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" Chinese proverb is true ; a single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years "
Hyperion, and Kavanagh - Page 37
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1851
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Hien wun shoo: Chinese moral maxims, with a free and verbal translation ...

Maxims - 1823 - 199 pages
...wRJ nicely shw8, =& to speak. CXCIII. ,A single hair of silk does not make a thread: one tree CXCIV. A single conversation across the table, with a wise...man, is better than ten years' mere study of books. Yu gjl With kiun -p|- a wise man does not make Tan sze p neng ching sien: ts 11)5 yen neng , . ching...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 123

1874
...come to him from afar. A single hair of silk does not make a thread ; one tree does not make a grove. A single conversation across the table with a wise,...man is better than ten years' mere study of books. If a man has plenty of money but no child, he cannot be reckoned rich ; if a man has children but no...
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Hyperion

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1848
...For my part, I am no friend of this entire seclusion from the world. It has a very injurious e0ect on the mind of a scholar. The Chinese proverb is true;...Their minds never come in contact with those of their fellow men. They read little, they think much. They are mere dreamers. They know not what is new or...
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Hyperion

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1849
...For my part, I am no friend of this entire seclusion fom the world. It has a very injurious effect on the mind of a scholar. The Chinese proverb is true;...literary men, who thus shut themselves up from the world. Tlieir minds never come in contact with those of their fellow-men. They read little, they think much....
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Hyperion: A Romance

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Authors, American - 1853 - 304 pages
...friend of this entire seclusion from the world. It has a. very injurious effect on the mind of the scholar. The Chinese proverb is true ; a single conversation across the table with a wise n1:1n is better than ten years' mere study of books. I have known some of these literary men who thus...
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - Authors - 1872 - 494 pages
...deepest, have been written by men who attended to things more than to books." A Chinese proverb runs, that a single conversation across the table with a wise...man, is better than ten years mere study of books. The ambition of a man of parts, says Sydney Smith, should be not to know books, but things ; not to...
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The prose works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. with an intr. by the ...

Henry Wadsworth [prose] Longfellow - 1874
...no friend of this entire seclusion from the world. It has a very injurious effect on the mind of the scholar. The Chinese proverb is true ; a single conversation...shut themselves up from the world. Their minds never cc.ne in contact with those of their fellow-men. They read little. They think much. They are mere dreamers....
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all the year round

charles dickens - 1874
...come to him. from afar. A single hair of silk does not make a thread ; one tree does not make a grove. A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. If a mi n has plenty of money but no child, he cannot be reckoned rich ; if a man has children but...
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chinese Literature

Confucius, Mencius - China - 1882 - 432 pages
...but the capacity of one man is limited. Plausible words are not so good as straightforward conduct. A single conversation across the table with a wise...man, is better than ten years' mere study of books. Virtue is the surest road to longevity; but vice meets with an early doom. The spontaneous gifts of...
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Pebbles, Pearls and Gems of the Orient

Maxims - 1882 - 238 pages
...so profound a lore attained ? " " To ask another, I was ne'er ashamed." Persian (Saadi), Alger. *5. A single conversation across the table with a wise...man is better than ten years' mere study of books. 16. Chinese. Neglect not to improve life in the present with superior persons ; for opportunity is...
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