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" God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please, — you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy,... "
Essays, First Series - 第 308 頁
Ralph Waldo Emerson 著 - 1850 - 333 頁
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 頁
...like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her froth. John Milton (1608-1674) English poet God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please; you can never have both. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1883) American essayist, port, philosopher It is the calling of great men,...
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Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations

Sy Safransky - 1990 - 159 頁
...forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? — Chuang Tzu God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please; you can never have both. — Ralph Waldo Emerson All the passions produce prodigies. A gambler is capable of watching and fasting...
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New Adam: The Future of Male Spirituality

Philip Leroy Culbertson - 175 頁
...consciously to seek out the company of other men who want things to be different. Again to quote Emerson: "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...Take which you please — you can never have both." I hope this book offers men and mensensitive women the encouragement to choose truth over repose. At...
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The Life of Irony and the Ethics of Belief

David Wisdo - 1993 - 153 頁
...we can discern an echo of Lessing's voice in Emerson's own choice to remain an apprentice to truth: God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please,—you can never have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love...
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Composing the Soul: Reaches of Nietzsche's Psychology

Graham Parkes - 1994 - 481 頁
...anticipations of the complex (and much misunderstood) idea of will to power. Schopenhauer and Wagner God offers to every mind its choice between truth...both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. Emerson, "Intellect" Although Nietzsche had decided to study classical philology, pressure from his...
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A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-century Witchcraft Prosecution

Gilbert Geis, Ivan Bunn, Professor Emeritus of Criminology Law and & Society Gilbert Geis - 1997 - 284 頁
...RD37LWS6G4S 1997 345.42'0288-dc21 97-8354 CIP AC ISBN O-ilS-17108-3 ihbk) ISBN 0-H5-17KW-1 "God often, to every mind its choice between truth and repose....Take which you please — you can never have both." Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Intellect" "For a clever man, nothing is easier than to rind arguments that will...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 頁
...virtues have not been discovered. 3337 A friend may well be reckoned to be a masterpiece of nature. 3338 ghts; Yond' Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: 3339 A good indignation brings out all one's powers. 3311 3340 Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices....
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Unbought Spirit: A John Jay Chapman Reader

John Jay Chapman - 1998 - 211 頁
...them catch and hang your own experiences, till what was once his thought has become your character. "God offers to every mind its choice between truth...repose. Take which you please; you can never have both." "Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will." "It is impossible for a man to be cheated...
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A Sociobiology Compendium: Aphorisms, Sayings, Asides

Delbert D. Thiessen - 1998 - 151 頁
...deceive one's self; for what we wish, we readily believe. Demosthenes Athenian orator Every mind has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you can never have both. But there are other things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has...
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God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite

Richard G. Geldard - 1999 - 191 頁
...which the mind vibrates like a pendulum; one, the desire of Truth; the other, the desire of Repose. He in whom the love of Repose predominates, will accept the first creed he meets, Arianism, Calvinism, Socinianism; he gets rest and reputation; but he shuts the door of Truth....
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