A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
nature, adj. (1)
FSLN 11.217 16 The one thing not to be forgiven to
intellectual persons is... to take their ideas from others. From this
want of manly rest in their own
and rash acceptance of other people's watchwords come the imbecility
fatigue of their conversation. For they cannot affirm these...with the
movement and total strength of their nature and talent...
Nature, Author of, n. (2)
Chr2 10.97 19 It would instantly indispose us to any
person claiming to
speak for the Author of Nature, the setting forth any fact or law which
did not find in our consciousness.
FRO2 11.486 4 ...the Author of Nature has not left
himself without a
witness in any sane mind...
Nature, Divine, n. (1)
PC 8.230 14 The Divine Nature carries on its
administration by good men.
Nature, Efficient, n. (1)
Nat2 3.179 10 ...let us not longer omit our homage to
the Efficient Nature...
Nature, External, n. (1)
CL 12.165 24 External Nature is only a half.
Nature, God of, n. (1)
FSLC 11.193 22 The very defence which the God of Nature
for the innocent against cruelty is the sentiment of indignation and
the bosom of the beholder.
Nature, Ideal, n. (1)
Art2 7.48 13 ...so in art that aims at beauty must the
parts be subordinated
to Ideal Nature...
Nature, Moral, n. (1)
DSA 1.134 4 The second defect of the traditionary and
limited way of using
the mind of Christ is a consequence of the first; this, namely; that
Nature...is not explored...
nature, n. (1310)
Nat 1.3 4 The foregoing generations beheld God and
nature face to face;...
Nat 1.3 10 Embosomed for a season in nature...why
should we grope
among the dry bones of the past...
Nat 1.3 13 Embosomed for a season in nature, whose
floods of life...invite
us...to action proportioned to nature, why should we grope among the
bones of the past...
Nat 1.4 5 ...nature is already...describing its own
Nat 1.4 9 Let us inquire, to what end is nature?
Nat 1.4 11 All science has one aim, namely, to find a
theory of nature.
Nat 1.4 27 ...all which Philosophy distinguishes as the
NOT ME, that is, both nature and art...must be ranked under this name,
Nat 1.5 3 In enumerating the values of nature and
casting up their sum, I
shall use the word in both senses;...
Nat 1.5 7 Nature, in the common sense, refers to
essences unchanged by
Nat 1.7 22 Nature never wears a mean appearance.
Nat 1.8 4 Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit.
Nat 1.8 8 When we speak of nature in this manner, we
have a distinct but
most poetical sense in the mind.
Nat 1.8 23 To speak truly, few adult persons can see
Nat 1.9 1 The lover of nature is he whose inward and
outward senses are
still truly adjusted to each other;...
Nat 1.9 6 In the presence of nature a wild delight runs
through the man...
Nat 1.9 8 Nature says, - [man] is my creature...
Nat 1.9 14 Nature is a setting that fits equally well a
comic or a mourning
Nat 1.10 5 There [in the woods] I feel that nothing can
befall me in life... which nature cannot repair.
Nat 1.10 20 ...in the distant line of the horizon, man
beholds somewhat as
beautiful as his own nature.
Nat 1.11 5 ...it is certain that the power to produce
this delight does not
reside in nature...
Nat 1.11 8 ...nature is not always tricked in holiday
Nat 1.11 12 Nature always wears the colors of the
Nat 1.12 8 Under the general name of commodity, I rank
advantages which our senses owe to nature.
Nat 1.12 12 Yet although low, [Commodity]...is the only
use of nature
which all men apprehend.
Nat 1.13 7 Nature, in its ministry to man, is not only
the material, but is
also the process and the result.
Nat 1.15 1 A nobler want of man is served by nature,
namely, the love of
Nat 1.16 2 ...besides this general grace diffused over
nature, almost all the
individual forms are agreeable to the eye...
Nat 1.16 15 The influence of the forms and actions in
nature is so needful
to man, that, in its lowest functions, it seems to lie on the confines
commodity and beauty.
Nat 1.16 19 To the body and mind which have been
cramped by noxious
work or company, nature is medicinal...
Nat 1.17 26 What was it that nature would say?
Nat 1.20 4 Every rational creature has all nature for
his dowry and estate.
Nat 1.21 22 Nature stretches out her arms to embrace
Nat 1.22 12 ...nature became ancillary to a man.
Nat 1.23 6 The beauty of nature re-forms itself in the
Nat 1.23 18 [A work of art] is the result or expression
of nature, in
Nat 1.23 19 ...the works of nature are innumerable and
Nat 1.23 21 Nature is a sea of forms radically alike...
Nat 1.24 1 The standard of beauty is the entire circuit
of natural forms -
the totality of nature;...
Nat 1.24 11 Thus is Art a nature passed through the
alembic of man.
Nat 1.24 21 ...beauty in nature is not ultimate.
Nat 1.25 2 Nature is the vehicle of thought...
Nat 1.25 8 Nature is the symbol of spirit.
Nat 1.26 1 ...thought and emotion are words borrowed
from sensible things, and now appropriated to spiritual nature.
Nat 1.26 11 ...this origin of all words that convey a
spiritual import...is our
least debt to nature.
Nat 1.26 15 Every appearance in nature corresponds to
some state of the
Nat 1.27 15 That which intellectually considered we
call Reason, considered in relation to nature, we call Spirit.
Nat 1.27 21 ...these analogies...pervade nature.
Nat 1.28 10 ...the most trivial of these [natural]
facts...in any way
associated to human nature, affects us in the most lively...manner.
Nat 1.28 13 The seed of a plant, - to what affecting
analogies in the nature
of man is that little fruit made use of...
Nat 1.29 16 This immediate dependence of language upon
loses its power to affect us.
Nat 1.30 6 When...duplicity and falsehood take place of
truth, the power over nature as an interpreter of the will is in a
Nat 1.30 20 Hundreds of writers may be found...who feed
the language created by the primary writers of the country, namely, who
hold primarily on nature.
Nat 1.31 15 We know more from nature than we can at
Nat 1.32 26 ...the whole of nature is a metaphor of the
Nat 1.32 27 The laws of moral nature answer to those of
matter as face to
face in a glass.
Nat 1.35 5 ...visible nature must have a spiritual and
Nat 1.35 17 By degrees we may come to know the
primitive sense of the
permanent objects of nature...
Nat 1.36 1 In view of the significance of nature, we
arrive at once at a new
fact, that nature is a discipline.
Nat 1.36 2 ...nature is a discipline.
Nat 1.36 18 Nature is a discipline of the understanding
in intellectual truths.
Nat 1.38 18 ...[the wise man's] scale of creatures and
of merits is as wide as
Nat 1.39 9 The beauty of nature shines in [man's] own
Nat 1.39 22 Passing by many particulars of the
discipline of nature, we
must not omit to specify two.
Nat 1.40 3 Nature is thoroughly mediate.
Nat 1.40 19 All things...have an unceasing reference to
Nat 1.40 20 Therefore is nature glorious with form,
color, and motion; that
every globe in the remotest heaven...shall hint or thunder to man the
right and wrong...
Nat 1.41 8 This ethical character so penetrates the
bone and marrow of
nature, as to seem the end for which it was made.
Nat 1.41 12 Nothing in nature is exhausted in its first
Nat 1.41 27 The moral law lies at the centre of nature
and radiates to the
Nat 1.42 18 The moral influence of nature upon every
individual is that
amount of truth which it illustrates to him.
Nat 1.44 15 ...a law of one organization, holds true
Nat 1.45 5 A right action seems...to be related to all
Nat 1.45 10 Words and actions are not the attributes of
Nat 1.45 26 ...far different from the deaf and dumb
nature around them, these [human forms] all rest...on the unfathomed
sea of thought and virtue...
Nat 1.47 5 To this one end of Discipline, all parts of
Nat 1.47 8 A noble doubt perpetually suggests
Nat 1.48 5 Whether nature enjoy a substantial existence
without, or is only
in the apocalypse of the mind, it is alike useful and alike venerable
Nat 1.48 13 The frivolous make themselves merry with
the Ideal theory...as
if it affected the stability of nature.
Nat 1.48 15 God...will not compromise the end of nature
by permitting any
inconsequence in its procession.
Nat 1.48 22 The wheels and springs of man are all set
to the hypothesis of
the permanence of nature.
Nat 1.48 27 ...we resist with indignation any hint that
nature is more short-lived
or mutable than spirit.
Nat 1.49 6 ...whilst we acquiesce entirely in the
permanence of natural
laws, the question of the absolute existence of nature still remains
Nat 1.49 10 It is the uniform effect of culture on the
human mind...to lead
us to regard nature as phenomenon...
Nat 1.49 12 It is the uniform effect of culture on the
esteem nature as an accident and an effect.
Nat 1.49 16 To the senses and the unrenewed
understanding, belongs a sort
of instinctive belief in the absolute existence of nature.
Nat 1.49 17 In [the senses' and the unrenewed
understanding's] view man
and nature are indissolubly joined.
Nat 1.49 21 The first effort of thought tends to relax
this despotism of the
senses which binds us to nature as if we were a part of it...
Nat 1.49 23 The first effort of thought...shows us
Nat 1.50 9 The best moments of life are...the
reverential withdrawing of
nature before its God.
Nat 1.50 14 Nature is made to conspire with spirit to
Nat 1.51 16 In these cases, by mechanical means, is
difference...between man and nature.
Nat 1.52 7 The [sensual man] esteems nature as rooted
Nat 1.52 14 Shakspeare possesses the power of
subordinating nature for the
purposes of expression...
Nat 1.52 19 The remotest spaces of nature are visited
Nat 1.55 1 ...thus the poet animates nature with his
Nat 1.55 20 It is, in both cases [Plato and Sophocles],
that a spiritual life
has been imparted to nature;...
Nat 1.55 23 It is, in both cases [Plato and
Sophocles]...that this feeble
human being has penetrated the vast masses of nature with an informing
Nat 1.56 9 The sublime remark of Euler on his law of
transferred nature into the mind...
Nat 1.56 20 ...we think of nature as an appendix to the
Nat 1.57 16 Whilst we behold unveiled the nature of
Justice and Truth, we
learn the difference between the absolute and the conditional or
Nat 1.57 27 ...religion and ethics...have an analogous
effect with all lower
culture, in degrading nature...
Nat 1.58 6 [Religion and Ethics] both put nature under
Nat 1.58 10 [Religion] puts an affront upon nature.
Nat 1.58 17 The devotee flouts nature.
Nat 1.59 7 I have no hostility to nature...
Nat 1.59 11 I only wish to indicate the true position
of nature in regard to
Nat 1.59 15 I only wish to indicate the true position
of nature in regard to
man...as the ground which to attain is the object of human life, that
man's connection with nature.
Nat 1.59 16 Culture inverts the vulgar view of
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 8 ...all the uses of nature admit of being
summed in one...
Nat 1.61 19 The happiest man is he who learns from
nature the lesson of
Nat 1.62 8 ...the noblest ministry of nature is to
stand as the apparition of
Nat 1.62 16 Three problems are put by nature to the
Nat 1.62 25 ...the mind is a part of the nature of
Nat 1.63 1 Idealism is a hypothesis to account for
nature by other principles
than those of carpentry and chemistry.
Nat 1.63 9 Nature is so pervaded with human life that
there is something of
humanity in all and in every particular.
Nat 1.63 12 ...this [ideal] theory makes nature foreign
Nat 1.64 1 ...behind nature, throughout nature, spirit
Nat 1.64 6 ...spirit, that is, the Supreme Being, does
not build up nature
Nat 1.65 9 We are as much strangers in nature as we are
aliens from God.
Nat 1.65 17 ...[the landscape] may show us what discord
is between man
Nat 1.67 1 ...a dream may let us deeper into the secret
of nature than a
hundred concerted experiments.
Nat 1.70 12 I shall...conclude this essay with some
traditions of man and
Nat 1.70 26 We distrust and deny inwardly our sympathy
Nat 1.71 15 [Man] filled nature with his overflowing
Nat 1.72 6 [Man] perceives that...if his word is
sterling yet in nature...it is
not inferior but superior to his will.
Nat 1.72 9 At present, man applies to nature but half
Nat 1.72 15 [Man's] relation to nature...is through the
Nat 1.72 27 ...there are not wanting...occasional
examples of the action of
man upon nature with his entire force...
Nat 1.73 24 The ruin or the blank that we see when we
look at nature, is in
our own eye.
Nat 1.75 17 Whilst the abstract question occupies your
brings it in the concrete to be solved by your hands.
Nat 1.76 1 Nature is not fixed but fluid.
Nat 1.76 3 The immobility or bruteness of nature is the
absence of spirit;...
Nat 1.76 25 The sordor and filths of nature, the sun
shall dry up...
Nat 1.77 8 The kingdom of man over nature...he shall
enter without more
wonder than the blind man feels who is gradually restored to perfect
AmS 1.82 11 ...I accept the topic which not only usage
but the nature of our
association seem to prescribe to this day...
