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Էջ 68 - YE who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow ; attend to the history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.
Էջ 209 - How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.
Էջ 91 - I keep the subject constantly before me, and wait till the first dawnings open slowly by little and little into a full and clear light.
Էջ 117 - Experience has taught me that indolence in young persons is so directly opposite to their natural disposition to activity, that unless it is the consequence of bad education, it is almost invariably connected with some constitutional defect.
Էջ 162 - Feel it again, and compare it with the piece of sponge that is tied to your slate, and then tell me what you perceive in the glass.'
Էջ 543 - ... on its muscles. The first eight or ten years of life should be devoted to the education of the heart, to the formation of principles, rather than to the acquirement of what is usually termed knowledge.
Էջ 17 - ... knowledge. Now why should not this experience be resorted to as an auxiliary in the education of youth ! Why not make this department of human exertion, a profession, as well as those of divinity, law, and medicine? Why not have an Institution for the training up of Instructors for their sphere of labor, as well as institutions to prepare young men for the duties of the divine, the lawyer, or the physician...
Էջ 51 - Every tax ought to be levied at the time and in the manner in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it.
Էջ 133 - Scriptures, contain, independently of a Divine origin, more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains, both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected within the same compass from all other books that were ever composed, in any age or in any idiom.