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" It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given something is taken. "
The Living Age ... - Página 100
1848
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One Life at a Time, Please

Edward Abbey - 1988 - 225 páginas
...than any preaching. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles....
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Rewriting the Dream: Reflections on the Changing American Literary Canon

W. M. Verhoeven - 1992 - 266 páginas
...heard about the wooden nutmegs and bass-wood pumpkin seeds of Connecticut" (125). 5 Emerson writes: "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration." "Self-Reliance" may have been the source not only of Melville's skeptical view of progress...
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The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic Age

Donald Capps - 1993 - 176 páginas
...particle does not rise from the valley to the ridge. Its unity is only phenomenal" (SR, 49). Moreover, "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. For everything that is given, some is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts" (SR,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 7

1861
...purchased by a corresponding physical decay. This alarm has had its best statement from Emerson. " Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. . . . What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil,...
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Argument with an Angel

Jan Cooper - 1996 - 124 páginas
...will always look on me as his protege." "And a difficult one," teased Emerson. "You see, Goldstein, society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other." "Are you saying that growth must happen on a personal level? And peace?" It was the spirit of Vivekananda...
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Applications of Grammar: Analysis of Effective Communiction, Book 3

Garry J. Moes, Ed Shewan - 1998 - 336 páginas
...worldview and attitude of each of the authors. Write your conclusions on the lines below each paragraph. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance...
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The Cambridge Review, Volume 9

1888
...intellect of man is expanded, the bodily powers should decline. Society never advances, says Emerson; it recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the...is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses...
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Stress, Culture, and Community: The Psychology and Philosophy of Stress

S.E. Hobfoll - 2004 - 296 páginas
...began to reveal a hostility toward society. Wrote Emerson in his famous essay SelJ Relianre (1841). Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes; it is...
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Sinndeutung und Periodisierung der Geschichte: eine systematische Ub̈ersicht ...

Johan Hendrik Jacob Van Der Pot - 1999 - 1 páginas
...formuliert: der Fortschritt auf einem Gebiet ist Ursache des Rückschritts auf einem anderen Gebiet. "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other", so schrieb Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841) in seinem essay "Selfreliance". "For everything that is given,...
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The American 1890s: A Cultural Reader

Susan Harris Smith, Melanie Dawson - 2000 - 468 páginas
...right balance between the barbarism behind it and the sophistication into which it is soon to fall. "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses...
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