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" In like manner, the memorable words of history and the proverbs of nations consist usually of a natural fact, selected as a picture or parable of a moral truth. Thus: A rolling stone gathers no moss; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush; A cripple... "
Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures - Seite 38
von Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 Seiten
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The Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor

1840
...you have many advantages, and you may easily go farther and fare worse. Those are true proverbs, " A rolling stone gathers no moss" — " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." " The dog that grasped at a shadow lost the substance." " I was well, would be better,...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time ;" and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...stone gathers no moss; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ; A cripple in the right way, will beat a racer in the wrong; Make hay whilst the sun...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...difference of weight being compensated by time;" and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...selected as a picture, or parable, of a moral truth. Thus—a rolling stone gathers no moss; a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush; a cripple, in...
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Nature

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 74 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time ; " and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...stone gathers no moss ; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ; A cripple in the right way, will beat a racer in the wrong ; Make hay while the sun...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time ; " and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...stone gathers no moss ; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ; A cripple in the right way, will beat a racer in the wrong ; Make hay while the sun...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time;" and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...technical use. '• In like manner, the memorable words of his~ tory, and the proverbs of nations, consist usually of a natural fact, selected as a picture or...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time ; " and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...stone gathers no moss ; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ; A cripple in the right way, will beat a racer in the wrong; Make hay while the sun...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time ;" and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...stone gathers no moss ; A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ; A cripple in the right way will beat a racer in the wrong ; Make hay whilst the sun...
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Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 Seiten
...difference of weight being compensated by time ; " and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...use. In like manner, the memorable words of history, and'the proverbs of nations, consist usually of a natural fact, selected as a picture or parable of...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Band 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866
...difference in weight being compensated by time;" and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a...extensive and universal sense when applied to human lif e, than when confined to technical use. In like manner, the memorable words of history, and the...
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