12.77 20 The old law of science, Imperat parendo, we
obeying, is forever true;...
Mem 12.103 5 A thought takes its true rank in the
memory by surviving
other thoughts that were once preferred.
Mem 12.104 24 Sampson Reed says, The true way to store
the memory is
to develop the affections.
Mem 12.107 4 ...the true river Lethe is the body of
CInt 12.119 27 ...I value [talent] more...when the
talent is in true order...
CInt 12.126 1 It is true that the University and the
Church...do not express
the sentiment of the popular politics and the popular optimism,
CInt 12.127 19 Ah, gentlemen, it's only a dream of
mine, and perhaps
never will be true,-but I thought a college was a place not to train
talents... but to adorn Genius...
CL 12.141 7 Plutarch thought [the air] contained the
knowledge of the
future. If it be true that souls are naturally endowed with the faculty
prediction, and that the chief cause that excites that faculty is a
temperature of the air and winds, etc.
CL 12.160 4 I hold all these opinions on the power of
the air to be
CL 12.160 12 On the seashore, [Nature] reveals to the
eye, by the sea-line, the true curve of the globe.
CL 12.162 13 The true naturalist can go wherever woods
or waters go;...
CL 12.164 25 'T is true, that man only interests us.
CW 12.171 21 Still less did I know [when I bought my
farm] what good
and true neighbors I was buying...
CW 12.176 10 ...if one is so happy as to find the
company of a true artist, he is a perpetual holiday and benefactor...
Bost 12.184 14 How can we not believe in influences of
climate and air, when, as true philosophers, we must believe that
chemical atoms also have
their spiritual cause why they are thus and not other;...
Bost 12.194 18 ...how much more attractive and true
that this [Christian] piety should be the central trait and the stern
virtues follow than that
Stoicism should face the gods and put Jove on his defence.
Bost 12.205 15 ...when within our memory some flippant
senator wished to
taunt the people of this country by calling them the mudsills of
paid them ignorantly a true praise;...
MAng1 12.215 8 ...so true was [Michelangelo] to the
laws of the human
mind, that his character and his works...seem rather a part of Nature
arbitrary productions of the human will.
MAng1 12.219 8 Since Beauty is thus an abstraction of
the harmony and
proportion that reigns in all Nature, it is therefore studied in
Nature, and not
in what does not exist. Hence the celebrated French maxim of Rhetoric,
Rien de beau que le vrai; Nothing is beautiful but what is true.
MAng1 12.220 1 ...to the artist it belongs by a better
anatomy, and, within anatomy, of life and thought, to acquire the power
MAng1 12.222 25 Seeing these works [of art] true to
human nature and yet
superhuman, we feel that we are greater than we know.
Milt1 12.247 16 ...it is...true that [Milton] has
gained, in this age, some
increase of permanent praise.
Milt1 12.256 10 [Milton] declared that he who would
aspire to write well
hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem;...
Milt1 12.262 3 ...[Milton] said...true eloquence I find
to be none but the
serious and hearty love of truth;...
Milt1 12.266 13 The indifferency of a wise mind to what
is called high and
low, and the fact that true greatness is a perfect humility, are
Christianity which Milton well understood.
Milt1 12.270 26 Toland tells us, As [Milton] looked
upon true and absolute
freedom to be the greatest happiness of this life, whether to societies
single persons, so he thought constraint of any sort to be the utmost
Milt1 12.275 25 It is true of Homer and Shakspeare that
they do not appear
in their poems;...
MLit 12.310 10 Over every true poem lingers a certain
wild beauty, immeasurable;...
MLit 12.316 24 Of the perception now fast becoming a
I, as a man, may claim and appropriate whatever of true or fair or good
strong has anywhere been exhibited;...literature is far the best
MLit 12.317 3 Of the perception now fast becoming a
there is One Mind, and that all the powers and privileges which lie in
any, lie in all;...literature is far the best expression. It is true,
this is not the only
nor the obvious lesson it teaches.
MLit 12.319 4 In Byron...[the subjective tendency]
predominates; but in
Byron...it sees not its true end-an infinite good...
MLit 12.320 5 ...whilst every line of the true poet
will be genuine, he is in a
boundless power and freedom to say a million things.
MLit 12.326 4 The fair hearers [says Wieland] were
enthusiastic at the
nature in this piece [Goethe's journal]; I liked the sly art in the
composition...still better. It is a true poem...
MLit 12.333 5 It is true...that every fine genius
teaches us how to blame
WSL 12.339 1 What [Landor] says of Wordsworth is true
of himself, that
he delights to throw a clod of dirt on the table, and cry, Gentlemen,
a better man than all of you.
Pray 12.350 3 Not with fond shekels of the tested
gold,/ Nor gems whose
rates are either rich or poor/ As fancy values them; but with true
Pray 12.353 2 My Father, when I cannot be cheerful or
happy, I can be true
Pray 12.355 15 Wilt thou give me strength to persevere
in this great work
of redemption. Wilt thou show me the true means of accomplishing it.
Pray 12.356 25 O eternal Verity! and true Charity! and
dear Eternity! thou
art my God...
AgMs 12.360 25 The account [in the Agricultural Survey]
of the maple
sugar,-that is very good and entertaining, and, I suppose, true.
AgMs 12.363 5 The true men of skill, the poor
farmers...are the only right
subjects of this Report [Agricultural Survey of the Commonwealth];...
EurB 12.368 26 ...with a complete satisfaction
his own [life] with the religion of a true priest.
EurB 12.374 13 For this reason, children delight in
fairy tales. Nature is
described in them as the servant of man, which they feel ought to be
EurB 12.374 16 ...Zanoni pains us and the author loses
our respect, because
he speedily betrays that he does not see the true limitations of the
PPr 12.380 9 The book [Carlyle's Past and Present]
approaches to true contemporary history...
PPr 12.381 22 As we recall the topics [in Carlyle's
Past and Present], we
are struck with the force given to the plain truths;...the picture of
Samson, the true governor, who is not there to expect reason and
of others, he is there to give them of his own reason and nobleness;...
PPr 12.383 10 Time stills the loud noise of opinions,
sinks the small, raises
the great, so that the true emerges without effort and in perfect
Trag 12.411 13 The spirit is true to itself...
