As no man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it, so no man has a thorough acquaintance with the hindrances or talents of men, until he has suffered from the one, and seen the triumph of the other over his own want of the same. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This law of truth can be observed from many sources, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, we must know the bitter to understand the sweet, where much is given much is expected, when we are given a weakness in character, physicality, or situation in life there is a compensating strength that can be developed not in spite of, but frequently because of that weakness. All the old abuses in society, universal and particular, all unjust accumulations of property and power, are avenged in the same manner. He is great who confers the most benefits. And yet the compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time.
POLARITY, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity. Persons and events may stand for a time between you and justice, but it is only a postponement. Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse. Lisa rated it liked it Jun 12, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He cannot get his own thunders; Minerva keeps the key of them. The Science of Power.
We feel defrauded of the retribution due to evil acts, because the criminal adheres to his vice and contumacy, and does not come to a crisis or judgment anywhere in visible nature.
The league between virtue and nature engages all things to assume a hostile front to vice. Benefit is the end of nature. Whatever, I developed a liking for Emerson’s essays. He is a carrion crow, and though you see not well what he hovers for, there is death somewhere.
Addey rated it it was amazing Jun 22, These signs, like paper money, emersonx be counterfeited or stolen, but that which they represent, namely, knowledge and virtue, cannot be counterfeited or stolen. Emerson’s essays are immortal, enlightening, and without peer! A great man is always willing to be little. But because of the dual constitution of things, in labor as in life there can be no cheating.
So do we put our life into every act.
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What we gain in power is lost in time; and the converse. Xavier rated it it was amazing Oct 03, The Law of Success: This is definitely a must read! Please try again later. Emerson’s Essay on Compensation Classic Reprint. Read more Read less.
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Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson
But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts. Then there can be enlargement, and the man of to-day scarcely recognizes the man of yesterday. What we buy in a broom, a mat, a wagon, a knife, is some application of good sense to a common want. He finds that things are arranged e,ersons truth and benefit, but there is no emersonss in the wide world to hide a rogue.
Treat men as pawns and ninepins, and you shall suffer as well as they.
The nature and soul of things takes on itself the guaranty of the esway of every contract, so that honest service cannot come to loss. Nature, truth, virtue, are the influx from thence. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Want to Read saving….
Notify me of new comments via email. Probably everyone knows this but this is one of the best books that Emerson ever wrote.
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Quick read, it teaches you the value of not ov anyone or anything, something we lack in our societies now. He was the first to make the outside world aware that there was such a thing as American letters.