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" In this distribution of functions the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 73
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1838
...of the functions the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking." " Him nature solicits, with all her placid, all her...pictures. Him the past instructs. Him the future invites." The scholar's first teacher is nature. " What is nature to him ? There is never an end to the inexplicable...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1883
...re-announced by Emerson, that the true notion of manhood is " man thinking ; not man the victim of society and a mere thinker, or still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking " — but man, thinking " in his heart," with all his inward forces, conscience and will, fancy and...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...thinking. In this view of him, as Man Thinking, the whole theory of his office is contained. Him Nature solicits with all her placid, all her monitory...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. to gather food, is seldom cheered by any idea of the true dignity of his ministry. He sees his bushel...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...; him the past instructs ; him the future invites. la not, indeed, every man a student, and do not all things exist for the student's behoof? And, finally,...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mete thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking. In this view of him, as Man Thinking,...
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Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he id, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...nature ' ,+'• solicits with all her placid, all her iribnitory^ pictures ; him the past instructs ; him the future invites. Is not, indeed, every man a...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...thinking. In this view of him; as Man Thinking, the whole theory of his office is contained. Him Nature solicits with all her placid, all her monitory...
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Education, Volume 45

1925
...harvests. "The scholar," says Emerson, "is in the right state Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, he tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking." The parrot of other men's thinking! The parrot — of other men's thinking. These words have a peculiar...
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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 pages
...distribution of functions the scholar is the delegated intellect,-- In the right state he is ^^ Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim...thinking. ~] In this view of him, as Man Thinking, the rneory of his office is contained. Him Nature solicits with all her placid, all her monitory pictures...
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