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Página 32 - 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 fill up the leisure part of life, devoted to the gratification...
Página 153 - We believe that on examination they will be found not only to progress from the simple to the complex, from the concrete to the abstract...
Página 74 - Accomplishments, the fine arts, belles-lettres, and all those things which, as we say, constitute the efflorescence of civilization, should be wholly subordinate to that knowledge and discipline in which civilization rests. As they occupy the leisure part of life, so should they occupy the leisure part of education.
Página 23 - Indian puts on paint before leaving his hut, not with a view to any direct benefit, but because he would be ashamed to be seen without it; so, a boy's drilling in Latin and Greek is insisted on, not because of their intrinsic value, but that he may not be disgraced by being found ignorant of them—that he may have "the education of a gentleman" —the badge marking a certain social position, and bringing a consequent respect.
Página 30 - How to live?— that is the essential question for us. Not how to live in the mere material sense only, but in the widest sense. The general problem which comprehends every special problem is— the right ruling of conduct in all directions under all circumstances. In what way to treat the body; in what way to treat the mind; in what way to manage our affairs; in what way to bring up a family; in what way to behave as a citizen; in what way to utilize all those sources of happiness which...
Página 222 - As remarks a suggestive writer, the first requisite to success in life is " to be a good animal;" and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition to national prosperity.
Página 94 - For direct self-preservation, or the maintenance of life and health, the all-important knowledge is science. For that indirect self-preservation, which we call gaining a livelihood, the knowledge of greatest value is science. For the due discharge of parental functions, the proper guidance is to be found only in science.