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" If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. "
Medical Herald - Page 48
1913
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Publications of the Arkansas Historical Association, Volume 4

1917
...years ago a great American, who was himself a notable example of his own teachings, said, "If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." A little while ago one...
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One Thousand Literary Questions and Answers

Mary Eleanor Kramer - 1917 - 285 pages
...Woodman, Spare That Tree," and tell the circumstances that led to the writing. 63. Who wrote: "If one write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he build his home in the wilderness, the world will make a beaten path to his door"? 64. Who wrote " The...
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The Adirondacks

Thomas Morris Longstreth - 1917 - 370 pages
...dictum many times without divining how nourishing it would be to others when he said, "If a man can make a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, the world will make a beaten track to his door." This is the motto of the Club. And with its glorious...
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The Woodcraft Manual for Boys: The Fifteenth Birch Bark Roll

Ernest Thompson Seton - 1917 - 441 pages
...strongest time was a blacksmith's apron. Emerson recognized the value of doing things well when he said: "If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a bettei mousetrap than his neighbor, though he live in the woods, the world will make a beaten path...
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The Man of Tomorrow: A Discussion of Vocational Success with the Boy of Today

Claude Richards - 1917 - 296 pages
...a better sermon, write a better book, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." One's activity should be intensive rather than feeble and prolonged. There should be ample opportunity...
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Pacific Municipalities and Counties, Volumes 34-35

1920
...Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Conference : Some American man of letters once said: "If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon or make a better mouse trap than his neighbors, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten...
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Yearbook, Issue 27

New York and New England Association of Railway Surgeons - 1918
...fact that I found Dr. Lathrop to be as good an entertainer as he is a surgeon. Gentlemen, I thank you. EMERSON'S FAMOUS EPIGRAM. "If a man can write a better...make a beaten path to his door." — Ralph Waldo. Ed. RESULTS OF THE CARREL-DAKIN METHOD OF WOUND TREATMENT AT THE FRENCH FRONT. DR. AH EBELING, NEW...
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Vocational Printing

Ralph W. Polk - 1918 - 141 pages
...ever been on the minds oŁ the leading thinkers of each generation. Among them was Emerson, who wrote: "If a man can write a better book, preach a better...make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." This is undoubtedly true...
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The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Volume 63

1911
...better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap" (or do a better perineorrhaphy) " than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the...woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." IN MEMORIAM. WILLIAM WARREN POTTER, MD 1838-1911. WILLIAM WARREN POTTER, the son of Lindorf and Mary...
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From Grierson to the Docu-soap: Breaking the Boundaries

John Izod, R. W. Kilborn, Matthew Hibberd - 2000 - 234 pages
...a man produce a better documentary ... or make a better mousetrap than his neighbour, tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door'. If Kmerson's original comment about a better book and mousetrap ever held true in the 19th century,...
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