Manual Training: The Solution of Social and Industrial Problems

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Harper & Brothers, 1886 - 403 páginas
 

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Página 299 - There is not an atom of Tom's slime, not a cubic inch of any pestilential gas in which he lives, not one obscenity or degradation about him, not an ignorance, not a wickedness, not a brutality of his committing, but shall work its retribution, through every order of society, up to the proudest of the proud, and to the highest of the high.
Página 294 - That which our school courses leave almost entirely out, we thus find to be that which most nearly concerns the business of life. All our industries would cease, were it not for that information which men begin to acquire as they best may after their education is said to be finished.
Página 294 - The vital knowledge— that by which we have grown as a nation to what we are, and which now underlies our whole existence, is a knowledge that has got itself taught in nooks and corners; while the ordained agencies for teaching have been mumbling little else but dead formulas.
Página 223 - Though love repine and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply: " 'Tis man's perdition to be safe. When for the truth he ought to die.
Página 225 - I wish to say, furthermore, that you had better, all you people at the South, prepare yourselves for a settlement of that question, that must come up for settlement sooner than you are prepared for it. The sooner you are prepared the better. You may dispose of me very easily. I am nearly disposed of now ; but this question is still to be settled, — this negro question, I mean; the end of that is not yet.
Página 293 - Town- meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people's reach, they teach men how to use and how to enjoy it. A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.
Página 110 - In his eighty-second year, the alert, kind, benevolent old man, had his attention alive to every one's question, his information at every one's command. " His talents and fancy overflowed on every subject. One gentleman was a deep philologist,— he talked with him on the origin of the alphabet as if he had been coeval with Cadmus ; another a celebrated...
Página 102 - Storm'd at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell, Rode the six hundred.
Página xix - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Página xxi - Nevertheless he ca'n use Tools, can devise Tools : with these the granite mountain melts into light dust before him ; he kneads glowing iron, as if it were soft paste; seas are his smooth highway, winds and fire his unwearying steeds. Nowhere do you find him without Tools 5 without Tools he is nothing, with Tools he is all.

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