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|century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, |
but they are the money of fools. That is as painfully true today as it was four
centuries ago. Using words as vehicles to try to convey your meaning is very
|Addison and Steele are not alone in making an analogy between words and |
money. Hobbes, for example, contends that "words are wise men's counters, they
do but reckon by them; but they are the mony of fools" (Leviathan 1.4.28-29).
|By the use of words we can make connections that are true only here and now |
into something true for all times and places, as when we ... The money of fools is
the word, while wise men realize just how variable and deceptive words can be.
|Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools. — Thomas Hobbes |
PAUL Starrs, editor of the Geographical Review, is in love with words. At times he
can string them together with the deftness of a seasoned buckaroo knifing and ...
|The Meaninglessness of the Terms Life and Living By N. W. PIRIE, M.A. |
University Demonstrator in Biochemistry, Cambridge But words for the ... For
words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them; but they are the
money of fools.
|After the breakup of her marriage, Isabel Beebe returns to her hometown to run the family bridal shop, where an encounter with her former teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, begins to renew her faith in romance.|
|Even 'the money to corrupt the frontier governors and the Remington Rifles were |
captured by this strong, determined king of ... No one will deny the great natural
resources of the country; but, in the Khedive's own words, the people have been
|significations of their words; which settling of significations they call definitions, |
and place them in the beginning of their ... For words are wise men's counters,
they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools, that value them by
|I have been asked to deal with some of the questions suggested by such terms |
as Meaning, Symbol, Sacrament. ... they are 'just talk', they are not the 'real thing',
they are 'mere signs', they are wise men's counters, but the money of fools.
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