Tuesday, November 17, 2009



Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal (June 1855):
A scholar is a man with this inconvenience, that, when you ask him his opinion of any matter, he must go home and look up his manuscripts to know.
Id. (August 1855):
Out upon scholars with their pale, sickly, etiolated, indoor thoughts. Give me the out-of-door thoughts of sound men,—the thoughts, all fresh, blooming, whiskered, and with the tan on!

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