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" If it were only for a vocabulary, the scholar would be covetous of action. Life is our dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town; in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in science... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 28
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ..., Volume 5

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1880
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...to illustrate and embody our perceptions. I learn imniediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendor of...
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Works, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Works, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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NATURE, ADDRESSES, AND LECTURES

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1883
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town; in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 pages
...dictionary^Years are well spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; •...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copyjthe...
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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, ihrough the poverty or the splendor of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...perceptions. I- learn immediately from any speaker Low much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendor of his speech. Life lies behind...
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 425 pages
...— in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; iu science ; in art ; to the one end of mastering in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cops-stones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...Years are well spent in country labours ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones...
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 321 pages
...ji / are well spent in country labours ; in town, — in tha insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...a' . language by which to illustrate and embody our peri ceptions. I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty...
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