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" Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given ; forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries when they wrote these books. "
Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Page 78
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 315 pages
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The Microcosm: Or, Little World of Home, Volumes 1-3

1835
...start wrong, who set out from accepted dogmas, not from their own sight of principles. Meek young mea grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept...books. Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the book-wonn. Hence, the book-learned class, who value books, as such ; not as related to nature and the...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1838
...becomes noxious. Colleges are built on it. Books are written on it by thinkers, not by Man Thinking. Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it...young men in libraries when they wrote these books." " Books are good only to inspire. I had better never see a book than to be warped by its attraction...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844
...communication. Nothing can be greater than tí." In an oration to our scholars, he encourages them with : " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it...young men in libraries when they wrote these books." Another and still more transcendental writer, if possible, tells us in his " Sayings :" " A man is...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...thinkers, not by Man Thinking; by men of talent, that is, who start wrong, who set out from accepted dogmas, not from their own sight of principles. Meek...young men in libraries when they wrote these books. This is bad; this is worse than it seems. Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...thinkers, not by Man Thinking ; by men of talent, that is, who start wrong, who set out from accepted dogmas, not from their own sight of principles. Meek...that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libralies, when they wrote these books. Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the bookworm. Hence,...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...literature, afraid lest the youth become a bookworm, and not a man thinking. But how well he says : " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it...Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the bookworm. " Books are the best of things, well used ; abused, among the worst. What is the right use ? What is...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 23

1851
...through, And my luncheon fast cooling ¡--this never will do. In the words of a living essayist, " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it...forgetful that Cicero, Locke and Bacon were only young men and libraries when they wrote those books . . . The writer was ajust and wise man. Henceforward it...
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The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature, Volume 4

1855
...than dead " men of antiquity. He is not one of those " meek young men " of whom Emerson speaks, who "grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to...young men in libraries when they wrote these books." We will detain the reader no longer, but will at once introduce him to the work before us. The author...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...literature, afraid lest the youth become a bookworm, and not a man thinking. But how well he says : " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it...Hence, instead of man thinking, we have the bookworm. " Books are the best of things, well used ; abused, among the worst. What is the right use ? What is...
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The Tuftonian, Volume 21

1894
...in some form is present. But there is a right use and a wrong use of books. Emerson says that some " meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it...young men in libraries when they wrote these books," and yet the same writer declares that " well used, books are the best of things." The average college...
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