AmS 1.84 25 The first in time and the first in
importance of the influences
upon the mind is that of nature.
AmS 1.85 5 What is nature to [the scholar]?
AmS 1.85 18 ...[the young mind] finds how to join two
things and see in
them one nature;...
AmS 1.86 13 The ambitious soul...goes on forever to
animate the last fibre
of organization, the outskirts of nature...
AmS 1.87 1 ...nature is the opposite of the soul...
AmS 1.87 4 Nature then becomes to [the scholar] the
measure of his
AmS 1.87 6 So much of nature as he is ignorant of, so
much of his own
mind does [the scholar] not yet possess.
AmS 1.87 9 ...the ancient precept, Know thyself, and
the modern precept, Study nature, become at last one maxim.
AmS 1.89 20 Hence the book-learned class, who value
related to nature and the human constitution...
AmS 1.91 25 [The best books] impress us with the
conviction that one
nature wrote and the same reads.
AmS 1.98 19 That great principle of Undulation in
nature...is known to us
under the name of Polarity...
AmS 1.98 26 ...these fits of easy transmission and
reflection...are the law of
AmS 1.100 1 Not out of those on whom systems of
exhausted their culture, comes the helpful giant to destroy the old or
build the new, but out of unhandselled savage nature;...
AmS 1.100 14 I have now spoken of the education of the
AmS 1.101 23 [The scholar] is to find consolation in
exercising the highest
functions of human nature.
AmS 1.103 22 ...[the orator] finds...that [his hearers]
drink his words
because he fulfils for them their own nature;...
AmS 1.104 18 Let [the scholar] look into [fear's] eye
and search its nature...
AmS 1.104 22 ...[the scholar] will...find in himself a
of [fear's] nature and extent;...
AmS 1.105 5 It is a mischievous notion that we are come
late into nature;...
AmS 1.105 16 They are the kings of the world who give
the color of their
present thought to all nature and all art...
AmS 1.106 23 What a testimony, full of grandeur, full
of pity, is borne to
the demands of his own nature, by the poor clansman...who rejoices in
glory of his chief.
AmS 1.107 3 [The poor and the low] are content to be
brushed like flies
from the path of a great person, so that justice shall be done by him
AmS 1.109 24 Do we fear lest we should outsee nature
AmS 1.111 22 ...show me the sublime presence of the
cause lurking...in these suburbs and extremities of nature;...
AmS 1.112 14 A man is related to all nature.
AmS 1.113 2 ...[Swedenborg] saw and showed the
nature and the affections of the soul.
AmS 1.113 6 Especially did [Swedenborg's] shade-loving
muse hover over
and interpret the lower parts of nature;...
AmS 1.114 3 ...in yourself is the law of all nature...
DSA 1.119 13 The mystery of nature was never displayed
DSA 1.123 12 ...speak the truth, and all nature and all
spirits help you with
DSA 1.124 16 Whilst a man seeks good ends, he is strong
by the whole
strength of nature.
DSA 1.127 13 The doctrine of the divine nature being
forgotten, a sickness
infects and dwarfs the constitution.
DSA 1.127 18 ...the divine nature is attributed to one
or two persons...
DSA 1.131 14 One would rather be A pagan, suckled in a
creed outworn,/ than to be defrauded of his manly right in coming into
nature and finding... even virtue and truth foreclosed...
DSA 1.131 22 ...you must subordinate your nature to
DSA 1.136 9 ...this moaning of the heart because it is
bereaved of the
consolation...the grandeur that come alone out of the culture of the
nature, - should be heard...
DSA 1.137 3 ...the laws of nature control the activity
of the hands...
DSA 1.137 9 ...now the priest's Sabbath has lost the
splendor of nature;...
DSA 1.141 21 ...historical Christianity destroys the
power of preaching, by
withdrawing it from the exploration of the moral nature of man;...
DSA 1.145 7 None assayeth the stern ambition to be the
Self of the nation
and of nature...
DSA 1.149 4 The silence that accepts merit as the most
natural thing in the
world, is the highest applause. Such souls...are...the dictators of
fortune. One needs not praise their courage, - they are the heart and
soul of nature.
LE 1.156 22 Men looked...that nature...should reimburse
itself by a brood
LE 1.158 10 The resources of the scholar are
co-extensive with nature and
LE 1.158 20 A divine pilgrim in nature, all things
attend [the scholar's] steps.
LE 1.161 16 I console myself...by...seeing what the
prolific soul could
beget on actual nature;...
LE 1.163 19 Do not foolishly ask of the inscrutable,
obliterated past, what
it cannot tell,-the details of that nature...called Byron, or Burke;...
LE 1.165 14 The hero is great by means of the
predominance of the
LE 1.167 11 The perpetual admonition of nature to us,
is, The world is
LE 1.167 15 By Latin and English poetry we were born
and bred in an
oratorio of praises of nature...
LE 1.169 2 That is morning...to become as large as
LE 1.169 20 [All men] serve nature for bread...
LE 1.170 5 ...[every man's] own conversation with
nature is still unsung.
LE 1.171 4 This starting, this warping of the best
literary works from the
adamant of nature, is especially observable in philosophy.
LE 1.171 24 ...the first observation you make, in the
sincere act of your
nature...may open a new view of nature and of man...
LE 1.171 25 ...the first observation you make...may
open a new view of
nature and of man...
LE 1.175 19 ...accept the hint...of spiritual emptiness
and waste which true
nature gives you...
LE 1.175 22 ...welcome falls the imprisoning rain,-dear
LE 1.180 26 ...when all tactics had come to an end then
[Napoleon]... availed himself of the mighty saltations of the most
formidable soldiers in
LE 1.184 7 ...out of this superior frankness and
charity you shall learn
higher secrets of your nature...
LE 1.186 9 Bend to the persuasion which is flowing to
you from every
object in nature...
LE 1.186 26 Make yourself necessary to the world, and
mankind will give
you bread...such as shall not take away your property...in art, in
MN 1.196 14 The new book says, I will give you the key
MN 1.196 27 In the absence of man, we turn to nature...
MN 1.197 2 In the divine order, intellect is primary;
MN 1.197 8 We can never be quite strangers or inferiors
MN 1.197 13 ...we can use nature as a convenient
MN 1.197 17 When man curses, nature still testifies to
truth and love.
MN 1.197 18 We may...safely study the mind in nature...
MN 1.197 24 ...it were some suitable paean if we should
this hour by exploring the method of nature.
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 7 The method of nature: who could ever analyze
MN 1.199 9 We can never surprise nature in a corner;...
MN 1.199 24 ...insane persons are those who...do not
flow with the course
MN 1.199 26 ...nature descends always from above.
MN 1.200 17 Away, profane philosopher! seekest thou in
nature the cause?
MN 1.201 2 Nature can only be conceived as existing to
a universal and not
to a particular end;...
MN 1.201 14 Nature knows neither palm nor oak, but only
MN 1.201 18 That no single end may be selected and
thereby, appears from this...
MN 1.203 8 ...total nature is growing like a field of
maize in July;...
MN 1.204 1 ...the spirit and peculiarity of that
impression nature makes on
us is this, that it does not exist to any one or to any number of
MN 1.204 10 With this conception of the genius or
method of nature, let us
go back to man.
MN 1.207 13 A link was wanting between two craving
parts of nature...
MN 1.208 10 Hereto was [a man] born...to do an office
which nature could
MN 1.212 1 Is it [man's] work in the world to study
nature, or the laws of
MN 1.212 3 Is [man's work in the world] for use? nature
MN 1.212 9 There is something social and intrusive in
the nature of all
MN 1.212 10 ...[all things] seek to penetrate and
overpower each the nature
of every other creature...
MN 1.213 2 These beautiful basilisks [the stars] set
their brute glorious
eyes on the eye of every child, and, if they can, cause their nature to
through his wondering eyes into him...
MN 1.213 6 ...man...must look at nature with a
MN 1.213 8 By piety alone, by conversing with the cause
of nature, is [man] safe and commands it.
MN 1.213 11 ...as the power or genius of nature is
ecstatic, so must its
science or the description of it be.
MN 1.214 6 ...because ecstasy is the law and cause of
nature, you cannot
interpret it in too high and deep a sense.
MN 1.214 7 Nature represents the best meaning of the
MN 1.217 12 Is [Love] not a certain admirable
wisdom...in which the
individual is no longer his own foolish master...and consults every
nature with tremulous interest?
MN 1.218 21 Nature is a mute...
MN 1.218 25 ...when Genius arrives...it has no
straining to describe, more
than there is straining in nature to exist.
MN 1.221 19 I draw from nature the lesson of an
MN 1.222 8 ...the solicitations of this spirit, as long
as there is life, are
never forborne. Tenderly, tenderly, they woo and court us from every
MN 1.222 18 The only way into nature is to enact our
MN 1.223 2 Who shall dare think he has come late into
the admirable stars of possibility...glittering...in the vast West?
MN 1.223 26 ...[these qualities]...hold the key to
MR 1.228 1 ...we ought to seek to establish ourselves
in such disciplines
and courses as will deserve that guidance and clearer communication
the spiritual nature.
MR 1.229 8 It is when your facts and persons grow
unreal and fantastic by
too much falsehood, that the scholar flies for refuge to the world of
ideas, and aims to recruit and replenish nature from that source.
MR 1.232 17 ...the general system of our trade...is not
dictated by the high
sentiments of human nature;
MR 1.233 15 ...all such ingenuous souls...who by the
law of their nature
must act simply, find these ways of trade unfit for them...
MR 1.235 5 ...we must begin to consider if it were not
the nobler part...to
put ourselves into primary relations with the soil and nature...
MR 1.237 12 Is it possible that I, who get indefinite
quantities of sugar...by
simply signing my name...to a cheque...get the fair share of exercise
faculties by that act which nature intended me...
MR 1.239 16 ...instead of...that mighty and prevailing
heart, which the
father had, whom nature loved and feared...we have now a puny,
MR 1.241 9 ...he only can become a master, who...by
real cunning extorts
from nature its sceptre.
MR 1.248 5 We are to revise the whole of our social
structure, the State, the school...and explore their foundations in our
MR 1.252 5 [Love] is...the panacea of nature.
MR 1.255 24 ...we have seen a few scattered up and down
in time for the
blessing of the world; men who have in the gravity of their nature a
which answers to the fly-wheel in a mill...
LT 1.259 20 Nature itself seems to propound to us this
topic, and to invite
us to explore the meaning of the conspicuous facts of the day.
LT 1.263 8 [Persons] are an incalculable energy which
other forces in nature...
LT 1.264 1 ...there is [no fact] that will not change
and pass away before a
person whose nature is broader than the person which the fact in
LT 1.266 6 Here is a Damascus blade, such as you may
nature in vain to parallel...
LT 1.268 16 ...this [conservative] class...blends
itself with the brute forces
LT 1.268 17 ...this [conservative] class...is
respectable only as nature is;...
LT 1.271 20 Nature, literature, science, childhood,
appear to us beautiful;...
LT 1.288 16 ...where but in that Thought through which
with absolute nature...shall we learn the Truth?
LT 1.289 6 To a true scholar the attraction of the
aspects of nature...is
simply the information they yield him of this supreme nature which
LT 1.289 8 To a true scholar the attraction of...the
passages of his
experience, is simply the information they yield him of this supreme
which lurks within all.
LT 1.290 22 ...we are bound on our entrance into nature
to speak for [reality].
Con 1.296 2 Such an irreconcilable antagonism [as that
Conservatism and Innovation]...must have a correspondent depth of seat
the human constitution. ... It is...the appearance in trifles of the
two poles of
Con 1.297 10 ...[Saturn] feared again; and nature
Con 1.299 13 ...[conservatism] distrusts nature;...
Con 1.299 26 Nature does not give the crown of its
approbation, namely, beauty, to any action or emblem or actor but to
one which combines both
these elements [Conservatism and Reform];...
Con 1.300 11 ...the superior beauty is with...the man
who has subsisted for
years amid the changes of nature, yet has distanced himself...
Con 1.300 15 Throughout nature the past combines in
every creature with
Con 1.301 1 In nature, each of these elements
[Conservatism and Reform] being always present, each theory has a
Con 1.301 8 If we read the world historically, we shall
say, Of all the ages... this is the best throw of the dice of nature
that has yet been, or that is yet
Con 1.301 14 ...this bifold fact [Conservatism and
Reform] lies thus united
in real nature...
Con 1.302 26 The reformer, the partisan, loses himself
in driving to the
utmost some specialty of right conduct, until his own nature and all
Con 1.303 9 We have all a certain intellection...of
reform existing in the
mind, which does not yet descend into the character, and those who
themselves blindly on this lose themselves. Whatever they attempt in
direction...reacts suicidally on the actor himself. This is the penalty
having transcended nature.
Con 1.303 20 ...[the existing world] has the
endorsement of nature...
