Essays, Scientific, Political, and Speculative, 3. cilt

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Sayfa 42 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Sayfa 484 - ... that the miser does this when, making the accumulation of money his sole satisfaction, he forgets that money is of value only to purchase satisfactions. But it is less commonly seen that the like is true of the work by which the money is accumulated — that industry, too, bodily or mental, is but a means, and that it is as irrational to pursue it to the exclusion of that complete living it subserves, as it is for the miser to accumulate money and make no use of it.
Sayfa 205 - And. in fact, we find that the more a cultivated reason applies itself with deliberate purpose to the enjoyment of life and happiness, so much the more does the man fail of true satisfaction.
Sayfa 476 - The republican form of government is the highest form of government ; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature — a type nowhere at present existing.
Sayfa 342 - the amount of their issues is exclusively regulated by the extent of local dealings and expenditure in their respective districts, fluctuating with the fluctuations of production and price, and that they neither can increase their issues beyond the limits which the range of such dealings and expenditure prescribes, without the certainty of having their notes immediately returned to them...
Sayfa 304 - It is an idle fancy. The Laws of this Universe, of which if the Laws of England are not an exact transcript, they should passionately study to become such, are fixed by the everlasting...
Sayfa 480 - ... to recover health. I do but echo the opinion of all the observant persons I have spoken to, that immense injury is being done by this high-pressure life— the physique is being undermined. That subtle thinker and poet whom you have lately had to mourn, Emerson, says, in his essay on the Gentleman, that the first requisite is that he shall be a good animal.
Sayfa 159 - Sir G. Arthur would not have had to testify that, in Van Diemen's Land, convicts committed murder for the purpose " of being sent up to Hobart Town for trial, though aware that in the ordinary course they must be executed within a fortnight after arrival...
Sayfa 483 - ... primary use of knowledge is for such guidance of conduct under all circumstances as shall make living complete. All other uses of knowledge are secondary. It scarcely needs saying that the primary use of work is that of supplying the materials and aids to living completely ; and that any other uses of work are secondary.
Sayfa 478 - From biological truths it is to be inferred that the eventual mixture of the allied varieties of the Aryan race forming the population, will produce a finer type of man than has hitherto existed ; and a type of man more plastic, more adaptable, more capable of undergoing the modifications needful for complete social life. I think that whatever difficulties they may have to surmount, and whatever tribulations they may have to pass through, the Americans may reasonably look forward to a time when they...

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