Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are thus assisted by natural objects in the expression of particular meanings. But how great a language to convey such pepper-corn informations!
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 4 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).

Emerson muses that language may be more than a mere tool to signify objects. It might indeed transcend utility and embody in itself unheard-of regions of significance.
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