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The strategy of semantic ascent is that it carries the discussion into a domain where both parties are better agreed on the object ...
Art has no cosmology, it gives us no view of the universe; every distinct work of art gives us a little cosmology of its own, and ...
We are adapted to infinity. We are hard to please, and love nothing which ends: and in nature is no end; but every thing, at the e ...
The delights of this life are not its own, but our fear of the ascent into a higher life; the torments of this life are not its ow ...
If there be no nobility of descent in a nation, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent--a charac ...
I lay awake awhile, watching the ascent of the sparks through the firs, and sometimes their descent in half-extinguished cinders o ...
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forc ...
Conservatives believe government's principal functions are the preservation of freedom and removal of restraints on the individual ...
I summon to the winding ancient stair;
Set all your mind upon the steep ascent,
Again and again, faith in a possible satisfaction of the human race breaks through at the very moments of most zealous discord bec ...
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