Trag 12.412 15 To this architectural stability of the
human form, the Greek
genius added an ideal beauty...permitting no violence of mirth, or
suffering. This was true to human nature.
true, adv. (8)
Con 1.302 17 Here is the fact which men call
question whether the faculties of man will play him true in resisting
facts of universal experience?
Fdsp 2.199 26 Our faculties do not play us true...
PI 8.61 7 [The voice said to Sir Gawaine] You were wont
to know me well, but...thus the proverb says true, Leave the court and
the court will leave you.
Dem1 10.23 17 ...to hit the mark with a stone [a man]
has only to fasten his
eye firmly on the mark and his arm will swing true...
Prch 10.224 26 ...when [a man] shall act from one
motive, and all his
faculties play true, it is clear mathematically...that this will tell
FSLN 11.228 17 ...if the reporters say true,
[Webster's] wretched atheism
found some laughter in the company.
TPar 11.291 7 There are men of good powers who have so
that they must be silent when they are not in sympathy. If you don't
with them, they know they only injure the truth by speaking. Their
will not play them true...
PLT 12.47 3 A man tries to speak [the truth] and his
voice is...rude and
chiding. The truth is not spoken but injured. The same thing happens in
power to do the right. His rectitude is ridiculous. His organs do not
true, n. (19)
LE 1.175 14 [The ingenious soul] repudiates the false,
out of love of the
LT 1.282 9 Out of love of the true, we repudiate the
Tran 1.355 21 We call the Beautiful the highest,
because it appears to us
the golden mean, escaping the dowdiness of the good and the
of the true.
SL 2.162 24 Action and inaction are alike to the true.
Fdsp 2.193 18 How beautiful, on their approach to this
beating heart, the
steps and forms of the gifted and the true!
OS 2.293 4 [God's presence] inspires in man an
infallible trust. He has not
the conviction, but the sight, that the best is the true...
Art1 2.361 9 When I came at last to Rome and saw with
eyes the pictures, I
found that genius...pierced directly to the simple and true;...
Pol1 3.201 5 The reveries of the true and simple are
NER 3.283 15 ...[men] believe that the best is the
PPh 4.49 4 ...each [Unity and Variety] so fast slides
into the other that we
can never say what is one, and what it is not. The Proteus is as
nimble... when we contemplate the one, the true, the good,--as in the
extremities of matter.
PPh 4.62 23 ...there is a science of sciences,--I call
it Dialectic,--which is
the Intellect discriminating the false and the true.
PPh 4.68 18 After [Plato] has illustrated the relation
between the absolute
good and true and the forms of the intelligible world, he says: Let
there be a
line cut in two unequal parts.
ET1 5.11 23 When [Coleridge] saw Dr. Channing he had
hinted to him that
he was afraid he loved Christianity for what was lovely and
loved the good in it, and not the true;...
ET1 5.11 25 ...I tell you, sir [said Coleridge], that I
have known ten persons
who loved the good, for one person who loved the true;...
ET1 5.11 26 ...I tell you, sir [said Coleridge],
that...it is a far greater virtue
to love the true for itself alone, than to love the good for itself
DL 7.126 5 ...Certainly this was not the intention of
Nature, to produce...so
cheap and humble a result. The aspirations in the heart after the good
true teach us better...
Elo2 8.109 10 ...No mimic; from [the patriot's] breast
his counsel drew,/ Believed the eloquent was aye the true;/...
War 11.162 24 What is the best must be the true;...
MAng1 12.219 15 [Michelangelo] labored to express the
beautiful, in the
entire conviction that it was only to be attained by knowledge of the
True, n. (3)
Chr1 3.96 15 A healthy soul stands united with the Just
and the True...
MAng1 12.233 27 ...as...[Michelangelo] sought to
approach the Beautiful
by the study of the True, so he failed not to make the next step of
progress, and to seek Beauty in its highest form, that of Goodness.
ACri 12.293 11 We are now offended with Standpoint,
Myth, Subjective, the Good and the True and the Cause.
true-born, adj. (1)
ET17 5.295 24 I said, if Plato's Republic were published
in England as a
new book to-day, do you think it would find any readers?--[Wordsworth]
confessed it would not: and yet, he added after a pause, with that
complacency which never deserts a true-born Englishman, and yet we have
embodied it all.
true-hearted, adj. (1)
ET6 5.108 13 ...as the [English] men are affectionate
and true-hearted, the
women inspire and refine them.
truelier, adv. (1)
MLit 12.328 4 What [Goethe] said of Lavater, may
truelier said of him, that it was fearful to stand in the presence of
one before whom all the
boundaries within which Nature has circumscribed our being were laid
trueliest, adv. (1)
PPh 4.78 23 A chief structure of human wit...it requires
all the breath of
human faculty to know [Plato]. I think it is trueliest seen when seen
the most respect.
truer, adj. (15)
DSA 1.141 12 ...the exceptions are not so much to be
found in a few
eminent preachers, as in...the truer inspirations of all...
LT 1.287 17 ...we think the Genius of this Age more
philosophical than any
other has been, righter in its aims, truer...
Lov1 2.183 7 [The doctrine of love] awaits a truer
unfolding in opposition
and rebuke to that subterranean prudence which presides at marriages...
GoW 4.278 25 George Sand, in Consuelo and its
continuation, has sketched
a truer and more dignified picture [than has Goethe in Wilhelm
Bty 6.305 22 ...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.
PI 8.1 10 ...From blue mount and headland dim/ Friendly
forth to him,/ Him they beckon, him advise/ Of heavenlier prosperities/
a more excelling grace/ And a truer bosom-glow/ Than the wine-fed
PI 8.39 9 ...poetry is science, and the poet a truer
SovE 10.190 20 Shall I say then it were truer to see
Necessity calm, beautiful, passionless...
Thor 10.459 14 No truer American existed than Thoreau.
War 11.173 15 ...another age comes, a truer religion
and ethics open...
FRep 11.514 23 Prince Metternich said, Revolutions
begin in the best
heads and run steadily down to the populace. It is a very old
observation; not truer because Metternich said it...
II 12.81 27 Whether Whiggery, or Chartism, or Church,
or a dream of
Wealth, fashioned all these resolute bankers, merchants, lawyers,
landlords, who administer the world of to-day...an idea fashioned them,
related to yours. A stronger idea will subordinate them. Yours, if you
to be nearer and truer.
