Heart of Man, and Other Papers

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Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 - 323 Seiten

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Seite 322 - baptismal night. I wish I might dip you in these spiritual waters. It is nothing that we are humble; the humblest life may be a life of sacrifice, and the poorer it is, generally, the greater is the sacrifice. Light is the same in the sun and in the candle. "How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a
Seite 238 - Adam Smith contributed more, by the publication of this single work, towards the happiness of men than has been effected by the united abilities of all the statesmen and legislators of whom history has preserved an authentic account.
Seite 124 - fearfully yet exactly described in the Apostle's words, 'having no hope and without God in the world,' — all this is a vision to dizzy and appall; and inflicts upon the mind the sense of a profound mystery which is absolutely beyond human solution.
Seite 322 - the aim of the foe. Death is not the worst of life. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. Above all, do not draw back because everything is not plain, and you may, perhaps, be mistaken; obscurity is always the air of the present hour; "at the evening time,
Seite 308 - remembered it because the words were almost identical with Lowell's. "I am impatient," he said at Birmingham, "of being told that property is entitled to exceptional consideration because it bears all the burdens of the state. It bears those, indeed, which can most easily be borne, but poverty pays with its person the chief expenses of war, pestilence, and famine.
Seite 313 - is money against legislation. My friends, you and I shall be in our graves long before that battle is ended; and unless our children have more patience and courage than saved this country from slavery, republican institutions will go down before moneyed corporations.
Seite 4 - The intention of the author was to illustrate how poetry, politics, and religion are the flowering of the same human spirit, and have their feeding roots in a common soil, "deep in the general heart of men.
Seite 306 - he liked to mask his wisdom in a distinguished name, often said: "We are well aware that the privileges of the people, the rights of free
Seite 301 - Despotism looks down into the poor man's cradle, and knows it can crush resistance and curb ill-will. Democracy sees the ballot in that baby-hand;
Seite 124 - and inflicts upon the mind the sense of a profound mystery which is absolutely beyond human solution.

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