Con 1.303 22 ...[the existing world] has...a long
friendship and cohabitation
with the powers of nature.
Con 1.305 12 ...you [reformers] are betrayed by your
Con 1.307 13 [The youth says] Nature has sufficiently
provided me with
rewards and sharp penalties, to bind me not to transgress.
Con 1.308 26 ...I feel called upon in behalf of
rational nature...to declare to
you my opinion that if the Earth is yours so also is it mine.
Con 1.317 21 Yonder peasant...carries a whole
revolution of man and
nature in his head...
Con 1.317 23 ...man is the end of nature;...
Con 1.324 16 Cannot I too descend a Redeemer into
Tran 1.330 5 ...the idealist contends that his way of
thinking is in higher
Tran 1.330 11 ...I, [the idealist] says, affirm...facts
which are of the same
nature as the faculty which reports them...
Tran 1.331 2 This [idealistic] manner of looking at
things transfers every
object in nature from an independent and anomalous position without
there, into the consciousness.
Tran 1.333 12 Nature, literature, history, are only
Tran 1.337 14 ...I have assurance in myself that in
pardoning these faults
according to the letter, man...sets the seal of his divine nature to
Tran 1.337 19 ...if there is...any presentiment, any
extravagance of faith, the spiritualist adopts it as most in nature.
Tran 1.338 6 ...all who by strong bias of nature have
leaned to the spiritual
side in doctrine, have stopped short of their goal.
Tran 1.339 1 Nature is transcendental...
Tran 1.343 1 ...[Transcendentalists] are not by nature
Tran 1.343 9 ...[Transcendentalists] will own that love
seems to them the
last and highest gift of nature;...
Tran 1.344 15 ...it seems as if this loneliness, and
not this love, would
prevail in [the Transcendentalists'] circumstances, because of the
extravagant demand they make on human nature.
Tran 1.344 27 The profound nature will have a savage
Tran 1.349 13 Few persons have any magnificence of
nature to inspire
Tran 1.355 22 [Transcendentalists] are lovers of nature
Tran 1.356 27 [The Transcendentalist] is braced-up and
of wit and frolic nature are quite out of the question;...
Tran 1.358 2 What is the privilege and nobility of our
nature but its
Tran 1.359 21 ...the thoughts which these few hermits
strove to proclaim... shall abide in beauty and strength, to reorganize
themselves in nature...
YA 1.365 16 Columbus alleged as a reason for seeking a
continent in the
West, that the harmony of nature required a great tract of land in the
YA 1.370 23 ...here shall laws and institutions exist
on some scale of
proportion to the majesty of nature.
YA 1.370 25 To men legislating for the area...somewhat
of the gravity of
nature will infuse itself into the code.
YA 1.372 4 That Genius has infused itself into nature.
YA 1.372 7 All the facts in any part of nature shall be
tabulated and the
results shall indicate the same security and benefit;...
YA 1.372 22 Remark the unceasing effort throughout
nature at somewhat
better than the actual creatures...
YA 1.372 24 Remark the unceasing effort throughout
nature at... amelioration in nature...
YA 1.386 20 We must have kings, and we must have
provides such in every society...
YA 1.389 22 Good nature is plentiful...
YA 1.395 5 This land...wants no ornament or privilege
which nature could
Hist 2.3 23 ...the limits of nature give power to but
one [law] at a time.
Hist 2.4 14 ...the air I breathe is drawn from the
great repositories of
Hist 2.5 15 Each new law and political movement has a
meaning for you. Stand before each of its tablets and say, Under this
mask did my Proteus
nature hide itself.
Hist 2.5 24 It is the universal nature which gives
worth to particular men
Hist 2.7 24 Praise is looked, homage tendered, love
flows, from mute
Hist 2.9 4 ...the purpose of nature, betrays itself in
the use we make of the
signal narrations of history.
Hist 2.10 17 Every law which the state enacts indicates
a fact in human
nature; that is all.
Hist 2.13 1 Upborne and surrounded as we are by this
all-creating nature... why should we be such hard pedants, and magnify
a few forms?
Hist 2.13 13 Genius watches the monad through all his
masks as he
performs the metempsychosis of nature.
Hist 2.13 19 Nature is a mutable cloud which is always
and never the same.
Hist 2.15 22 Nature is an endless combination and
repetition of a very few
Hist 2.15 26 Nature is full of a sublime family
likeness throughout her
Hist 2.16 22 ...by watching for a time [a child's]
motions and plays, the
painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at will in every
Hist 2.16 25 ...by watching for a time [a child's]
motions and plays, the
painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at will in every
attitude. So Roos entered into the inmost nature of a sheep.
Hist 2.17 10 ...a profound nature awakens in us by its
actions and words... the same power and beauty that a gallery of
sculpture or of pictures
Hist 2.19 6 ...the Greeks drew from nature when they
thunderbolt in the hand of Jove.
Hist 2.19 27 In these [Nubian Egypian] caverns, already
nature, the eye was accustomed to dwell on huge shapes and masses...
Hist 2.20 3 In these [Nubian Egypian] caverns, already
prepared by nature, the eye was accustomed to dwell on huge shapes and
masses, so that when
art came to the assistance of nature it could not move on a small scale
without degrading itself.
Hist 2.20 23 Nor can any lover of nature enter the old
piles of Oxford and
the English cathedrals, without feeling that the forest overpowered the
of the builder...
Hist 2.24 6 The Grecian state is the era of the bodily
Hist 2.24 7 The Grecian state is the era...of the
spiritual nature unfolded in
strict unity with the body.
Hist 2.26 17 I admire the love of nature in the
Hist 2.27 20 Rare, extravagant spirits come by us at
intervals, who disclose
to us new facts in nature.
Hist 2.31 19 ...in all [man's] weakness both his body
and his mind are
invigorated by habits of conversation with nature.
Hist 2.31 21 The power of music, the power of poetry,
to unfix and...clap
wings to solid nature, interprets the riddle of Orpheus.
Hist 2.34 4 The universal nature...sits on [the bard's]
neck and writes
through his hand;...
Hist 2.34 5 The universal nature, too strong for the
petty nature of the bard, sits on his neck and writes through his
Hist 2.36 1 ...[man] is also the correlative of nature.
Hist 2.36 11 ...out of the human heart go as it were
highways to the heart of
every object in nature...
Hist 2.37 11 One may say a gravitating solar system is
in the nature of Newton's mind.
Hist 2.38 14 ...in the light of these two facts,
namely, that the mind is One, and that nature is its correlative,
history is to be read and written.
Hist 2.38 20 [Each man] shall collect into a focus the
rays of nature.
Hist 2.40 24 Broader and deeper we must write our
annals...if we would
trulier express our central and wide-related nature...
Hist 2.41 1 ...the path of science and of letters is
not the way into nature.
Hist 2.41 4 The idiot, the Indian, the child and
unschooled farmer's boy
stand nearer to the light by which nature is to be read, than the
SR 2.46 19 The power which resides in [man] is new in
SR 2.48 1 What pretty oracles nature yields us on this
text in the face and
behavior of children, babes, and even brutes!
SR 2.48 26 The nonchalance of boys who...would disdain
as much as a lord
to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human
SR 2.50 24 No law can be sacred to me but that of my
SR 2.55 13 ...nature is not slow to equip us in the
prison-uniform of the
party to which we adhere.
SR 2.58 5 I suppose no man can violate his nature.
SR 2.60 27 Where [a true man] is, there is nature.
SR 2.63 26 What is the nature and power of that
SR 2.64 18 We first share the life by which things
exist and afterwards see
them as appearances in nature...
SR 2.66 2 It must be that when God speaketh he...should
scatter forth light, nature, time, souls, from the centre of the
SR 2.67 12 [The rose's] nature is satisfied and it
satisfies nature in all
SR 2.67 13 [The rose's] nature is satisfied and it
satisfies nature in all
SR 2.67 19 [Man] cannot be happy and strong until he
too lives with nature
in the present...
SR 2.69 9 Vast spaces of nature...are of no account.
SR 2.70 9 ...a man or a company of men, plastic and
principles, by the law of nature must overpower and ride all
SR 2.70 23 I see the same law working in nature for
SR 2.70 24 Power is, in nature, the essential measure
SR 2.70 24 Nature suffers nothing to remain in her
kingdoms which cannot
SR 2.71 12 Let...our docility to our own law
demonstrate the poverty of
nature and fortune beside our native riches.
SR 2.73 24 You will soon love what is dictated by your
nature as well as
SR 2.77 23 [Prayer as a means to effect a private end]
and not unity in nature and consciousness.
SR 2.78 2 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
heard throughout nature...
SR 2.84 5 ...the ear and the tongue are two organs of
SR 2.88 2 ...a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his
property, out of new
respect for his nature.
Comp 2.93 13 The documents...from which the doctrine
[of Compensation] is to be drawn...are the tools in our hands...the
nature and endowment of all
Comp 2.96 17 Polarity, or action and reaction, we meet
in every part of
Comp 2.97 4 An inevitable dualism bisects nature...
Comp 2.98 6 The same dualism underlies the nature and
condition of man.
Comp 2.101 3 Every thing in nature contains all the
powers of nature.
Comp 2.101 4 Every thing in nature contains all the
powers of nature.
Comp 2.103 1 Every act rewards itself...in a twofold
manner; first in the
thing, or in real nature; and secondly in the circumstance, or in
Comp 2.103 2 Every act rewards itself...in a twofold
manner; first in the
thing, or in real nature; and secondly in the circumstance, or in
Comp 2.104 21 [Men] think that to be great is to
possess one side of
nature,--the sweet, without the other side, the bitter.
Comp 2.107 14 ...in nature nothing can be given, all
things are sold.
Comp 2.110 3 Our action is overmastered and
characterized above our will
by the law of nature.
Comp 2.111 12 Whilst I stand in simple relations to my
fellow-man, I have
no displeasure in meeting him. We meet...as two currents of air mix,
perfect diffusion and interpenetration of nature.
Comp 2.112 6 Of the like nature [to Fear] is that
expectation of change
which instantly follows the suspension of our voluntary activity.
Comp 2.112 27 Has [a man] gained by borrowing, through
cunning, his neighbor's wares, or horses, or money? ... The transaction
remains in the memory of himself and his neighbor; and every new
transaction alters according to its nature their relation to each
Comp 2.113 16 Benefit is the end of nature.
Comp 2.113 21 In the order of nature we cannot render
benefits to those
from whom we receive them...
Comp 2.114 25 The cheat, the defaulter, the gambler,
cannot extort the
knowledge of material and moral nature which his honest care and pains
yield to the operative.
Comp 2.114 27 The law of nature is, Do the thing, and
you shall have the
Comp 2.115 14 ...the doctrine...that it is impossible
to get anything without
its price,--is not less sublime in the columns of a leger than...in the
action and reaction of nature.
Comp 2.115 24 The league between virtue and nature
engages all things to
assume a hostile front to vice.
Comp 2.116 12 The laws and substances of
nature...become penalties to the
Comp 2.116 19 The good man has absolute good, which
like fire turns
every thing to its own nature...
Comp 2.119 4 The nature and soul of things takes on
itself the guaranty of
the fulfilment of every contract...
Comp 2.119 14 The history of persecution is a history
of endeavors to
Comp 2.119 20 The mob is man voluntarily descending to
the nature of the
Comp 2.120 24 There is a deeper fact in the soul than
compensation, to wit, its own nature.
Comp 2.121 5 Being is the vast affirmative...swallowing
up all relations, parts and times within itself. Nature, truth, virtue,
are the influx from thence.
Comp 2.121 18 ...[the criminal]...does not come to a
crisis or judgment
anywhere in visible nature.
Comp 2.121 23 Inasmuch as [the criminal] carries the
malignity and the lie
with him he so far deceases from nature.
Comp 2.122 26 ...all the good of nature is the
Comp 2.123 17 In the nature of the soul is the
compensation for the
inequalities of condition.
Comp 2.123 19 The radical tragedy of nature seems to be
the distinction of
More and Less.
Comp 2.124 12 It is the nature of the soul to
appropriate all things.
Comp 2.124 21 The changes which break up at short
prosperity of men are advertisements of a nature whose law is growth.
SL 2.132 4 The intellectual life may be kept clean and
healthful if man will
live the life of nature...
SL 2.132 9 Let [a man] do and say what strictly belongs
to him, and...his
nature shall not yield him any intellectual obstructions and doubts.
SL 2.133 13 ...our moral nature is vitiated by any
interference of our will.
SL 2.133 17 ...the question is everywhere vexed when a
noble nature is
commended, whether the man is not better who strives with temptation.
SL 2.134 6 Not less conspicuous is the preponderance of
nature over will in
all practical life.
SL 2.134 10 We impute deep-laid far-sighted plans to
Napoleon; but the best of their power was in nature, not in them.
SL 2.135 12 We interfere with the optimism of
SL 2.135 17 The face of external nature teaches the
SL 2.135 18 Nature will not have us fret and fume.