Mem 12.95 4 Never was truer fable than that of the
Sibyl's writing on
leaves which the wind scatters.
MAng1 12.218 13 A beautiful person...appears to have
truer conformity to
all pleasing objects in external Nature than another.
MLit 12.329 27 [We can fancy Goethe saying to himself]
To a profound
soul is not austere truth the sweetest flattery? Yes, O Goethe! but the
is truer than the actual.
truer, adv. (1)
LT 1.264 5 ...I find the Age walking about...in strong
eyes and pleasant
thoughts, and think I read it nearer and truer so, than in the
truest, adj. (9)
Nat 1.66 3 In inquiries respecting...the frame of
things, the highest reason is
always the truest.
MN 1.194 16 Not thanks, not prayer seem quite the
highest or truest name
for our communication with the infinite...
Pt1 3.11 20 Mankind in good earnest have availed so far
themselves and their work, that the foremost watchman on the peak
announces his news. It is the truest word ever spoken...
UGM 4.17 5 ...we thus [through the acts of the
intellect]...learn to choose
men by their truest marks...
SwM 4.139 3 The largest is always the truest
CbW 6.243 2 Hear what British Merlin sung,/ Of keenest
eye and truest
Wom 11.419 2 The answer that lies, silent or spoken, in
the minds of well-meaning
persons, to the new claims [for women's rights], is this: that...they
are asked for by people who intellectually seek them, but who have not
support or sympathy of the truest women;...
PLT 12.60 19 The truest state of mind rested in becomes
PPr 12.385 13 Worst of all for the party attacked,
[Carlyle's Past and
Present] bereaves them beforehand of all sympathy, by...impressing the
reader with the conviction that the satirist himself has the truest
everything old and excellent in English land and institutions...
truism, n. (1)
LE 1.165 27 Men grind and grind in the mill of a
trulier, adv. (1)
Hist 2.40 23 Broader and deeper we must write our
annals...if we would
trulier express our central and wide-related nature...
truly, adv. (84)
Nat 1.8 23 To speak truly, few adult persons can see
Nat 1.9 2 The lover of nature is he whose inward and
outward senses are
still truly adjusted to each other;...
AmS 1.103 4 ...let [the scholar]...bide his own time, -
happy enough if he
can satisfy himself alone that this day he has seen something truly.
DSA 1.127 2 Truly speaking, it is not instruction, but
provocation, that I
can receive from another soul.
LE 1.161 25 ...I will thank my great brothers so truly
for the admonition of
LE 1.178 19 Bonaparte represents truly a great recent
LE 1.181 17 ...in a contempt for the gabble of to-day's
opinions the secret
of the world is to be learned, and the skill truly to unfold it is
MN 1.217 13 When we speak truly,-is not he only unhappy
who is not in
LT 1.266 2 ...there will be fragments and hints of men,
more than enough: bloated promises, which end in nothing or little. And
then truly great men, but with some defect in their composition which
neutralizes their whole
LT 1.285 13 ...truly we shall find much to console us,
when we consider
the cause of [the speculators'] uneasiness.
Tran 1.341 21 ...truly...it would not misbecome us to
inquire nearer home, what these companions and contemporaries of ours
think and do...
Hist 2.33 6 Those men who cannot answer by a superior
wisdom these facts
or questions of time, serve them. Facts...tyrannize over them, and make
men of routine...in whom a literal obedience to facts has extinguished
spark of that light by which man is truly man.
SR 2.68 8 If we live truly, we shall see truly.
SR 2.68 9 If we live truly, we shall see truly.
SR 2.73 20 I do this not selfishly but humbly and
SR 2.74 26 ...truly it demands something godlike in him
who has cast off
the common motives of humanity...
SR 2.84 27 If the traveller tell us truly, strike the
savage with a broad-axe
and in a day or two the flesh shall unite and heal...
Comp 2.96 14 I shall attempt...to record some facts
that indicate the path of
the law of Compensation; happy beyond my expectation if I shall truly
draw the smallest arc of this circle.
SL 2.141 9 ...the more truly [a man] consults his own
powers, the more
difference will his work exhibit from the work of any other.
SL 2.148 24 [A man] cleaves to one person and avoids
to their likeness or unlikeness to himself truly seeking himself in his
SL 2.161 27 The object of the man...is...to suffer the
law to traverse his
whole being without obstruction, so that on what point soever of his
your eye falls it shall report truly of his character...
Lov1 2.173 22 By and by that boy wants a wife, and very
truly and heartily
will he know where to find a sincere and sweet mate...
Lov1 2.183 3 Somewhat like this have the truly wise
told us of love in all
OS 2.278 8 The learned and the studious of thought have
no monopoly of
wisdom. Their violence of direction in some degree disqualifies them to
OS 2.294 14 ...the water of the globe is all one sea,
and, truly seen, its tide
Int 2.329 6 [Ideas]...so fully engage us that we...gaze
like children, without
an effort to make them our own. By and by we fall out of that
repeat as truly as we can what we have beheld.
Art1 2.367 26 ...the distinction between the fine and
the useful arts [must] be forgotten. If history were truly told...it
would be no longer easy or
possible to distinguish the one from the other.
Pt1 3.5 6 The young man reveres men of genius, because,
to speak truly, they are more himself than he is.
Pt1 3.8 15 ...nature is as truly beautiful as it is
Exp 3.70 7 The ancients...exalted Chance into a
divinity; but that is to stay
too long at the spark, which glitters truly at one point, but the
warm with the latency of the same fire.
Pol1 3.204 9 ...there is an instinctive sense...that
truly the only interest for
the consideration of the State is persons;...
PPh 4.64 3 ...the fairest fortune that can befall man
is to be guided by his
daemon to that which is truly his own.
PNR 4.87 19 [Plato] kindled a fire so truly in the
centre that we see the
SwM 4.126 15 [Swedenborg] delivers golden sayings which
singular beauty the ethical laws;...Ends always ascend as nature
descends. And the truly poetic account of the writing in the inmost
heaven, which, as
it consists of inflexions according to the form of heaven, can be read
ShP 4.200 23 The translation of Plutarch gets its
excellence by being
translation on translation. There never was a time when there was none.
the truly idiomatic and national phrases are kept, and all others
picked out and thrown away.
ShP 4.211 18 ...all the sweets and all the terrors of
human lot lay in [Shakespeare's] mind as truly but as softly as the
landscape lies on the eye.
