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The Life Principle Yields Its Power to Man in Proportion as Man Comes Into an Intellectual Understanding of it: There is No Limit to the Supply: There Need Be No Limit to the Demand

Desire, just as we all recognize it in ourselves and others a hundred times a day, is the Principle of Attraction in its external expression through all things—plants, animals and man. Desires increase with increasing intelligence; hence, man has more and more varied desires than any life below him; and…
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Intellect

Go, speed the stars of ThoughtOn to their shining goals—The sower scatters broad his seed,The wheat thou strew'st be souls. Every substance is negatively electric to that which stands above it in the chemical tables, positively to that which stands below it. Water dissolves wood, and iron, and salt; air…
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Essays: First Series

You can listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson's first series of essays using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%} .mp3browser…
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