"Books are only useful in helping us to solve the problems we are faced with in our journey through life". Ralph Waldo Emerson would agree with this quote, which was produced by LeJouret. This quote is similar to Emerson's "The American Scholar" in many different ways.
Emerson believed that books are a resource for maintaining knowledge. "The theory of books is noble. The scholar of the first age received into him the world around; brooded thereon; gave it the new arrangement of his own mind, and uttered it again". "The American Scholar". Books are written as the basis of future reference to events that take place in society. Whenever one reads a book, they are actually referring back to the perspective in which the writer saw the world and/or events that he or she encountered.
Emerson also believed that books are crucial references to help solve problems in which one may be faced with in life.
LeJourlet and Emerson shared a common belief about books. They both believed that they wouldn't carry one through life, but help them out in time of need.
Books are guides to life; they lead one through life as references to past events. Nowhere is this idea more supported than in "The American Scholar", by Ralph Waldo Emerson.