NMW 4.257 1 The counter-revolution...still waits for
its organ and
representative, in a lover and a man of truly public and universal
GoW 4.272 18 This reflective and critical wisdom makes
the poem [Goethe's Helena] more truly the flower of this time.
GoW 4.279 18 ...[Goethe's Wilhelm Meister] is so
crammed with... knowledge of the world and with knowledge of laws; the
persons so truly
and subtly drawn...that we must...be willing to get what good from it
ET19 5.313 26 I see [England] in her old age...still
daring to believe in her
power of endurance and expansion. Seeing this, I say, All hail! mother
nations...truly a home to the thoughtful and generous who are born in
Wth 6.93 21 Columbus...looks on all kings and peoples
landsmen until they dare fit him out. Few men on the planet have more
truly belonged to it.
Bhr 6.177 4 If [the human body] were made of glass...it
could not publish
more truly its meaning than now.
Bhr 6.193 6 In all the superior people I have met I
notice directness, truth
spoken more truly...
Wsp 6.237 21 ...[The Shakers] say, the Spirit will
presently manifest to the
man himself and to the society what manner of person he is, and whether
belongs among them. They do not receive him, they do not reject him.
not in vain have they...shuffled in their Bruin dance...if they have
learned thus much wisdom.
CbW 6.267 12 ...the crowning fortune of a man, is to be
born with a bias to
some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness,--whether it
to make baskets...or songs. I doubt not this was the meaning of
Socrates, when he pronounced artists the only truly wise, as being
CbW 6.276 10 If you deal generously, the other, though
selfish and unjust, will make an exception in your favor, and deal
truly with you.
Elo1 7.72 4 [Priam] answered Helen, daughter of Jove,
This is the wise
Ulysses...knowing all wiles and wise counsels. To her the prudent
replied again: O woman, you have spoken truly.
Elo1 7.81 24 ...when [personal ascendency] is weaponed
with a power of
speech, it seems first to become truly human...
Elo1 7.91 1 ...the truly eloquent man is a sane man
with power to
communicate his sanity.
DL 7.129 1 [Friendship] is the happiness which, where
it is truly known, postpones all other satisfactions...
DL 7.131 27 Obviously, it would be easy for every town
to discharge this
truly municipal duty [of a library and museum].
Boks 7.221 6 Another member [of the literary club]
meantime shall as
honestly search, sift and as truly report on British mythology...
Clbs 7.228 14 What are the best days in memory? Those
in which we met a
companion who was truly such.
Suc 7.306 27 ...truly, the heart at the centre of the
universe with every throb
hurls the flood of happiness into every artery, vein and veinlet...
Grts 8.317 17 ...[morals and intellect]...always beckon
to each other, until
at last they meet in the man, if he is to be truly great.
Imtl 8.347 2 You shall not say, O my bishop, O my
pastor, is there any
resurrection? What do you think? Did Dr. Channing believe that we
know each other? Did Wesley? did Butler? did Fenelon? What questions
are these! Go read Milton, Shakspeare or any truly ideal poet.
Aris 10.55 3 He is beautiful in face, in port, in
manners, who is absorbed in
objects which he truly believes to be superior to himself.
PerF 10.76 20 We define Genius to be...a sensibility so
equal that it
receives accurately all impressions, and can truly report them...
PerF 10.76 26 If we were truly to take account of stock
before the last
Court of Appeals,-that were an inventory!
Edc1 10.131 27 ...truly the population of the globe has
its origin in the aims
which their existence is to serve;...
SovE 10.205 18 I do not think the summit of this age
truly reached or
expressed unless it attain the height which religion and philosophy
in any former age.
SovE 10.205 23 If I miss the inspiration of the saints
of Calvinism, or of
Platonism, or Buddhism, our times are not up to theirs, or, more truly,
not yet their own legitimate force.
Schr 10.281 15 ...[Plotinus] says roundly, the
knowledge of the senses is
LLNE 10.347 18 ...truly I honor the generous ideas of
LLNE 10.347 27 Fourier...turned a truly vast arithmetic
to the question of
EzRy 10.393 23 An eminent skill [Ezra Ripley] had...in
bandage from a sore place, and applying the surgeon's knife with a
HDC 11.49 12 ...the people [of Concord] truly feel that
they are lords of the
FSLC 11.204 1 ...[Webster's] finely developed
understanding only works
truly and with all its force, when it stands for animal good; that is,
FSLN 11.229 25 ...there are rights which rest on the
finest sense of justice, and, with every degree of civility, it will be
more truly felt and defined.
ACiv 11.297 3 Ich dien, I serve, is a truly royal
EdAd 11.392 9 ...the Divine, or, as some will say, the
truly Human, hovers, now seen, now unseen, before us.
Koss 11.398 12 We [people of Concord] please ourselves
that in you [Kossuth] we meet...a man so truly in love with the
greatest future, that he
cannot be diverted to any less.
ChiE 11.472 2 China is old...in wisdom, which is gray
hair to a nation,- or, rather, truly seen, is eternal youth.
CPL 11.499 17 ...[Mary Moody Emerson] writes in her
diary, Life truly
resembles a river-ever the same-never the same;...
PLT 12.27 8 A man has been in Spain. The facts and
thoughts which the
traveller has found in that country gradually settle themselves into a
determinate heap of one size and form and not another. That is what he
knows and has to say of Spain; he cannot say it truly until a
for the arrangement of the particles has elapsed.
PLT 12.43 1 The highest measure of poetic power is such
faculty to fuse the circumstances of to-day as shall make transparent
whole web of circumstance and opinion in which the man finds himself,
that he...sees so truly the omnipresence of eternal cause that he can
the daily and hourly event of New York, of Boston, into universal
II 12.68 14 ...long after we have quitted the place
[the art gallery], the
objects begin to take a new order;...the truly noble forms reappear to
CL 12.143 5 The light which resides in [Wordsworth's
favorable accidents...is more truly entitled to be held the light that
was on land or sea...
MAng1 12.218 11 The Italian artists sanction this view
of Beauty by
describing it as il piu nell' uno...or multitude in unity, intimating
is truly beautiful seems related to all Nature.
MAng1 12.237 15 ...[Michelangelo] says he is only half
in Rome, since, truly, peace is only to be found in the woods.
