Ralph Waldo Emerson On Sentences, Time, Words

images– “This thought being spoken in a sentence becomes by

mere detachment falsely emphatic.”

– “An American complained that he didn’t have enough

time, and was told by the Indian chief Red Jacket, ‘Well,

I suppose you have all there is.'”

– “Every sentence has some falsehood of exaggeration because the infinite diffuseness refuses to be epigrammatized – the world to be shut in a word.”