George Ripley (transcendentalist) Quote

The growth of the soul may be compared to the growth of a plant. In both cases, no new properties are imparted by the operation of external causes, but only the inward tendencies are called into action and clothed with strength.


Discourses on the philosophy of religion: addresses to doubters who wish to believe (ed. 1836)

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The growth of the soul may be compared to the growth of a plant. In both cases, no new properties are imparted by the operation of external causes,...

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The growth of the soul may be compared to the growth of a plant. In both cases, no new properties are imparted by the operation of external causes,...

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The growth of the soul may be compared to the growth of a plant. In both cases, no new properties are imparted by the operation of external causes,...

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The growth of the soul may be compared to the growth of a plant. In both cases, no new properties are imparted by the operation of external causes,...