Milt1 12.271 7 Truly [Milton] was an apostle of
MLit 12.309 6 When we flout all particular books as
initial merely, we
truly express the privilege of spiritual nature...
PPr 12.382 4 As we recall the topics [in Carlyle's Past
and Present], we are
struck with the force given to the plain truths;... These things strike
a force which reminds us of the morals of the Oriental or early Greek
masters, and of no modern book. Truly in these things is great reward.
Let 12.401 10 On earth all is imperfect! is an old
proverb of the German. Aye, but if one should say to these
God-forsaken...that with them, truly, life
is shallow and anxious and full of discord because they despise
trump, n. (2)
Imtl 8.336 10 If not to be, how like the bells of a fool
is the trump of fame!
EPro 11.314 4 To-day unbind the captive,/ So only are
ye unbound;/ Lift
up a people from the dust,/ Trump of their rescue, sound!/
trumpery, n. (2)
Art1 2.364 17 ...there is a certain appearance of
paltriness, as of...the
trumpery of a theatre, in sculpture.
LLNE 10.356 3 ...the men of science, art, intellect,
are pretty sure to
degenerate into selfish housekeepers, dependent on wine, coffee,
furnace-heat, gas-light and fine furniture. Then instantly things swing
the other way, and we suddenly find...that nothing is so vulgar as a
great warehouse of
rooms full of fine furniture and trumpery;...
trumpet, n. (13)
MR 1.228 22 ...now...all things else hear the trumpet,
and must rush to
LT 1.269 25 The fury with which the slave-trader
defends every inch of... his howling auction-platform, is a trumpet to
alarm the ear of mankind...
NR 3.247 23 ...if there could be any regulation...that
a man should never
leave his point of view without sound of trumpet.
ShP 4.190 18 [A great man] finds a war raging: it
educates him, by
trumpet, in barracks, and he betters the instruction.
NMW 4.249 9 At Arcola [said Napoleon] I won the battle
horsemen. I seized that moment of lassitude, gave every man a trumpet,
gained the day with this handful.
Wsp 6.239 6 The son of Antiochus asked his father when
he would join
battle. Dost thou fear, replied the king, that thou only in all the
not hear the trumpet?
DL 7.104 6 ...when [the nestler] fasts, the little
Pharisee fails not to sound
his trumpet before him.
Cour 7.272 13 Everything feels the new breath [of
courage] except the old
doting nigh-dead politicians, whose heart the trumpet of resurrection
PI 8.46 15 Soldiers can march better and fight better
for the drum and
Aris 10.37 25 What is the meaning of this invincible
respect for war...that
we can never quite smother the trumpet and the drum?
HDC 11.59 13 ...[the red man] may fire a farm-house, or
a village; but...in
the first blast of [the white men's] trumpet we already hear the
EWI 11.102 22 The prizes of society, the trumpet of
fame...these were for
all, but not for [negro slaves].
Milt1 12.272 13 The events which produced [Milton's
tracts on divorce and
freedom of the press]...are mere occasions for this philanthropist to
his trumpet for human rights.
trumpets, n. (8)
SR 2.45 13 ...our first thought is rendered back to us
by the trumpets of the
Chr1 3.107 3 ...some natures are too good to be spoiled
by praise, and
wherever the vein of thought reaches down into the profound, there is
danger from vanity. Solemn friends will warn them of the danger of the
head's being turned by the flourish of trumpets, but they can afford to
Mrs1 3.123 12 ...every man's name that emerged at all
from the mass in the
feudal ages rattles in our ear like a flourish of trumpets.
ET10 5.165 25 ...[the Englishman's] English name and
accidents are like a
flourish of trumpets announcing him.
HDC 11.72 17 On 13th March ...[William Emerson]
preached to a
very full assembly, taking for his text, 2 Chronicles xiii.12, And,
behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with
trumpets to cry alarm against you.
War 11.173 3 We are affected...by the appearance of a
few rich and wilful
gentlemen who take their honor into their own keeping...and whose
appearance is the arrival of so much life and virtue. In dangerous
are presently tried, and therefore their name is a flourish of
War 11.173 21 ...the man who, without any flourish of
solitude the right step uniformly...does not yield, in my imagination,
CL 12.137 6 ...the Professor [Linnaeus] was generally
attended by two
hundred students, and, when they returned, they marched through the
streets of Upsala in a festive procession...to the music of drums and
trumpet-text, n. (1)
ShP 4.217 25 One remembers again the trumpet-text in the
heavens and the earth and all that is between them, think ye we have
created them in jest?
trumpet-tones, n. (1)
ACri 12.299 3 ...[in Carlyle's History of Frederick II]
we see the eyes of
the writer looking into ours, whilst he is humming and chuckling, with
undertones, and trumpet-tones...
trundled, v. (1)
PerF 10.75 7 [The farmer] put his days into carting from
the distant swamp
the mountain of muck which has been trundled about until it now makes
cover of fruitful soil.
trunk, n. (13)
AmS 1.83 15 The state of society is one in which the
suffered amputation from the trunk...
SR 2.81 26 I pack my trunk...
Comp 2.97 24 If the head and neck are enlarged, the
trunk and extremities
are cut short.
Comp 2.102 24 If you see a hand or a limb, you know
that the trunk to
which it belongs is there behind.
Hsm1 2.246 28 ...Now I'll kneel,/ But with my back
toward thee: 't is the
last duty/ This trunk can do the gods./
UGM 4.15 15 [The people] delight in a man. Here is a
head and a trunk!
SwM 4.98 7 If you will have pure carbon, carbuncle, or
diamond, to make
the brain transparent, the trunk and organs shall be so much the
SwM 4.108 14 This new spine [the skull] is destined to
high uses. It is a
new man on the shoulders of the last. It can almost shed its trunk and
manage to live alone...
SwM 4.108 17 Within [the skull], on a higher plane, all
that was done in
the trunk repeats itself.
ET6 5.104 22 [The Englishman] has that aplomb which
obedience of all the powers to the will; as if the axes of his eyes
united to his backbone, and only moved with the trunk.
Comc 8.171 2 In poor pictures the limbs and trunk
degrade the face.
Aris 10.42 5 [Ulysses]...carves a bedstead out of the
trunk of a tree...