SL 2.137 10 Let us draw a lesson from nature, which
always works by short
SL 2.137 22 He who sees moral nature out and out...is a
SL 2.137 24 The simplicity of nature is not that which
may easily be read...
SL 2.138 2 ...the perception of the inexhaustibleness
of nature is an
SL 2.138 3 The wild fertility of nature is felt in
comparing our rigid names
and reputations with our fluid consciousness.
SL 2.139 3 There is a soul at the centre of nature and
over the will of every
SL 2.139 6 [The soul] has so infused its strong
enchantment into nature that
we prosper when we accept its advice...
SL 2.143 20 Let [a man] regard no good as solid but
that which is in his
SL 2.145 5 Over all things that are agreeable to his
nature and genius the
man has the highest right.
SL 2.147 11 Not in nature but in man is all the beauty
and worth he sees.
SL 2.150 7 We can love nothing but nature.
SL 2.150 10 ...nearness or likeness of nature,--how
beautiful is the ease of
SL 2.150 18 ...a person of related mind, a brother or
sister by nature, comes
to us so softly and easily...that we feel as if some one was gone,
another having come;...
SL 2.155 17 [The things the great man did] are the
demonstrations in a few
particulars of the genius of nature;...
SL 2.155 26 By a divine necessity every fact in nature
is constrained to
offer its testimony.
SL 2.156 18 Dreadful limits are set in nature to the
powers of dissimulation.
SL 2.160 6 Virtue is the adherence in action to the
nature of things...
SL 2.160 7 Virtue is the adherence in action to the
nature of things and the
nature of things makes it prevalent.
SL 2.165 6 ...this under-estimate of our own
[possibilities], comes from a
neglect of the fact of an identical nature.
SL 2.165 13 ...the painter uses the conventional story
of the Virgin Mary, of Paul, of Peter. He does not therefore defer to
the nature of these
SL 2.166 11 ...lo! suddenly the great soul has
enshrined itself in some other
form and done some other deed, and that is now the flower and head of
Lov1 2.169 3 Nature...anticipates already a benevolence
which shall lose
all particular regards in its general light.
Lov1 2.169 14 The introduction to this felicity [of
Nature] is in a private
and tender relation of one to one, which...seizes on man at one
period...and... carries him with a new sympathy into nature...
Lov1 2.170 20 ...[love] is a fire that kindling its
first embers in the narrow
nook of a private bosom...glows and enlarges until it warms and
beams... and so lights up the whole world and all nature with its
Lov1 2.172 1 The strong bent of nature is seen in the
proportion which this
topic of personal relations usurps in the conversation of society.
Lov1 2.172 9 How we glow over these novels of passion,
when the story is
told with any spark of truth and nature!
Lov1 2.173 12 ...without any coquetry the happy,
affectionate nature of
woman flows out in this pretty gossip.
Lov1 2.174 7 ...the coldest philosopher cannot recount
the debt of the
young soul wandering here in nature to the power of love...
Lov1 2.174 9 ...the coldest philosopher cannot recount
the debt of the
young soul wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being
tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the
Lov1 2.175 6 ...no man ever forgot the visitations of
that power to his heart
and brain...which made the face of nature radiant with purple light...
Lov1 2.176 16 [Love] makes all things alive and
significant. Nature grows
Lov1 2.176 24 ...nature soothes and sympathizes [with
Lov1 2.177 21 The like force has the passion [of love]
over all [the lover's] nature.
Lov1 2.178 6 ...let us examine a little nearer the
nature of that influence [love] which is thus potent over the human
Lov1 2.179 17 [Beauty's] nature is like opaline
Lov1 2.183 15 Worst, when this sensualism intrudes into
the education of
young women, and withers the hope and affection of human nature...
Lov1 2.185 22 The union which is thus effected [by
love] and which adds a
new value to every atom in nature...is yet a temporary state.
Lov1 2.186 19 ...it is the nature and end of this
relation [love], that [lovers] should represent the human race to each
Lov1 2.188 2 ...nature and intellect and art emulate
each other in the gifts
and the melody they bring to the epithalamium.
Lov1 2.188 9 We are by nature observers, and thereby
Fdsp 2.195 11 I confess to an extreme tenderness of
nature on this point [of
Fdsp 2.195 26 [Our friend's] goodness seems better than
our goodness, his
Fdsp 2.197 26 The law of nature is alternation for
Fdsp 2.199 5 The laws of friendship are...of one web
with the laws of
nature and of morals.
Fdsp 2.201 15 ...after so many ages of experience, what
do we know of
nature or of ourselves?
Fdsp 2.201 21 ...the sweet sincerity of joy and peace
which I draw from
this alliance with my brother's soul is the nut itself whereof all
all thought is but the husk and shell.
Fdsp 2.203 18 No man would think...of putting [a man I
knew] off with any
chat of markets or reading-rooms. But every man was constrained by so
much sincerity to the like plaindealing, and what love of nature...he
did certainly show him.
Fdsp 2.204 6 A friend...is a sort of paradox in nature.
Fdsp 2.204 7 A friend...is a sort of paradox in nature.
I...who see nothing in
nature whose existence I can affirm with equal evidence to my own,
now the semblance of my being...reiterated in a foreign form;...
Fdsp 2.204 12 ...a friend may well be reckoned the
masterpiece of nature.
Fdsp 2.210 14 Should not the society of my friend be to
Fdsp 2.212 19 Late,--very late,--we perceive that...no
consuetudes or habits
of society would be of any avail to establish us in such relations with
noble] as we desire,--but solely the uprise of nature in us to the same
it is in them;...
Fdsp 2.213 23 [By persisting in your path] You...draw
to you...those rare
pilgrims whereof only one or two wander in nature at once...
Fdsp 2.214 2 Whatever correction of our popular views
we make from
insight, nature will be sure to bear us out in...
Prd1 2.223 6 Once in a long time, a man...sees and
enjoys the symbol
solidly...and lastly, whilst he pitches his tent on this sacred
volcanic isle of
nature, does not offer to build houses and barns thereon...
Prd1 2.224 18 ...our existence, thus apparently
attached in nature to the sun
and the returning moon and the periods which they mark...reads all its
primary lessons out of these books.
Prd1 2.224 25 Prudence does not go behind nature and
ask whence it is.
Prd1 2.226 12 ...wherever a wild date-tree grows,
nature has...spread a
table for [the islander's] morning meal.
Prd1 2.226 18 ...not one stroke can labor lay to
without some new
acquaintance with nature...
Prd1 2.226 19 ...nature is inexhaustibly significant...
Prd1 2.228 5 ...nature punishes any neglect of
Prd1 2.230 18 There is a certain fatal dislocation in
our relation to nature...
Prd1 2.230 25 We must...ask why health and beauty and
genius should now
be the exception rather than the rule of human nature?
Prd1 2.230 26 We do not know the properties of plants
and animals and the
laws of nature, through our sympathy with the same;...
Prd1 2.233 25 Is it not better that a man should accept
the first pains and
mortifications of this sort, which nature is not slack in sending him,
that he must expect no other good than the just fruit of his own labor
Prd1 2.235 15 ...every thing in nature, even motes and
feathers, go by law
and not by luck...
Prd1 2.236 12 Human nature loves no contradictions, but
Hsm1 2.246 8 Let not soft nature so transformed be,/
And lose her gentler
sexed humanity,/ to make me see my lord bleed. So, 't is well;/...
Hsm1 2.249 3 The violations of the laws of nature by
our predecessors and
our contemporaries are punished in us also.
Hsm1 2.249 13 ...war, plague, cholera, famine, indicate
a certain ferocity in
Hsm1 2.250 21 ...[heroism] is the extreme of individual
Hsm1. 2.252 15 What joys has kind nature provided for
us dear creatures!
Hsm1 2.257 22 ...art and nature...shall not be absent
from the chamber
where thou sittest.
Hsm1 2.258 14 The pictures which fill the imagination
in reading the
actions of Pericles...Hampden, teach us...that we, by the depth of our
living, should...act on principles that should interest man and nature
in the length
of our days.
Hsm1 2.259 15 [A woman] has a new and unattempted
problem to solve, perchance that of the happiest nature that ever
Hsm1 2.261 5 Has nature covenanted with me that I
should never appear to
Hsm1 2.264 4 Who does not sometimes...await with
the speedy term of his own conversation with finite nature?
OS 2.268 20 The Supreme Critic on the errors of the
past and the present... is that great nature in which we rest...
OS 2.270 15 If we consider what happens...in the
instructions of dreams, wherein often we see ourselves in
masquerade...we shall catch many hints
that will broaden and lighten into knowledge of the secret of nature.
OS 2.271 18 Of this pure nature every man is at some
OS 2.272 3 We lie open on one side to the deeps of
OS 2.272 8 The sovereignty of this nature whereof we
speak is made
known by its independency of those limitations which circumscribe us on
OS 2.273 26 ...we say...that a day of certain
political, moral, social reforms
is at hand, and the like, when we mean that in the nature of things one
the facts we contemplate is external and fugitive, and the other is
and connate with the soul.
OS 2.275 19 ...there is a kind of descent and
accommodation felt when we
leave speaking of moral nature to urge a virtue which it enjoins.
OS 2.276 23 I am certified of a common nature;...
OS 2.277 6 Childhood and youth see all the world in
[persons]. But the
larger experience of man discovers the identical nature appearing
OS 2.277 10 In all conversation between two persons
tacit reference is
made, as to a third party, to a common nature.
OS 2.277 11 In all conversation between two persons
tacit reference is
made, as to a third party, to a common nature. That third party or
nature is not social;...
OS 2.280 22 ...the soul's communication of truth is the
highest event in
OS 2.281 1 We distinguish the announcements of the
manifestations of its own nature, by the term Revelation.
OS 2.281 11 A thrill passes through all men...at the
performance of a great
action, which comes out of the heart of nature.
OS 2.282 20 The nature of these revelations is the
OS 2.284 17 It is...in the nature of man, that a veil
shuts down on the facts
OS 2.284 26 The only mode of obtaining an answer to
these questions of
the senses is to...accepting the tide of being which floats us into the
of nature, work and live...
OS 2.286 8 By virtue of this inevitable nature, private
will is overpowered...
OS 2.289 16 ...we...feel that the splendid works which
created...take no stronger hold of real nature than the shadow of a
traveller on the rock.
OS 2.292 3 [Simple souls] must always be a godsend to
princes, for they
confront them...and give a high nature the refreshment and satisfaction
OS 2.294 11 ...not a valve, not a wall, not an
intersection is there anywhere
OS 2.294 15 Let man then learn the revelation of all
nature and all thought
to his heart;...
OS 2.294 18 ...the sources of nature are in [man's] own
OS 2.296 17 [The soul]...feels that the grass grows and
the stone falls by a
law inferior to, and dependent on, its nature.
OS 2.296 24 [The soul saith] More and more the surges
nature enter into me...
Cir 2.299 1 Nature centres into balls/...
Cir 2.301 3 ...throughout nature this primary figure
[the circle] is repeated
Cir 2.301 5 St. Augustine described the nature of God
as a circle whose
centre was everywhere and its circumference nowhere.
Cir 2.301 15 ...there is no end in nature...
Cir 2.302 1 There are no fixtures in nature.
Cir 2.303 15 Nature looks provokingly stable and
Cir 2.305 9 ...the principle that seemed to explain
nature will itself be
included as one example of a bolder generalization.
Cir 2.307 3 I am God in nature;...
Cir 2.307 8 The sweet of nature is love;...
Cir 2.310 1 ...all nature is the rapid efflux of
goodness executing and
Cir 2.312 11 ...we see literature best from the midst
of wild nature...
Cir 2.314 1 ...we now and then detect in nature slight
apprise us that this surface on which we now stand is not fixed, but
Cir 2.316 11 ...that second man...asks himself Which
debt must I pay first... the debt of money, or the debt of thought to
mankind, of genius to nature?
Cir 2.318 2 I own I am gladdened by seeing the
predominance of the
saccharine principle throughout vegetable nature...
Cir 2.319 4 Nature abhors the old...
Cir 2.319 25 In nature every moment is new;...
Int 2.325 7 ...the intellect dissolves...the subtlest
unnamed relations of
nature in its resistless menstruum.
Int 2.326 17 Nature shows all things formed and bound.
Int 2.332 7 It seems as if the law of the intellect
resembled that law of
nature by which we now inspire, now expire the breath;...
Int 2.335 3 [The constructive intellect] is...the
marriage of thought with
Int 2.336 18 ...the power of picture or expression, in
the most enriched and
flowing nature, implies...a certain control over the spontaneous
Int 2.336 21 ...the power of picture or
control over the spontaneous states, without which no production is
possible. It is a conversion of all nature into the rhetoric of
Int 2.340 14 [The intellect] must have the same
wholeness which nature
Int 2.340 18 ...all the laws of nature may be read in
the smallest fact.
