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Seite 40 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.
Seite 38 - ... studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn studies; simple men admire them; and wise men use them: for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation.
Seite 49 - Hitherto, it need hardly be said, we have no such labour in Oxford. Scholarship, philosophy, and history are borrowed from French and German authors. In scarce any of these has Oxford any native growth. Very little has been added to the general stock of human learning out of the vast endowments of university and collegiate income — endowments equalling the incomes of many States. The most notable among Oxford authors have hated and despised the place of their education, or at least regretted that...
Seite 52 - I should answer — Take by all means biographies : wheresoever possible, autobiographies; and study them. Fill your minds with live human figures ; men of like passions with yourselves ; see how each lived and worked in the time and place in which God put him. Believe me, that when you have thus made a friend of the dead, and brought him to life again, and let him teach you to see with his eyes, and feel with his heart, you will begin to understand more of his generation and his circumstances, than...
Seite 24 - How long I slept I do not know, but I was awakened by an intermittent jerky sound, that was low in tone but very loud.
Seite 54 - ... way, what becomes of the inevitable laws, and the continuous progress, of the human mind? Look again at the disturbing power, not merely of the general reason of the many, but of the genius of the few. I am not sure, but that the one fact, that genius is occasionally present in the world, is not enough to prevent our ever discovering any regular sequence in human progress, past or future.