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Page 209 - There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
Page 232 - ... for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems, and methods of teaching, as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 163 - York, for the purpose of receiving and maintaining a fund or funds and applying the income thereof to promote the L_ advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding among the people of the United States...
Page 384 - first the blade, and then the ear, and then the full corn in the ear" in the physical world, we must not expect development with lightning-like rapidity in any social institution.
Page 20 - How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses for ever in joy!
Page 395 - They may be naturally arranged into: 1. Those activities which directly minister to self-preservation; 2. Those activities which, by securing the necessaries of life, indirectly minister to self-preservation; 3. Those activities which have for their end the rearing and discipline of offspring; 4. Those activities which are involved in the maintenance of proper social and political relations; 5. Those miscellaneous activities which make up the...
Page 552 - Ah, wasteful woman ! — she who may On her sweet self set her own price, Knowing he cannot choose but pay, How has she cheapened Paradise ! How given for nought her priceless gift, How spoiled the bread and spilled the wine, Which spent with due respective thrift, Had made brutes men, and men divine ! "
Page 125 - I can remember going to my little bedroom, after hearing the neighbors talk of an evening with my father, and spending no small part of the night walking up and down, and trying to make out what was the exact meaning of some of their, to me, dark sayings.
Page 126 - is too big for union, too sordid for patriotism, too democratic for liberty. What is to become of it, he who made it best knows. Its vice will govern it, by practising upon its folly. This is ordained for democracies.
Page 125 - I could not sleep, though I often tried to, when I got on such a hunt after an idea, until I had caught it ; and when I thought I had got it, I was not satisfied until I had repeated it over and over, until I had put it in language plain enough, as I thought, for any boy I knew to comprehend. This was a kind of passion with me, and it has stuck by me ; for I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, till I have bounded it North, and bounded it South, and bounded it East, and bounded it West.