Int 2.340 24 We talk with accomplished persons who
appear to be strangers
Int 2.342 21 As long as I hear truth I...am not
conscious of any limits to my
Int 2.346 17 With a geometry of sunbeams the soul lays
the foundations of
Art1 2.351 10 The details, the prose of nature [the
painter] should omit...
Art1 2.351 17 ...[the painter] will come to value the
expression of nature
and not nature itself...
Art1 2.352 10 What is a man but a finer and compacter
landscape than the
horizon figures...and what is...his love of nature, but a still finer
Art1 2.355 8 ...every object has its roots in central
Art1 2.356 2 A squirrel leaping from bough to
bough...stands then and
there for nature.
Art1 2.356 9 From this succession of excellent objects
[of art] we learn at
last...the opulence of human nature...
Art1 2.357 6 ...then is my eye opened to the eternal
picture which nature
paints in the street...
Art1 2.358 15 In happy hours, nature appears to us one
Art1 2.359 2 The best of beauty is...a wonderful
expression through stone, or canvas, or musical sound, of the deepest
and simplest attributes of our
Art1 2.359 8 ...in the pictures of the Tuscan and
Venetian masters, the
highest charm is the universal language they speak. A confession of
nature...breathes from them all.
Art1 2.360 13 [The artist] need not cumber himself with
nature and culture...
Art1 2.363 20 Nothing less than the creation of man and
nature is [art's] end.
Art1 2.364 18 Nature transcends all our moods of
Art1 2.365 22 A true announcement of the law of
creation...would carry art
up into the kingdom of nature...
Art1 2.366 6 The old tragic Necessity,
which...furnishes the sole apology
for the intrusion of such anomalous figures [as Venuses and Cupids]
nature...no longer dignifies the chisel or the pencil.
Art1 2.366 22 ...this division of beauty from use, the
laws of nature do not
Art1 2.367 7 Now men do not see nature to be
Art1 2.367 18 ...[art] stands in the imagination as
somewhat contrary to
Art1 2.368 1 In nature, all is useful, all is
Art1 2.369 1 When its errands are noble and adequate, a
step of man into harmony with nature.
Pt1 3.1 8 A moody child and wildly wise/ Pursued the
game with joyful
eyes,/ .../ Through man, and woman, and sea, and star/ Saw the dance of
nature forward far;/...
Pt1 3.4 24 ...this hidden truth, that the fountains
whence all this river of
Time and its creatures floweth are intrinsically ideal and beautiful,
to the consideration of the nature and functions of the Poet, or the
Pt1 3.5 8 Nature enhances her beauty, to the eye of
loving men, from their
belief that the poet is beholding her shows at the same time.
Pt1 3.5 25 ...the great majority of men seem to
be...mutes, who cannot
report the conversation they have had with nature.
Pt1 3.6 5 Too feeble fall the impressions of nature on
us to make us artists.
Pt1 3.8 15 ...nature is as truly beautiful as it is
Pt1 3.10 2 ...it is not metres, but a metre-making
argument that makes a
poem,--a thought so passionate and alive that...it has an architecture
own, and adorns nature with a new thing.
Pt1 3.11 5 I had fancied that...nature had spent her
Pt1 3.12 8 That will reconcile me to life and renovate
nature, to see trifles
animated by a tendency...
Pt1 3.13 6 ...let us...observe how nature, by worthier
impulses, has insured
the poet's fidelity to his office of announcement and affirming...
Pt1 3.13 10 Nature offers all her creatures to [the
poet] as a picture-language.
Pt1 3.13 19 Things admit of being used as symbols
because nature is a
Pt1 3.15 3 ...every thing in nature answers to a moral
Pt1 3.15 12 ...if you please, every man is so far a
poet as to be susceptible
of these enchantments of nature;...
Pt1 3.15 15 Who loves nature? Who does not?
Pt1 3.15 26 ...[the coachman or the hunter] has no
definitions, but he is
commanded in nature by the living power which he feels to be there
Pt1 3.16 5 It is nature the symbol...which [the
coachman or the hunter] worships with coarse but sincere rites.
Pt1 3.16 6 It is nature the symbol, nature certifying
the supernatural...which [the coachman or the hunter] worships with
coarse but sincere rites.
Pt1 3.17 8 ...there is no fact in nature which does not
carry the whole sense
Pt1 3.17 9 ...there is no fact in nature which does not
carry the whole sense
Pt1 3.17 12 ...the distinctions which we make in events
and in affairs... disappear when nature is used as a symbol.
Pt1 3.18 24 ...the poet, who re-attaches things to
nature and the Whole... disposes very easily of the most disagreeable
Pt1 3.18 26 ...the poet, who re-attaches things to
nature and the Whole,--re-attaching
even artificial things and violation of nature, to nature, by a
deeper insight,--disposes very easily of the most disagreeable facts.
Pt1 3.19 7 Nature adopts [the factory-village and the
railway] very fast into
her vital circles...
Pt1 3.21 2 ...[the poet]...following with his eyes the
life, uses the forms
which express that life, and so his speech flows with the flowing of
Pt1 3.22 14 This expression or naming is not art, but a
Pt1 3.22 15 What we call nature is a certain
self-regulated motion or
Pt1 3.22 16 ...nature does all things by her own
Pt1 3.22 24 Nature, through all her kingdoms, insures
Pt1 3.24 6 ...nature has a higher end, in the
production of new individuals, than security, namely ascension...
Pt1 3.25 18 ...herein is the legitimation of criticism,
in the mind's faith that
the poems are a corrupt version of some text in nature with which they
ought to be made to tally.
Pt1 3.26 3 Why should not the symmetry and truth that
modulate these [aspects of nature], glide into our spirits, and we
participate the invention of
Pt1 3.26 13 A spy [things] will not suffer; a lover, a
poet, is the
transcendency of their own nature,--him they will suffer.
Pt1 3.26 21 ...beyond the energy of his possessed and
conscious intellect [every intellectual man] is capable of a new
energy...by abandonment to the
nature of things;...
Pt1 3.27 17 ...if in any manner we can stimulate this
instinct, new passages
are opened for us into nature;...
Pt1 3.28 21 ...never can any advantage be taken of
nature by a trick.
Pt1 3.29 10 We fill the hands and nurseries of our
children with all manner
of dolls, drums and horses; withdrawing their eyes from the plain face
sufficing objects of nature...which should be their toys.
Pt1 3.33 1 ...how mean to study, when an emotion
communicates to the
intellect the power to sap and upheave nature;...
Pt1 3.34 2 ...all books of the imagination endure, all
which ascend to that
truth that the writer sees nature beneath him, and uses it as his
Pt1 3.35 17 Swedenborg...stands eminently for the
translator of nature into
Pt1 3.35 22 Everything on which [Swedenborg's] eye
rests, obeys the
impulses of moral nature.
Pt1 3.37 3 He is the poet and shall draw us with love
and terror, who sees
through the flowing vest the firm nature, and can declare it.
Pt1 3.37 9 Time and nature yield us many gifts...
Pt1 3.40 4 What drops of all the sea of our science are
baled up! and by
what accident it is that these are exposed, when so many secrets sleep
Pt1 3.41 14 ...in nature the universal hours are
counted by succeeding tribes
of animals and plants...
Pt1 3.41 23 Thou [O poet] shalt lie close hid with
Exp 3.45 16 Ghostlike we glide through nature...
Exp 3.45 18 Did our birth fall in some fit of indigence
and frugality in
Exp 3.47 6 'T is the trick of nature thus to degrade
Exp 3.49 11 I grieve that grief can teach me nothing,
nor carry me one step
into real nature.
Exp 3.49 22 Nature does not like to be observed...
Exp 3.50 11 Nature and books belong to the eyes that
Exp 3.50 16 There are...only a few hours so serene that
we can relish nature
Exp 3.50 20 Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold
and defective nature?
Exp 3.54 14 On its own level, or in view of nature,
temperament is final.
Exp 3.55 7 This onward trick of nature is too strong
Exp 3.59 19 Nature hates peeping...
Exp 3.64 4 Nature, as we know her, is no saint.
Exp 3.66 3 ...nature causes each man's peculiarity to
Exp 3.66 14 You who see the artist, the orator, the
poet, too near...conclude
very reasonably that these arts are not for man, but are disease. Yet
will not bear you out.
Exp 3.66 15 You who see the artist, the orator, the
poet, too near...conclude
very reasonably that these arts are not for man, but are disease. Yet
will not bear you out. Irresistible nature made men such...
Exp 3.66 24 ...if one remembers how innocently he began
to be an artist, he
perceives that nature joined with his enemy.
Exp 3.68 7 Nature hates calculators;...
Exp 3.69 9 Nature will not spare us the smallest leaf
Exp 3.72 4 I am ready to die out of nature...
Exp 3.76 5 ...now, the rapaciousness of this new power,
which threatens to
absorb all things, engages us. Nature, art, persons, letters,
religions, objects, successively tumble in...
Exp 3.76 7 Nature and literature are subjective
Exp 3.77 4 The great and crescive self, rooted in
absolute nature, supplants
all relative existence...
Exp 3.82 4 In this our talking America we are ruined by
our good nature
and listening on all sides.
Exp 3.82 21 The man at [Apollo's] feet asks for his
interest in turmoils of
the earth, into which his nature cannot enter.
Chr1 3.92 18 Nature seems to authorize trade...
Chr1 3.95 11 [Character] is a natural power...and all
nature cooperates with
Chr1 3.96 1 Character is this moral order seen through
the medium of an
Chr1 3.96 7 With what quality is in him [a man] infuses
all nature that he
Chr1 3.97 3 Everything in nature is bipolar...
Chr1 3.101 2 In nature there are no false valuations.
Chr1 3.105 3 How death-cold is literary genius before
this fire of life [character]! These are the touches that...give [my
soul] eyes to pierce the
dark of nature.
Chr1 3.105 12 Character is nature in the highest form.
Chr1 3.106 6 ...nature advertises me in such
[nonconforming] persons that
in democratic America she will not be democratized.
Chr1 3.108 7 Nature never rhymes her children...
Chr1 3.111 19 ...when men shall meet as they ought,
each a benefactor...it
should be a festival of nature which all things announce.
Chr1 3.114 9 The ages have exulted in the manners of a
the pure quality of his nature, shed an epic splendor around the facts
Chr1 3.115 16 Nature is indulged by the presence of
this guest [the holy
Mrs1 3.124 26 ...only that plenteous nature is rightful
master which is the
complement of whatever person it converses with.
Mrs1 3.129 27 We sometimes meet men under some strong
influence...and feel that the moral sentiment rules man and nature.
Mrs1 3.130 19 The objects of fashion may be frivolous,
or fashion may be
objectless, but the nature of this union and selection can be neither
Mrs1 3.135 4 Does it not seem as if man was of a very
sly, elusive nature...
Mrs1 3.136 27 Let the incommunicable objects of nature
metaphysical isolation of man teach us independence.
Mrs1 3.139 6 Social in its nature, [the spirit of the
energetic class] respects
everything which tends to unite men.
Mrs1 3.139 17 ...being in its nature a convention,
[society] loves what is
Mrs1 3.149 1 Once or twice in a lifetime we are
permitted to enjoy the
charm of noble manners, in the presence of a man or woman who have no
bar in their nature...
Mrs1 3.149 7 A man is but a little thing in the midst
of the objects of
Mrs1 3.150 15 ...I confide so entirely in [woman's]
inspiring and musical
nature, that I believe only herself can show us how she shall be
Mrs1 3.152 3 ...the bias of [Lilla's] nature was not to
thought, but to
Mrs1 3.152 5 ...the bias of [Lilla's] nature was not to
thought, but to
sympathy, yet was she so perfect in her own nature as to meet
persons by the fulness of her heart...
Gts 3.159 19 These gay natures [flowers] contrast with
the somewhat stern
countenance of ordinary nature...
Gts 3.159 20 Nature does not cocker us;...
Nat2 3.169 5 There are days which occur in this
climate...when the air, the
heavenly bodies and the earth, make a harmony, as if nature would
Nat2 3.170 11 ...we see what majestic beauties daily
wrap us in their
bosom. How willingly we would...suffer nature to intrance us.
Nat2 3.170 27 How easily we might walk onward into the
landscape...until by degrees the recollection of home was crowded out
the mind, all memory obliterated by the tyranny of the present, and we
led in triumph by nature.
Nat2 3.171 20 There are all degrees of natural
influence, from these
quarantine powers of nature, up to her dearest and gravest
the imagination and the soul.
Nat2 3.171 26 We nestle in nature...
Nat2 3.174 1 Only as far as the masters of the world
have called in nature
to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence.
Nat2 3.174 23 When the rich tax the poor with servility
obsequiousness, they should consider the effect of men reputed to be
possessors of nature, on imaginative minds.
Nat2 3.175 25 The muse herself betrays her son [the
poor young poet], and
enhances the gifts of wealth and well-born beauty by a radiation out of
air, and clouds, and forests that skirt the road,--a certain haughty
favor, as if
from patrician genii to patricians, a kind of aristocracy in nature...
