El carácter

Front Cover
Garnier hermanos, 1895 - 362 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 163 - A noble heart doth teach a virtuous scorn, To scorn to owe a duty overlong ; To scorn to be for benefits forborne, To scorn to lie, to scorn to do a wrong. To scorn to bear an injury in mind, To scorn a free-born heart slave-like to bind.
Page 118 - Many loved Truth, and lavished life's best oil Amid the dust of books to find her, Content at last, for guerdon of their toil, With the cast mantle she hath left behind her. Many in sad faith sought for her, Many with crossed hands sighed for her ; But these, our brothers, fought for her, At life's dear peril wrought for her, So loved her that they died for her...
Page 293 - everywhere Two heads in council, two beside the hearth, Two in the tangled business of the world, Two in the liberal offices of life, Two plummets dropt for one to sound the abyss Of science, and the secrets of the mind : Musician, painter, sculptor, critic, more: And everywhere the broad and bounteous Earth Should bear a double growth of those rare souls, Poets, whose thoughts enrich the blood of the world.
Page i - Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Page 142 - ... day-star should not brighter rise, Nor lend like influence from his lucent seat. I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet, Hating that solemn vice of greatness, pride; I meant each softest virtue there should meet, Fit in that softer bosom to reside. Only a learned and a manly soul I purposed her, that should, with even powers, The rock, the spindle and the shears control Of destiny, and spin her own free hours.
Page 313 - That is an essence far more gentle, fine, Pure, perfect, nay, divine; It is a golden chain let down from heaven, Whose links are bright and even; That falls like sleep on lovers, and combines The soft and sweetest minds In equal knots: this bears no brands, nor darts, To murder different hearts, But, in a calm and god-like unity, Preserves community. O, who is he that, in this peace, enjoys Th
Page 1 - la prosperidad de un país no depende de la abundancia de sus rentas, ni de la fuerza de sus fortalezas, ni de la belleza de sus edificios públicos: consiste en el número de sus ciudadanos cultos; en sus hombres de educación, ilustración y carácter ; aquí es donde se encuentra su verdadero interés, su principal fuerza, su real poder".
Page 168 - Here pause — and, thro' the starting tear, Survey this grave. The poor Inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise to know, And keenly felt the friendly glow, And softer flame, But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stain'd his name ! Reader, attend — whether thy soul Soars fancy's flights beyond the pole, Or darkling grubs this earthly hole, In low pursuit ; Know, prudent, cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.
Page 25 - ... antepasados. La vida de las naciones, como la de los hombres, es un vasto tesoro de experiencia; bien empleado, conduce al progreso social, mal empleado no sale de sueños, de ilusiones y de faltas. Como los hombres, las naciones se purifican y se fortifican por las pruebas. Los capítulos más gloriosos de su historia son en general, aquellos que refieren los dolores, en medio de losquesu carácter se ha desarrollado.
Page 84 - El trabajo puede ser una gran carga y un castigo, pero también es un honor y una gloria: sin él nada se puede perfeccionar. Todo lo que hay de grande en los hombres viene por el trabajo, y la civilización es su producto. Si el trabajo fuera abolido, la raza de Adán sería inmediatamente herida de una muerte moral. La ociosidad es una maldición para el hombre, y no el trabajo.

Bibliographic information