On the Choice of Books; Inaugural Address ...

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J.C. Hotten, 1871 - 202 páginas
 

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Página 81 - Who knows the inscrutable design ? Blessed be He who took and gave ! Why should your mother, Charles, not mine, Be weeping at her darling's grave?* We bow to Heaven that...
Página 63 - I will remind you that it is not by books alone, or by books chiefly, that a man becomes in all points a man. Study to do faithfully whatsoever thing in your actual situation, there and now, you find either expressly or tacitly laid to your charge ; that is your post ; stand in it like a true soldier. Silently devour the many chagrins of it, as all human situations have many ; and see you aim not to quit it without doing all that it, at leant, required of you. A man perfects himself by work much...
Página 137 - The most unhappy of all men is the man who cannot tell what he is going to do, who has got no work cut out for him in the world, and does not go into it For work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind, — honest work, which yon intend getting done.
Página 135 - And perhaps, in a sense, it may be still said, the very highest interests of man are virtually intrusted to them. In regard to theology ; as you are aware, it has been, and especially was then, the study of the deepest heads that have come into the world, — what is the nature of this stupendous Universe, and what are our relations to it, and to all things knowable by man, or known only to the great Author of man and it.
Página 59 - Emerson's writings and speakings amount to something; and yet, hitherto, as seems to me, this Emerson is perhaps far less notable for what he has spoken or done, than for the many things he has not spoken and has forborne to do.
Página 67 - But it is a question vital to us that sealed letters in an English postoffice be, as we all fancied they were, respected as things sacred ; that opening of men's letters, a practice near of kin to picking men's pockets, and to other still viler and far fataler forms of scoundrelism, be not resorted to in England, except in cases of the very last extremity. When some new gunpowder plot may be in the wind, some doubledyed high treason, or imminent national wreck not avoidable otherwise, then let us...

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