Nat2 3.176 20 Nature cannot be surprised in undress.
Nat2 3.176 24 ...it is very easy to outrun the sympathy
of readers on this
topic, which schoolmen called natura naturata, or nature passive.
Nat2 3.177 7 A dilettanteism in nature is barren and
Nat2 3.177 18 ...ordinarily...as soon as men begin to
write on nature, they
fall into euphuism.
Nat2 3.178 2 Nature is loved by what is best in us.
Nat2 3.178 6 ...the beauty of nature must always seem
unreal and mocking, until the landscape has human figures that are as
good as itself.
Nat2 3.178 10 If there were good men, there would never
be this rapture in
Nat2 3.178 16 The critics who complain of the sickly
separation of the
beauty of nature from the thing to be done, must consider that our
of the picturesque is inseparable from our protest against false
Nat2 3.178 20 ...nature is erect...
Nat2 3.178 24 By fault of our dulness and selfishness
we are looking up to
Nat2 3.178 24 ...when we are convalescent, nature will
look up to us.
Nat2 3.179 2 Nature may be as selfishly studied as
Nat2 3.179 14 ...let us not longer omit our homage to
the Efficient Nature... itself secret, its works driven before it in
flocks and multitudes (as the
ancients represented nature by Proteus, a shepherd,)...
Nat2 3.179 26 Geology has initiated us into the
secularity of nature...
Nat2 3.180 17 Motion or change and identity or rest are
the first and second
secrets of nature...
Nat2 3.180 27 ...so poor is nature with all her craft,
that from the beginning
to the end of the universe she has but one stuff...
Nat2 3.181 6 Nature is always consistent...
Nat2 3.182 21 The smoothest curled courtier in the
boudoirs of a palace has
an animal nature...
Nat2 3.183 2 Nature, who made the mason, made the
Nat2 3.183 17 Because the history of nature is
charactered in his brain, therefore is [man] the prophet and discoverer
of her secrets.
Nat2 3.183 23 A man does not tie his shoe without
recognizing laws which
bind the farthest regions of nature...
Nat2 3.184 17 Nature, meanwhile, had not waited for the
discussion, but, right or wrong, bestowed the impulse, and the balls
Nat2 3.185 1 Nature sends no creature, no man into the
adding a small excess of his proper quality.
Nat2 3.185 5 ...to every creature nature added a little
violence of direction
in its proper path...
Nat2 3.186 6 The child...delighted with every new
thing, lies down at night
overpowered by the fatigue which this day of continual pretty madness
incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled
Nat2 3.187 7 ...nature hides in [the lover's] happiness
her own end...
Nat2 3.187 15 ...each [man] has a vein of folly in his
sure of holding him hard to some one point which nature had taken to
Nat2 3.189 27 ...there is throughout nature something
Nat2 3.190 7 We are encamped in nature, not
Nat2 3.192 3 The appearance strikes the eye everywhere
of an aimless
society, of aimless nations. Were the ends of nature so great and
to exact this immense sacrifice of men?
Nat2 3.192 7 Quite analogous to the deceits in life,
there is...a similar effect
on the eye from the face of external nature.
Nat2 3.192 20 The pine-tree, the river, the bank of
flowers before [the poet] does not seem to be nature. Nature is still
Nat2 3.193 23 Are we tickled trout, and fools of
Nat2 3.193 26 To the intelligent, nature converts
itself into a vast promise...
Nat2 3.194 26 The uneasiness which the thought of our
helplessness in the
chain of causes occasions us, results from looking too much at one
condition of nature, namely, Motion.
Nat2 3.195 9 These [universal laws]...stand around us
in nature forever
Nat2 3.195 21 ...nature cannot be cheated;...
Nat2 3.196 1 ...the knowledge that we traverse the
whole scale of being, from the centre to the poles of nature...lends
that sublime lustre to death, which philosophy and religion have too
outwardly and literally striven to
express in the popular doctrine of the immortality of the soul.
Nat2 3.196 9 Nature is the incarnation of a thought...
Pol1 3.200 24 Nature is not democratic...
Pol1 3.201 24 Of persons, all have equal rights, in
virtue of being identical
Pol1 3.211 4 In the strife of ferocious parties, human
nature always finds
Pol1 3.212 16 Human nature expresses itself in [laws]
as in statues, or songs, or railroads;...
Pol1 3.213 14 The wise man [the community] cannot find
Pol1 3.213 27 Every man's nature is a sufficient
advertisement to him of
the character of his fellows.
Pol1 3.214 13 ...whenever I find my dominion over
myself not sufficient
for me, and undertake the direction of [my neighbor] also, I...come
false relations to him. ... Love and nature cannot maintain the
Pol1 3.218 19 This conspicuous chair is [senators' and
presidents'] compensation to themselves for being of a poor, cold, hard
Pol1 3.219 12 ...the nature of the revolution is not
affected by the vices of
Pol1 3.220 9 ...according to the order of nature...it
stands thus; there will
always be a government of force where men are selfish;...
Pol1 3.221 11 I do not call to mind a single human
being who has steadily
denied the authority of the laws, on the simple ground of his own moral
Pol1 3.221 18 Not the less does nature continue to fill
the heart of youth
with suggestions of this enthusiasm...
NR 3.225 2 ...a man is only a relative and
NR 3.226 5 ...that which we inferred from [men's]
nature and inception, they will not do.
NR 3.226 6 ...that which we inferred from [men's]
nature and inception, they will not do. That is in nature, but not in
NR 3.231 16 ...morning and night, solstice and equinox,
geometry, astronomy and all the lovely accidents of nature play through
[the day-laborer's] mind.
NR 3.233 15 'T is not Proclus, but a piece of nature
and fate that I explore.
NR 3.233 22 ...it was easy [at Handel's Messiah] to
observe what efforts
nature was making, through so many hoarse, wooden and imperfect
persons, to produce beautiful voices...
NR 3.233 26 The genius of nature was paramount at the
NR 3.236 7 Nature will not be Buddhist...
NR 3.238 10 ...Nature has her maligners, as if she were
NR 3.242 9 After taxing Goethe as a courtier...I took
up this book of
Helena, and found him...a piece of pure nature...
NR 3.242 22 Nature keeps herself whole and her
representation complete in
the experience of each mind.
NR 3.243 6 ...according to our nature [things and
persons] act on us not at
once but in succession...
NR 3.244 18 ...let us...infer the genius of nature from
the best particulars
with a becoming charity.
NR 3.244 21 Love shows me the opulence of nature...
NR 3.245 20 ...nature secures [every man] as an
instrument by self-conceit...
NR 3.245 25 ...each man's genius being nearly and
affectionately explored, he is justified in his individuality, as his
nature is found to be immense;...
NER 3.252 24 [Other reformers] attacked the system of
agriculture, the use
of animal manures in farming, and the tyranny of man over brute
NER 3.257 10 The popular education has been taxed with
a want of truth
NER 3.274 9 [Souls of great vigor] feel the poverty at
the bottom of all the
seeming affluence of the world. They...conceive a disgust at the
NER 3.278 16 There is no pure lie, no pure malignity in
NER 3.283 16 [The Law] rewards actions after their
UGM 4.3 9 Nature seems to exist for the excellent.
UGM 4.5 24 The stronger the nature, the more it is
UGM 4.6 22 He is great who is what he is from nature...
UGM 4.8 9 The aid we have from others is mechanical
compared with the
discoveries of nature in us.
UGM 4.8 24 ...each man converts some raw material in
nature to human
UGM 4.9 4 Each man is by secret liking connected with
some district of
UGM 4.9 9 A man is a centre for nature...
UGM 4.10 7 ...a sober grace adheres to the mineral and
botanic kingdoms, which, in the highest moments, comes up as the charm
UGM 4.11 21 The reason why [man] knows about [things]
is that he is of
them; he has just come out of nature, or from being a part of that
UGM 4.12 1 Unpublished nature will have its whole
UGM 4.19 6 ...[a wise man] would...calm us with
assurances that we could
not be cheated; as every one would discern the checks and guaranties of
condition. The rich would see their mistakes and poverty, the poor
escapes and their resources. But nature brings all this about in due
UGM 4.19 13 Rotation is the law of nature.
UGM 4.19 14 When nature removes a great man, people
horizon for a successor;...
UGM 4.20 9 These [leaders and law-givers] teach us the
UGM 4.20 24 With each new mind, a new secret of nature
UGM 4.23 24 Nature never spares the opium or
UGM 4.25 22 Nature abhors these complaisances which
threaten to melt
the world into a lump...
UGM 4.26 16 The great, or such as hold of nature...are
saviors from these
UGM 4.26 25 ...we feed on genius...and exult in the
depth of nature in that
direction in which he leads us.
UGM 4.28 5 It seems as if the Deity dressed each soul
which he sends into
nature in certain virtues and powers not communicable to other men...
UGM 4.28 18 ...nature wishes every thing to remain
UGM 4.30 18 The thoughtful youth laments the
superfoetation of nature.
UGM 4.32 13 Nature never sends a great man into the
confiding the secret to another soul.
UGM 4.35 7 The destiny of organized nature is
PPh 4.45 19 How Plato came thus to be Europe, and
almost literature, is the problem for us to solve. This could not have
happened without a...man, able to honor, at the same time, the ideal,
of the mind, and fate, or the order of nature.
PPh 4.50 4 What is the great end of all [said Krishna],
you shall now learn
from me. It is soul...pervading, uniform, perfect, preeminent over
PPh 4.50 14 ...the nature of the Great Spirit is
single, though its forms be
manifold [said Krishna]...
PPh 4.51 6 That which the soul seeks is...liberation
PPh 4.51 11 ...[diversity] is the power of nature.
PPh 4.51 11 Nature is the manifold.
PPh 4.51 13 Nature opens and creates.
PPh 4.54 23 The wonderful synthesis so familiar in
nature;...was now also
transferred entire to the consciousness of a man [Plato].
PPh 4.56 20 To the study of nature [Plato]...prefixes
the dogma, Let us
declare the cause which led the Supreme Ordainer to produce and compose
PPh 4.63 15 I announce the good of being
interpenetrated by the mind that
PPh 4.63 16 I announce the good of being
interpenetrated by the mind that
made nature: this benefit, namely, that it can understand nature, which
made and maketh.
PPh 4.63 17 Nature is good, but the intellect is
PPh 4.65 27 [Plato] said, Culture; but he first
admitted its basis, and gave
immeasurably the first place to advantages of nature.
PPh 4.66 18 A happier example of the stress laid on
nature [by Plato] is in
the dialogue with the young Theages...
PPh 4.69 1 You will have, for one of the sections of
the visible world, images, that is, both shadows and reflections;--for
the other section, the
objects of these images, that is, plants, animals, and the works of art
PPh 4.71 4 Socrates, a man...of a personal homeliness
so remarkable as to
be a cause of wit in others:--the rather that his broad good nature and
exquisite taste for a joke invited the sally...
PPh 4.76 14 ...[Plato's] writings have not...the vital
sermons of unlettered Arabs and Jews possess. There is an interval; and
cohesion, contact is necessary. I know not what can be said in reply to
criticism but that we have come to a fact in the nature of things: an
not an orange.
PPh 4.77 11 [Plato's Platonism] shall be the world
passed through the mind
of Plato,--nothing less. Every atom shall have the Platonic tinge;
atom, every relation or quality you knew before, you shall know again
find here, but now ordered; not nature, but art.
PPh 4.77 26 ...the bitten world holds the biter fast by
his own teeth. There
he perishes: unconquered nature lives on and forgets him.
PPh 4.78 1 In view of eternal nature, Plato turns out
of be philosophical
PPh 4.78 9 ...admirable texts can be quoted on both
sides of every great
question from [Plato]. These things we are forced to say if we must
consider the effort of Plato or of any philosopher to dispose of
nature,-- which will not be disposed of.
PPh 4.78 18 The way to know [Plato] is to compare him,
not with nature, but with other men.
PNR 4.80 19 It seems as if nature, in regarding the
geologic night behind
her, when, in five or six millenniums, she had turned out five or six
Homer, Phidias, Menu and Columbus, was no wise discontented with the
PNR 4.82 9 In ascribing to Plato the merit of
announcing [the expansions
of facts], we only say, Here was a more complete man, who could apply
nature the whole scale of the senses, the understanding and the reason.
PNR 4.82 18 Everywhere [Plato] stands on a path
continuously round the universe. Therefore every word becomes an
exponent of nature.
PNR 4.82 22 Whatever [Plato] looks upon discloses a
second sense, and
ulterior senses. His perception of the generation of contraries, of
of life and life out of death,--that law by which, in nature,
PNR 4.84 9 Plato affirms...that the order or proceeding
of nature was from
the mind to the body...
PNR 4.86 20 [Plato]...descended into detail with a
courage like that he
witnessed in nature.
PNR 4.86 24 [Plato] domesticates the soul in nature...
