The fundamental truism is the epigrammatic assertion of this distinction.
Emerson's style is brilliant, epigrammatic, gem-like; clear in sentences, obscure in paragraphs.
But these sentences, in which the epigrammatic form exaggerates a truth, and which might seem to represent the possession of capital as of no importance in agriculture, must not be taken as conveying his approbation of the system of small properties in general.
His style ranges from the brilliancy of his youth to the sternness and sombre gravity of age, passing almost to poetic expression in its epigrammatic terseness.
The title address was an epigrammatic confession of political faith as hopeful as it was wise and keen.