Aris 10.43 10 When Nature goes to create a national
man, she puts a
symmetry between the physical and intellectual powers. She moulds a
brain, and joins to it a great trunk to supply it;...
trunkful, n. (1)
MoL 10.256 25 ...this big-mouthed talker, among his
Leipzig editions of Lysias, had lost his knowledge. But the President
Bank...relates that at Virginia Springs this idol of the forum
trunkful of classic authors.
trunnion, n. (1)
Pow 6.77 23 At West Point, Colonel Buford...pounded with
a hammer on
the trunnions of a cannon until he broke them off. He fired a piece of
ordnance some hundred times in swift succession, until it burst. Now
stroke broke the trunnion?
trunnions, n. (1)
Pow 6.77 19 At West Point, Colonel Buford...pounded with
a hammer on
the trunnions of a cannon until he broke them off.
trust, n. (50)
LE 1.180 18 ...always remained [Napoleon's] total trust
in the prodigious
revolutions of fortune which his reserved Imperial Guard were capable
LE 1.184 9 If, with a high trust, [the scholar] can
thus submit himself, he
will find that ample returns are poured into his bosom...
Tran 1.352 19 ...[the Transcendentalist says, my faith]
is a certain brief
experience, which...made me aware...that to me belonged trust, a
trust, and obedience, and the worship of ideas...
Comp 2.122 15 [The soul's] instinct is trust.
SL 2.131 21 Neither vexations nor calamities abate our
Fdsp 2.200 27 ...let us approach our friend with an
audacious trust in the
truth of his heart...
Fdsp 2.217 3 The essence of friendship is...a total
magnanimity and trust.
Prd1 2.230 13 Let [the figures in this picture of
life]...honor their own
senses with trust.
OS 2.285 12 In that man, though he knew no ill of him,
[one] put no trust.
OS 2.293 3 [God's presence] inspires in man an
OS 2.297 14 [Man] will calmly front the morrow in the
negligency of that
trust which carries God with it...
Cir 2.315 4 ...it behooves each to see, when he
sacrifices prudence, to what
god he devotes it;...if to a great trust, he can well spare his mule
panniers who has a winged chariot instead.
NER 3.260 17 I conceive...the indication of growing
trust in the private self-supplied
powers of the individual, to be the affirmative principle of the
NER 3.283 6 ...the man...whose advent men and events
foreshow, is one who...shall destroy distrust by his trust...
UGM 4.29 16 We need not fear excessive influence. A
more generous trust
MoS 4.161 21 The terms of admission to this spectacle
[of life] are, that [the wise skeptic] have...proof...that he has
evinced the temper, stoutness
and the range of qualities which...entitle him to fellowship and trust.
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.
GoW 4.276 5 [Goethe] hates...to be made to say over
again some old wife's
fable that has had possession of men's faith these thousand years. He
as well see if it is true as another. He sifts it. I am here, he would
say, to be
the measure and judge of these things. Why should I take them on trust?
ET5 5.99 17 ...[the English] have solidarity, or
responsibleness, and trust in
ET17 5.298 5 ...let us say of [Wordsworth] that, alone
in his time, he
treated the human mind well, and with an absolute trust.
Pow 6.79 25 I remarked in England...that in literary
circles, the men of trust
and consideration...were...usually of a low and ordinary
Bhr 6.192 26 That is the charm in all good
novels...that the heroes...deal
loyally and with a profound trust in each other.
Wsp 6.211 14 ...if an adventurer...procure himself to
be elected to a post of
trust...by the same arts as we detest in the house-thief,--the same
who agree to discountenance the private rogue will be forward to show
civilities and marks of respect to the public one;...
Wsp 6.221 21 ...let me suggest to [the reader] by a few
examples what kind
of a trust this is [in the moral sentiment], and how real.
Wsp 6.234 4 Hafiz writes,--At the last day, men shall
wear/ On their heads
the dust,/ As ensign and as ornament/ Of their lowly trust.
Wsp 6.238 24 The race of mankind have always offered at
implied thanks for the gift of existence,--namely...the terror of its
taken away... The whole revelation that is vouchsafed us is the gentle
trust, which, in our experience, we find will cover also with flowers
the slopes of
Farm 7.144 4 The good rocks...say to [the farmer]: We
have the sacred
power as we received it. We have not failed of our trust...
QO 8.190 14 Whatever we think and say is wonderfully
better for our
spirits and trust, in another mouth.
Aris 10.37 4 From the folly of too much association we
must come back to
the repose of self-reverence and trust.
Aris 10.65 27 To many the word [Gentleman]
manners, and independence in trifles; but the fountains of that thought
in the deeps of man...a self-trust which is a trust in God himself.
Chr2 10.122 13 [Character]...does not ask, in the
absoluteness of its trust, even for the assurance of continued life.
Edc1 10.128 26 Every one has a trust of power...
Edc1 10.136 11 One fact...inspires all my trust, viz.,
this perpetual youth, which, as long as there is any good in us, we
cannot get rid of.
Edc1 10.143 9 Let [the youth]...read Tom Brown at
Oxford,-better yet, read Hodson's Life-Hodson who took prisoner the
king of Delhi. They
teach the same truth,-a trust...in your own worth...
SovE 10.201 11 ...up comes a man with...a knotty
sentence from St. Paul, which he considers as the axe at the root of
your tree. ... He interrupts for
the moment your peaceful trust in the Divine Providence.
MoL 10.254 23 ...the scholars, the seers, have been
false to their trust.
Schr 10.263 13 The scholar is here to fill others with
love and courage by
confirming their trust in the love and wisdom which are at the heart of
LVB 11.89 6 Before any acts contrary to his own
judgment or interest have
repelled the affections of any man, each may look with trust and living
anticipation to your [Van Buren's] government.
EWI 11.142 14 The recent testimonies...of Gurney, of
Philippo, are very
explicit on this point, the capacity and the success of the colored and
black population [in the West Indies] in employments of skill, of
EWI 11.142 19 [West Indian negroes] receive hints and
advances from the
whites that they will be gladly received...as members of this or that
committee of trust.
War 11.163 6 ...it is a lesson which all history
teaches wise men, to put
trust in ideas...
War 11.175 4 ...if the search of the sublime laws of
morals and the sources
of hope and trust, in man, and not in books, in the present, and not in
past, proceed;...then war has a short day...
FSLN 11.235 1 To make good the cause of Freedom, you
must draw off
from all foolish trust in others.