PNR 4.87 2 The names of things, too, [to Plato] are
fatal, following the
nature of things.
PNR 4.87 15 ...this well-bred, all-knowing Greek
geometer [Plato]... marries the two parts of nature.
PNR 4.88 8 Shakspeare is a Platonist when he
writes,--Nature is made
better by no mean,/ But nature makes that mean/...
PNR 4.88 9 Shakspeare is a Platonist when he
writes,--Nature is made
better by no mean,/ But nature makes that mean/...
PNR 4.89 16 It was a high scheme, his absolute privilege
for the best...as
the premium which [Plato] would set on grandeur. There shall be exempts
of two kinds:...secondly, those who by eminence of nature and desert
out of reach of your rewards.
SwM 4.95 7 The Koran makes a distinct class of those
who are by nature
SwM 4.95 16 The privilege of this caste [the saints] is
an access to the
secrets and structure of nature by some higher method than by
SwM 4.96 12 ...all things in nature being linked and
hinders but that any man who has recalled to mind...one thing only,
of himself recover all his ancient knowledge...
SwM 4.102 22 A colossal soul,
[Swedenborg]...suggests...that a certain... quasi omnipresence of the
human soul in nature, is possible.
SwM 4.102 23 [Swedenborg's] superb speculation, as from
a tower, over
nature and arts...almost realizes his own picture...of the original
SwM 4.103 15 Our books are false by being fragmentary:
are...childish expressions of surprise or pleasure in nature;...
SwM 4.103 17 Our books are false by being fragmentary:
are...childish expressions of surprise or pleasure in nature; or,
a brief notoriety to their petulance, or aversion from the order of
SwM 4.103 18 Our books are false by being fragmentary:
are...childish expressions of surprise or pleasure in nature; or,
a brief notoriety to their petulance, or aversion from the order of
nature;-- being some curiosity or oddity, designedly not in harmony
SwM 4.104 9 The robust Aristotelian method...opening,
by its terminology
and definition, high roads into nature, had trained a race of athletic
SwM 4.104 15 ...Descartes...had filled Europe with the
leading thought of
vortical motion, as the secret of nature.
SwM 4.104 20 Malpighi...had given emphasis to the dogma
works in leasts...
SwM 4.104 27 ...Linnaeus, [Swedenborg's] contemporary,
was affirming... that Nature is always like herself...
SwM 4.105 16 ...the proximity of these geniuses, one or
other of whom had
introduced all his leading ideas, makes Swedenborg another example of
difficulty...of proving...the first birth and annunciation of one of
the laws of
SwM 4.106 14 The thoughts in which [Swedenborg] lived
universality of each law in nature; the Platonic doctrine of the scale
SwM 4.106 19 The thoughts in which [Swedenborg] lived
universality of each law in nature;...the centrality of man in
SwM 4.107 10 In the old aphorism, nature is always
SwM 4.107 18 In the animal, nature makes a vertebra, or
a spine of
SwM 4.108 17 Within [the skull], on a higher plane, all
that was done in
the trunk repeats itself. Nature recites her lesson once more in a
SwM 4.109 6 ...in nature is no end...
SwM 4.110 9 ...the circles of intellect relate to those
of the heavens. Each
law of nature has the like universality;...
SwM 4.110 13 These grand rhymes or returns in
prophetic eye of Swedenborg;...
SwM 4.112 5 [Swedenborg] saw nature wreathing through
SwM 4.112 18 [Swedenborg] knows, if he only, the
flowing of nature...
SwM 4.112 22 Few knew as much about nature and her
subtle manners [as
SwM 4.112 25 [Swedenborg] thought as large a demand is
made on our
faith by nature, as by miracles.
SwM 4.114 4 The ancient doctrine of Hippocrates, that
the brain is a gland; and of Leucippus, that the atom may be known by
the mass;...and which
Malpighi had summed in his maxim that nature exists entire in
favorite thought of Swedenborg.
SwM 4.115 5 The hardihood and thoroughness of
[Swedenborg's] study of
nature required a theory of forms also.
SwM 4.116 3 ...In our doctrine of Representations and
Correspondences [says Swedenborg] we shall treat...of the astonishing
things which occur... throughout nature...
SwM 4.117 2 Lord Bacon had found that truth and nature
differed only as
seal and print;...
SwM 4.119 4 To a right perception...of the order of
nature, [Swedenborg] added the comprehension of the moral laws in their
widest social aspects;...
SwM 4.121 1 [Swedenborg's] perception of nature is not
SwM 4.121 9 In nature, each individual symbol plays
SwM 4.121 16 Nature avenges herself speedily on the
hard pedantry that
would chain her waves.
SwM 4.121 22 [Swedenborg's] theological bias thus
fatally narrowed his
interpretation of nature...
SwM 4.122 7 To the withered traditional
church...[Swedenborg] let in
SwM 4.123 11 [Swedenborg] is superfluously explanatory,
and his feeling
of the ignorance of men, strangely exaggerated. Men take truths of this
nature very fast.
SwM 4.126 14 [Swedenborg] delivers golden sayings which
singular beauty the ethical laws;...Ends always ascend as nature
SwM 4.127 14 The book [Swedenborg's Conjugal Love] had
been grand if
the Hebraism had been omitted and the law stated...with that scope for
ascension of state which the nature of things requires.
SwM 4.128 10 Do you love me? means [to Swedenborg], Do
you see the
same truth? If you do, we are happy with the same happiness: but
one of us passes into the perception of new truth;--we are divorced,
tension in nature can hold us to each other.
SwM 4.128 22 ...we pity those who can forego the
magnificence of nature
for candle-light and cards.
SwM 4.134 8 The thousand-fold relation of men is not
Swedenborg's system of the world]. The interest that attaches in nature
each man, because he is right by his wrong, and wrong by his right;....
SwM 4.136 25 The Lutheran bishop's son, for whom the
opened, so that he...utters again in his books...the indisputable
moral nature...remains the Lutheran bishop's son;...
SwM 4.141 1 We should have listened on our knees to any
favorite, who... could hint to human ears the scenery and circumstance
of the newly parted
soul. But it is certain that it must tally with what is best in nature.
SwM 4.141 10 Melodious poets shall be hoarse as street
ballads when once
the penetrating key-note of nature and spirit is sounded...
SwM 4.143 7 It is the best sign of a great nature that
it opens a foreground...
SwM 4.143 12 Some minds are for ever restrained from
SwM 4.143 15 ...[Swedenborg] could never break the
umbilical cord which
held him to nature...
SwM 4.144 26 [Swedenborg] elected goodness as the clue
to which the
soul must cling in all this labyrinth of nature.
SwM 4.145 15 I think of [Swedenborg] as of some
transmigrating votary of
Indian legend, who says Though I be dog, or jackal, or pismire, in the
rudiments of nature, under what integument or ferocity, I cleave to
the sure ladder that leads up to man and to God.
SwM 4.145 23 By the science of experiment and use,
his first steps: he observed and published the laws of nature;...
SwM 4.146 9 ...if [Swedenborg] staggered under the
trance of delight, the
more excellent is the spectacle he saw, the realities of being which
and blaze through him...and he renders a second passive service to
men... and, in the retributions of spiritual nature, not less glorious
or less beautiful
MoS 4.150 2 Each man is born with a predisposition to
one or the other of
these sides of nature [Sensation or Morals];...
MoS 4.151 1 In powerful moments, [the genius's] thought
has dissolved the
works of art and nature into their causes...
MoS 4.154 21 I knew a philosopher of this kidney who
briefly to sum up his experience of human nature in saying, Mankind is
MoS 4.157 1 [The skeptic says] Of what use to take the
chair and glibly
rattle off theories of society, religion and nature, when I know that
objections lie in the way, insurmountable by me and by my mates?
MoS 4.161 3 Adaptiveness is the peculiarity of human
MoS 4.161 8 The wise skeptic wishes to have a near view
of...what is best
in the planet; art and nature, places and events;...
MoS 4.171 1 One man appears whose nature is to all
conserving and constructive;...
MoS 4.171 23 Every superior mind...will know how to
avail himself of the
checks and balances in nature...
MoS 4.177 7 Fate, in the shape of Kinde or nature,
grows over us like grass.
MoS 4.180 4 ...shall we, because a good nature inclines
us to virtue's side, say, There are no doubts...
MoS 4.181 6 Others there are to whom the heaven is
brass, and it shuts
down to the surface of the earth. It is a question of temperament, or
or less immersion in nature.
MoS 4.182 9 the people's questions are not [the
methods are not his; and against all the dictates of good nature he is
to say he has no pleasure in them.
MoS 4.183 15 A man of thought must feel the thought
that is parent of the
universe; that the masses of nature do undulate and flow.
MoS 4.185 3 The expansive nature of truth comes to our
ShP 4.211 17 ...[Shakespeare] knew the laws of
repression which make the
police of nature...
ShP 4.213 3 ...[Shakespeare] is strong, as nature is
ShP 4.217 22 Are the agents of nature, and the power to
understand them, worth no more than a street serenade...
NMW 4.230 23 Nature must have far the greatest share in
every success, and so in [Bonaparte's].
NMW 4.231 11 [Bonaparte] respected the power of nature
NMW 4.231 14 [Bonaparte] respected the power of nature
and fortune, and
ascribed to it his superiority, instead of valuing himself...on his
opinionativeness, and waging war with nature.
NMW 4.237 14 My ambition, [Napoleon] says, was great,
but was of a
NMW 4.239 10 To these gifts of nature, Napoleon added
the advantage of
having been born to a private and humble fortune.
NMW 4.258 13 It was the nature of things...which
baulked and ruined [Napoleon];...
GoW 4.261 8 Nature will be reported.
GoW 4.262 1 In nature, this self-registration is
GoW 4.262 4 ...nature strives upward;...
GoW 4.264 1 Nature conspires.
GoW 4.264 9 This striving after imitative
expression...is significant of the
aim of nature...
GoW 4.264 10 ...nature has more splendid endowments for
those whom she
elects to a superior office;...
GoW 4.264 16 Nature has dearly at heart the formation
of the speculative
man, or scholar.
GoW 4.268 4 ...great action must draw on the spiritual
GoW 4.271 16 Goethe was the philosopher of this
[modern] multiplicity;... a manly mind...easily able by his
subtlety...to draw his strength from
GoW 4.274 21 [Goethe] has said the best things about
nature that ever were
GoW 4.274 22 [Goethe] treats nature as the old
GoW 4.275 1 [Goethe] has contributed a key to many
parts of nature...
GoW 4.280 2 Nature and character assist [Wilhelm
Meister's passage from
democrat to the aristocracy]...
GoW 4.280 10 The ardent and holy Novalis characterized
the book [Goethe's Wilhelm Meister] as thoroughly modern and prosaic;
romantic is completely levelled in it; so is the poetry of nature; the
GoW 4.284 12 [Goethe] has no aims less large than the
GoW 4.289 17 I join Napoleon with [Goethe], as being
of the impatience and reaction of nature against the morgue of
ET3 5.34 5 Alfieri thought Italy and England the only
living in;...the latter because art conquers nature...
ET3 5.42 21 Fontenelle thought that nature had
sometimes a little
ET4 5.49 10 'T is said that the views of nature held by
determine all their institutions.
ET4 5.49 21 ...all our historical period is a point to
the duration in which
nature has wrought.
ET4 5.50 13 ...nature loves inoculation.
ET4 5.55 11 [The Celts] planted Britain, and gave to
the seas and
mountains names which...imitate the pure voices of nature.
ET4 5.62 26 The nation [England] has a tough, acrid,
ET4 5.68 5 Lord Collingwood, [Nelson's] comrade, was of
a nature the
most affectionate and domestic.
ET4 5.70 8 [The English] think...that manly exercises
are the foundation of
that elevation of mind which gives one nature ascendant over
ET4 5.71 2 The more vigorous [Englishmen] run out of
Africa and Australia, to hunt with fury...all the game that is in
ET4 5.71 15 Men of animal nature rely, like animals, on
ET5 5.79 19 ...[Kenelm Digby] propounds, that
syllogisms do breed, or
rather are all the variety of man's life. ... Man, as he is man, doth
else but weave such chains. Whatsoever he doth, swarving from this
work, he doth as deficient from the nature of man;...
ET5 5.80 15 ...[the English] have a supreme eye to
facts, and theirs is...the
logic of cooks, carpenters and chemists, following the sequence of
ET6 5.104 19 [The Englishman] has that aplomb which
results from a good
adjustment of the moral and physical nature...
ET6 5.108 16 ...nothing [can be] more firm and based in
sentiment than the courtship and mutual carriage of the sexes [in
ET6 5.108 21 The sentiment of Imogen in Cymbeline is
ET6 5.111 10 Bacon told [the English], Time was the
Wellington, that habit was ten times nature.
