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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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Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being

C. Robert Cloninger M.D. - 2004 - 400 pages
...meant that we should learn Language by Colleges or Books. That only can we say which we have lived. Life lies behind us, as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day" (Emerson and Forbes 1914). By the summer of 1839, Emerson had...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 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 science;...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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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town; in insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of today. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 278 pages
...labors, in towns, in the insight into trades & manufacturers, in intimate intercourse with many men & women, in science, in art, to the one end of mastering...all their facts a language by which to illustrate & speak out our emotions & perceptions. . . . My garden is my dictionary. 131 If, as Brown maintains,...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 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 science;...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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