ALin 11.331 4 ...when the new and comparatively unknown
Lincoln was announced [for President]...we heard the result coldly and
sadly. It seemed too rash, on a purely local reputation, to build so
trust in such anxious times;...
PLT 12.56 16 There are two theories of life;... One is
activity... The other is
II 12.76 8 ...Van Mons of Belgium, after all his
experiments at crossing and
refining his fruit, arrived at last at the most complete trust in the
II 12.87 24 ...the whole moral of modern science is the
transference of that
trust which is felt in Nature's admired arrangements, to the sphere of
freedom and of rational life.
II 12.89 4 The joy of knowledge, the late discovery
that the veil which hid
all things from him is really transparent, transparent everywhere
heart of trust which every perception fortifies,-renew life for [a
CInt 12.116 24 ...the college was false to its trust...
MLit 12.331 3 ...we are not [in Wilhelm Meister]
transported out of the
dominion of the senses...or armed with a grand trust.
Trust, n. (1)
SovE 10.193 23 To good men, as we call good men, this
doctrine of Trust
is an unsounded secret.
trust, v. (42)
Nat 1.3 21 We must trust the perfection of the
AmS 1.97 14 I will not...trust the revenue of some
MR 1.244 18 We dare not trust our wit for making our
house pleasant to
LT 1.276 11 The Reformers affirm the inward life, but
they do not trust it...
LT 1.276 19 The love which lifted men to the sight of
these better ends
was...the disposition to trust a principle more than a material force.
Con 1.299 11 Conservatism...believes...that for me it
avails not to trust in
SR 2.47 12 Trust thyself...
SR 2.73 12 I will so trust that what is deep is holy,
that I will do strongly... whatever inly rejoices me...
SR 2.75 1 ...it demands something godlike in him
who...has ventured to
trust himself for a taskmaster.
SL 2.159 9 [A man's] sin...mars all his good
impression. Men know not
why they do not trust him, but they do not trust him.
SL 2.159 10 [A man's] sin...mars all his good
impression. Men know not
why they do not trust him, but they do not trust him.
Lov1 2.176 23 The trees of the forest, the waving grass
and the peeping
flowers have grown intelligent; and [the lover] almost fears to trust
with the secret which they seem to invite.
Fdsp 2.211 7 To my friend I write a letter and from him
I receive a letter. That seems to you a little. It suffices me. It is a
spiritual gift... ... In these
warm lines the heart will trust itself...
Prd1 2.237 5 Trust men and they will be true to you;...
Int 2.330 4 Trust the instinct to the end...
Pol1 3.212 14 We must trust infinitely to the
beneficent necessity which
shines through all laws.
NER 3.285 19 Shall not the heart which has received so
much, trust the
Power by which it lives?
NMW 4.248 3 I think all men...know that the
institutions we so volubly
commend are go-carts and baubles; but they dare not trust their
GoW 4.288 13 I suppose the worldly tone of [Goethe's]
tales grew out of
the calculations of self-culture. It was the infirmity of an admirable
scholar...who did not quite trust the compensations of poverty and
ET11 5.191 24 In logical sequence of these dignified
revels, Pepys can tell
the beggarly shifts to which the king was reduced, who could not find
at his council table...and the linen-draper and the stationer were out
pocket and refusing to trust him...
Clbs 7.245 25 The poet Marvell was wont to say that he
would not drink
wine with any one with whom he could not trust his life.
SA 8.98 17 ...even if you could trust yourself on that
perilous topic [sickness], beware of unmuzzling a valetudinarian, who
will soon give you
your fill of it.
Elo2 8.132 22 Here [in the United States] is room for
every degree of [eloquence], on every one of its ascending
stages,--that of useful speech... that of political advice and
persuasion...reaching, as all good men trust, into
a vast future...
Imtl 8.329 12 A man of affairs is afraid to
die...because he...is the victim of
those who have moulded the religious doctrines into some neat and
plausible system...for household use. It is the fear of the young bird
Imtl 8.338 2 All I have seen teaches me to trust the
Creator for all I have
Dem1 10.20 18 It is curious to see what grand powers we
have a hint of and
are mad to grasp, yet how slow Heaven is to trust us with such
Dem1 10.26 15 I say to the table-rappers:-I well
believe/ Thou wilt not
utter what thou dost not know,/ And so far will I trust thee, gentle
Aris 10.39 18 I wish...men who are charmed by the
beautiful Nemesis as
well as by the dire Nemesis, and dare trust their inspiration for their
MMEm 10.421 3 Am I [Mary Moody Emerson], poor victim,
through the sternest ordinations of Nature's laws, which slay? yet I
GSt 10.502 17 Mr. [George] Stearns...had the
magnanimity to trust [John
FSLC 11.194 1 Mr. Webster tells the President that he
has been in the
North, and he has found no man, whose opinion is of any weight, who is
opposed to the [Fugitive Slave] law. Oh, Mr. President, trust not the
ALin 11.328 18 [The people] knew that outward grace is
dust;/ They could
not choose but trust/ In that sure-footed mind's [Lincoln's]
skill./ And supple-tempered will/ That bent, like perfect steel, to
again and thrust./
RBur 11.439 9 ...I must trust to the inspirations of
the theme [of the Burns
Festival] to make a fitness which does not otherwise exist.
FRO2 11.487 16 All education is to accustom [man] to
PLT 12.6 19 My belief in the use of a course of
philosophy is...that [the
student] shall see in [the mind] the source of all traditions, and
each one of them as better or worse statement of its revelations; shall
to trust it entirely, as the only true;...
PLT 12.37 9 If we could retain our early innocence, we
might trust our feet
uncommanded to take the right path to our friend in the woods.
PLT 12.42 5 ...I hear a whisper, which I dare trust,
that [perception] is the
thread on which the earth and the heaven of heavens are strung.
PLT 12.45 9 There is indeed this vice about men of
thought, that you
cannot quite trust them;...
II 12.80 15 We do not yet trust the unknown powers of
II 12.82 6 Trust entirely the thought.
CW 12.174 5 [A man in his wood-lot] can fancy that the
birds know him
and trust him...