ET7 5.117 2 Nature has endowed some animals with
ET8 5.130 12 [Englishmen's] habits and instincts cleave
ET8 5.136 3 Great men, said Aristotle, are always of a
ET9 5.147 8 ...I am afraid that English nature is so
rank and aggressive as
to be a little incompatible with every other.
ET9 5.148 4 ...nature makes nothing in vain...
ET9 5.151 23 Nature and destiny are always on the watch
for our follies.
ET9 5.151 25 Nature trips us up when we strut;...
ET10 5.166 12 The cause and spring of [England's
wealth] is the wealth of
temperament in the people. The wonder of Britain is this plenteous
ET11 5.185 22 The English nobles are high-spirited,
active, educated men... who...have seen every secret of art and
ET12 5.200 12 It is a curious proof of the English use
and wont, or of their
good nature, that these young men [at Oxford] are locked up every night
ET12 5.207 7 The English nature takes culture kindly.
ET12 5.207 11 [The Englishman]...unless of an impulsive
indisposed from writing or speaking, by the fulness of his mind...
ET13 5.226 3 ...[the religious element] is in its
ET14 5.237 5 ...nature, to pique the more, sometimes
works up deformities
into beauty in some rare Aspasia or Cleopatra...
ET14 5.241 4 Plato had signified the same sense, when
he said, All the
great arts require a subtle and speculative research into the law of
ET14 5.242 7 In England these [generalizations]...do
all have a kind of
filial retrospect to Plato and the Greeks. Of this kind is...Doctor
Clarke's argument for theism from the nature of space and time;...
ET14 5.253 5 I fear the same fault [lack of
inspiration] lies in [English] science, since they have known how to
make it repulsive and bereave
nature of its charm;...
ET14 5.253 9 The eye of the naturalist must have a
scope like nature itself...
ET14 5.255 17 In the absence...of the pure love of
knowledge and the
surrender to nature, there is [in England] the suppression of the
ET14 5.257 6 [Wordsworth] had no master but nature and
ET14 5.258 12 A stanza of the song of nature the
Oxonian has no ear for...
ET16 5.288 14 There, I thought, in America, lies nature
sleeping, overgrowing, almost conscious...
ET18 5.302 18 ...the wealth of the source is seen in
the plenitude of English
F 6.8 10 ...the forms of the shark...the weapons of the
grampus...are hints of
ferocity in the interiors of nature.
F 6.12 4 Now and then one has a new cell or camarilla
opened in his brain... which skill nowise alters rank in the scale of
F 6.13 19 [Conservatives] have been effeminated by
position or nature...
F 6.15 5 Nature is the tyrannous circumstance...
F 6.16 19 Nature respects race, and not hybrids.
F 6.20 3 The element running through entire nature,
which we popularly
call Fate, is known to us as limitation.
F 6.22 11 Man is not order of nature...
F 6.22 25 On one side elemental order...and on the
other part thought, the
spirit which composes and decomposes nature...
F 6.24 6 The right use of Fate is to bring up our
conduct to the loftiness of
F 6.24 10 Let [man]...show his lordship by manners and
deeds on the scale
F 6.30 5 The one serious and formidable thing in nature
is a will.
F 6.32 15 Cold and sea will train an imperial Saxon
race, which nature
cannot bear to lose...
F 6.36 21 This knot of nature is so well tied that
nobody was ever cunning
enough to find the two ends.
F 6.36 22 Nature is intricate, overlapped, interweaved
F 6.38 9 Nature is no spendthrift...
F 6.38 12 ...nature makes every creature do its own
F 6.40 26 Nature magically suits the man to his
F 6.45 20 A strong, astringent, bilious nature has more
than the slugs and moths that fret my leaves.
F 6.47 10 A man must ride alternately on the horses of
his private and his
F 6.47 27 ...by the cunning co-presence of two
elements, which is
throughout nature, whatever lames or paralyzes you draws in with it the
F 6.48 7 Let us build altars to the Blessed Unity which
holds nature and
souls in perfect solution...
F 6.49 3 If in the least particular one could derange
the order of nature,- who would accept the gift of life?
F 6.49 25 Let us build...to the Necessity which rudely
or softly educates [man] to the perception...that Law rules throughout
existence; a Law
Pow 6.53 8 ...if there be such a tie that wherever the
mind of man goes, nature will accompany him, perhaps there are men
whose magnetisms are
of that force to draw material and elemental powers...
Pow 6.54 1 A cultivated man...is the end to which
Pow 6.56 10 All power is...a sharing of the nature of
Pow 6.56 12 The mind that is parallel with the laws of
nature will be in the
current of events and strong with their strength.
Pow 6.61 27 Personal power, freedom, and the resources
of nature strain
every faculty of every citizen.
Pow 6.64 19 In politics...red republicanism in the
father is a spasm of
nature to engender an intolerable tyrant in the next age.
Pow 6.65 1 ...the 'bruisers,' who have run the gauntlet
of caucus and tavern
through the county or the state,--have their own vices, but they have
good nature of strength and courage.
Pow 6.71 5 Everything good in nature and the world is
in that moment of
transition [from savagery to civility]...
Pow 6.71 7 Everything good in nature and the world is
in that moment of
transition, when the swarthy juices still flow plentifully from nature,
their astringency or acridity is got out by ethics and humanity.
Pow 6.74 21 [Many an artist] is up to nature and the
First Cause in his
Pow 6.79 4 More are made good by exercitation than by
Pow 6.79 5 The friction in nature is so enormous that
we cannot spare any
Wth 6.85 18 Wealth has its source in applications of
the mind to nature...
Wth 6.86 5 Wealth is in applications of mind to
Wth 6.88 2 ...here we must recite the iron law which
nature thunders in
these northern climates.
Wth 6.88 26 [A man]...is tempted out by his appetites
and fancies to the
conquest of this and that piece of nature, until he finds his
well-being in the
use of his planet...
Wth 6.89 13 The same correspondence that is between
thirst in the stomach
and water in the spring, exists between the whole of man and the whole
Wth 6.90 7 ...[the human being] is successful, or his
education is carried on
just so far, as is the marriage of his faculties with nature...
Wth 6.93 8 Men of sense esteem wealth to be the
assimilation of nature to
Wth 6.94 15 ...the supply in nature of
railroad-presidents, copper-miners... is limited by the same law which
keeps the proportion in the supply of
carbon, of alum, and of hydrogen.
Wth 6.95 26 I have never seen a man...with an adequate
Wth 6.96 7 Men are urged by their ideas to acquire the
Wth 6.97 19 ...how to give all access to the
masterpieces of art and nature, is the problem of civilization.
Wth 6.99 18 Man was born to be rich, or inevitably
grows rich...by the
union of thought with nature.
Wth 6.101 18 Money...follows the nature and fortunes of
Wth 6.106 5 The laws of nature play through trade...
Wth 6.106 26 The interest of petty economy is this
symbolization of the
great economy; the way in which a house and a private man's methods
with the solar system and the laws of give and take, throughout
Wth 6.111 16 Our nature and genius force us to respect
Wth 6.112 3 Nature arms each man with some faculty
which enables him
to do easily some feat impossible to any other...
Wth 6.116 26 Nature goes by rule...
Wth 6.120 25 The rule is...to learn practically the
secret spoken from all
Wth 6.121 11 Nature has her own best mode of doing each
Wth 6.121 20 On this art of nature all our arts rely.
Wth 6.125 6 ...these things are so in nature. All
Wth 6.126 13 [The liquor of life] passes through the
sacred fermentations, by that law of nature whereby everything climbs
to higher platforms...
Ctr 6.131 12 For performance, nature has no mercy...
Ctr 6.131 20 ...nature usually in the instances where a
marked man is sent
into the world, overloads him with bias...
Ctr 6.132 18 ...nature has secured individualism by
giving the private
person a high conceit of his weight in the system.
Ctr 6.134 5 This goitre of egotism is so frequent among
that we must infer some strong necessity in nature which it
Ctr 6.134 8 The preservation of the species was a point
of such necessity
that nature has secured it at all hazards by immensely overloading the
Ctr 6.134 15 Every valuable nature is there in its own
Ctr 6.138 19 Nature is reckless of the individual.
Ctr 6.140 5 ...to meliorate is the law of nature;...
Ctr 6.141 15 ...a large part of our cost and pains is
thrown away. Nature
takes the matter into her own hands...
Ctr 6.146 10 ...if...nature has aimed to make a legged
and winged creature, framed for locomotion, we must follow her hint...
Ctr 6.147 10 ...nature has put fruits apart in
Ctr 6.156 6 In the morning,--solitude; said Pythagoras;
that nature may
speak to the imagination...
Ctr 6.159 26 ...[a cheerful intelligent face] indicates
the purpose of nature
and wisdom attained.
Ctr 6.166 13 ...if one shall read the future of the
race hinted in the organic
effort of nature to mount and meliorate, and the corresponding impulse
the Better in the human being, we shall dare affirm that there is
will not overcome and convert...
Bhr 6.169 1 The soul which animates nature is not less
published in the figure...of animated bodies, than in its last vehicle
Bhr 6.169 8 Nature tells every secret once.
Bhr 6.171 13 The mediocre circle learns to demand that
which belongs to a
high state of nature or of culture.
Bhr 6.177 7 The whole economy of nature is bent on
Bhr 6.179 14 [The communication by the glance] is the
bodily symbol of
identity of nature.
Bhr 6.186 25 The hero...should impart comfort by his
own security and
good nature to all beholders.
Bhr 6.189 5 Nature forever puts a premium on reality.
Bhr 6.197 11 As respects the delicate question of
culture I do not think that
any other than negative rules can be laid down. For positive rules, for
suggestion, nature alone inspires it.
Bhr 6.197 23 ...'t is a thousand to one that [the young
girl's] air and manner
will at once betray...that there is some other one or many of her class
whom she habitually postpones herself. But nature lifts her easily and
without knowing it over these impossibilities...
Wsp 6.202 20 ...[Faith] tyrannizes at the centre of
Wsp 6.204 5 Nature has self-poise in all her works;...
Wsp 6.204 13 The builder of heaven has not so ill
constructed his creature
as that the religion, that is, the public nature, should fall out...
Wsp 6.214 9 For a great nature it is a happiness to
escape a religious
Wsp 6.214 15 I have seen, said a traveller who had
known the extremes of
society, I have seen human nature in all its forms; it is everywhere
Wsp 6.215 12 I find the omnipresence and the
almightiness in the reaction
of every atom in nature.
Wsp 6.215 14 I can best indicate by examples those
reactions by which
every part of nature replies to the purpose of the actor...
Wsp 6.217 10 ...not by our private but by our public
force can we share and
know the nature of things.
Wsp 6.219 20 Religion or worship is the attitude of
those...who see that
against all appearances the nature of things works for truth and right
Wsp 6.221 9 In us, [the law] is inspiration; out there
in nature we see its
Wsp 6.222 27 Nature created a police of many ranks.
Wsp 6.231 10 The man whose eyes are nailed, not on the
nature of his act
but on the wages...is almost equally low.
Wsp 6.231 15 He is great whose eyes are opened to see
that the reward of
actions cannot be escaped, because he is transformed into his action,
taketh its nature...
CbW 6.250 13 Nature makes fifty poor melons for one
that is good...
CbW 6.250 18 Nature works very hard...
CbW 6.252 4 Nature turns all malfeasance to good.
CbW 6.252 4 Nature provided for real needs.
CbW 6.254 26 Nature is upheld by antagonism.
CbW 6.255 24 ...nature watches over all...
CbW 6.259 21 ...there is...no plant that is not fed
from manures. We only
insist...that the plant grow upward and convert the base into the
CbW 6.260 11 Human nature is prone to indulgence...
CbW 6.262 17 Nature is a rag-merchant...
CbW 6.265 23 A man should make life and nature happier
CbW 6.270 3 ...resistance only exasperates the acrid
fool, who believes that
nature and gravitation are quite wrong, and he only is right.
CbW 6.271 15 ...if one comes who can...show
[men]...what gifts they
have...what magical powers over nature and men;..he wakes in them the
feeling of worth...
CbW 6.276 5 ...nature is tugging at every contract to
make the terms of it
CbW 6.277 1 Wherever there is failure, there is...some
step omitted, which
nature never pardons.
Bty 6.281 21 The bird is not in its ounces and inches,
but in its relations to
Bty 6.282 23 ...man, when his powers unfold in order,
will take nature
along with him...
Bty 6.284 2 The motive of science was the extension of
Bty 6.286 5 ...we are aware of a perfect law in
Bty 6.286 25 ...not less does nature furnish us with
every sign of grace and
Bty 6.287 11 ...there are many beauties; as, of general
nature, of the human
face and form...
Bty 6.288 21 Goethe said, The beautiful is a
manifestation of secret laws of
nature which, but for this appearance, had been forever concealed from
Bty 6.290 1 ...the forms and colors of nature have a
new charm for us in our
perception that not one ornament was added for ornament...
Bty 6.294 2 To this streaming or flowing belongs the
beauty that all
circular movement has; as...the action and reaction of nature;...
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