Let 12.396 3 We shall hardly trust ourselves to reply
to arguments by
which we would gladly be persuaded.
trusted, adj. (1)
EdAd 11.388 23 ...we have seen the best understandings
of New England, the trusted leaders of her counsels...say, We are too
old to stand for what is
called a New England sentiment any longer.
trusted, v. (25)
LT 1.276 25 I think that the soul of reform; the
conviction that not
sensualism...not even government, are needed,-but...reliance on the
sentiment of man, which will work best the more it is trusted;...
Hist 2.35 7 ...all the postulates of elfin
annals,--that the fairies do not like to
be named; that their gifts are capricious and not to be trusted;...I
find true in
SR 2.47 2 [The divine idea] may be safely trusted as
proportionate and of
Lov1 2.188 24 The soul may be trusted to the end.
OS 2.285 14 In that other [man]...authentic signs had
yet passed, to signify
that he might be trusted as one who had an interest in his own
Exp 3.56 9 A deduction must be made from the opinion
which even the
wise express on a new book or occurrence. Their opinion...is nowise to
trusted as the lasting relation between that intellect and that thing.
Chr1 3.91 10 The people know that they need in their
more than talent, namely the power to make his talent trusted.
Nat2 3.186 11 [Nature]...has secured the symmetrical
growth of the [the
child's] bodily frame by all these attitudes and exertions,--an end of
importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than
Pol1 3.219 21 A man has a right...to be trusted...
NER 3.265 22 The candidate my party votes for is not to
be trusted with a
ET1 5.17 15 [Carlyle]...recounted the incredible sums
paid in one year by
the great booksellers for puffing. Hence it comes that no newspaper is
ET18 5.304 23 ...we say that only the English race can
be trusted with
DL 7.105 27 What a holiday is the first snow in which
Twoshoes can be
SA 8.84 24 Character must be trusted;...
Grts 8.307 3 ...there is a teaching for [every man]
from within...and, the
more it is trusted, separates and signalizes him...
Dem1 10.21 7 ...the fabled ring of Gyges...is simply
mischievous. A new or
private language...the desired discovery of the guided balloon, are of
kind. Tramps...descending...on...the bank-messenger in the country, can
well be spared. Men are not fit to be trusted with these talismans.
Edc1 10.148 6 ...this function of opening and feeding
the human mind...is
not to be trusted to any skill less large than Nature itself.
SovE 10.207 13 The human mind, when it is trusted, is
never false to itself.
Schr 10.283 22 ...trusted and obeyed in happy natures
[mother-wit] becomes active and salient...
LLNE 10.353 9 Could not the conceiver of [Fourier's]
design have also
believed...that the method of each associate might be trusted...
MMEm 10.431 21 ...how much I [Mary Moody Emerson]
trusted [God] with every event till I learned the order of human events
from the pressure
Thor 10.484 1 Only he can be trusted with gifts who can
present a face of
bronze to expectations.
War 11.174 27 ...if the desire of a large class of
young men for a faith and
hope, intellectual and religious, such as they have not yet found, be
omen to be trusted;...then war has a short day...
EPro 11.325 13 ...the aim of the war on our part
is...to destroy the piratic
feature in [Southern society] which makes it our enemy only as it is
enemy of the human race, and so allow its reconstruction on a just and
healthful basis. Then...Nature and trade may be trusted to establish a
ALin 11.335 1 If ever a man was fairly tested,
[Lincoln] was. There was no
lack of resistance, nor of slander, nor of ridicule. The times have
no state secrets;...such multitudes had to be trusted, that no secret
Trustee, n. (1)
SR 2.63 24 The magnetism which all original action
exerts is explained
when we inquire the reason of self-trust. Who is the Trustee?
trustees, n. (3)
FSLC 11.185 3 I thought none, that was not ready to go
on all fours, would
back this [Fugitive Slave] law. And yet here are upright
men...husbands, fathers, trustees, friends...who can see nothing in
this claim for bare
humanity...but canting fanaticism...
CPL 11.497 21 The chairman of Mr. [William] Munroe's
trustees has told
you how old is the foundation of our village library...
FRep 11.519 20 We have seen the great party of property
and education in
the country drivelling and huckstering away...the dearest hopes of
mankind; the trustees of power only energetic when mischief could be
trusting, v. (6)
DSA 1.146 21 By trusting your own heart, you shall gain
in other men.
Tran 1.338 12 ...we have yet no man...who, trusting to
his sentiments, found life made of miracles;...
Int 2.330 6 By trusting [the instinct] to the end, it
shall ripen into truth...
NER 3.273 18 It is a foolish cowardice which keeps us
from trusting [men]...
SovE 10.193 20 ...the habit of respecting that great
order which certainly
contains and will dispose of our little system, will take all fear from
heart. It did itself create and distribute all that is created and
distributed, and, trusting to its power, we cease to care for what it
will certainly order
MAng1 12.227 17 ...in painting, [Michelangelo] not only
mixed but ground
his colors himself, trusting no one.
trustless, n. (1)
AmS 1.105 3 ...we are the cowed, - we the trustless.
trusts, n. (2)
NMW 4.243 10 The necessity of [Napoleon's] position
hospitality to every sort of talent, and its appointment to trusts;...
Farm 7.140 12 [The farmer] has grave trusts confided to
trusts, v. (2)
MN 1.206 25 ...nobody will read [Parliamentary Debates]
who trusts his
Pt1 3.27 12 ...the traveller who has lost his way
throws his reins on his
horse's neck and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his
trustworthy, adj. (4)
SR 2.47 18 Great men have always...confided themselves
childlike to the
genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely
trustworthy was seated at their heart...
QO 8.204 14 ...the words overheard at unawares by the
free mind, are
trustworthy and fertile when obeyed...
Thor 10.481 20 [Thoreau] thought the scent a more
than the sight,-more oracular and trustworthy.
CL 12.139 23 ...among our many prognostics of the
weather, the only
trustworthy one that I know is that, when it is warm, it is a sign that
going to be cold.
trusty, adj. (3)
Boks 7.205 20 Now having our idler safe down as far as
the fall of
Constantinople in 1453, he is in very good courses; for here are trusty
hands waiting for him.
JBB 11.266 13 Then [John Brown] grasped his trusty
rifle, and boldly
fought for Freedom;/ Smote from border unto border the fierce invading
TPar 11.285 11 In Plutarch's lives of Alexander and
Pericles, you have the
secret whispers of their confidence to their lovers and trusty friends.
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