American Education, Volume 13

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New York Education Company, 1909

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Page 87 - To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion ; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to...
Page 439 - You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time"; and doctors in the last analysis are as wise as other people — once their eyes are opened.
Page 315 - For flowers that bloom about our feet, For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet, For song of bird and hum of bee, For all things fair we hear or see, Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.
Page 221 - Two sets of prizes, to be known as the Seabury Prizes, are offered for the best essays on one of the following subjects: — 1. The Opportunity and Duty of the Schools in the International Peace Movement.
Page 358 - Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth ; and he who would be blessed and happy, should be from the first a partaker of the truth, that he may live a true man as long as possible, for then he can be trusted...
Page 84 - Men give me some credit for genius. All the genius I have lies just in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I make the people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Page 453 - LABOR CONSTANTLY for the world with no thought of self, to find indifference and opposition where you ought to have active assistance, to meet criticism with patience and the open attacks of ignorance without resentment, to plead with others for their own good, to follow sleepless nights with days of incessant toil, to strive continuously without ever attaining — this is to be a college president.
Page 38 - The common schools of our country must recognize more fully than ever the necessity of training our youth for citizenship. The perpetuation of democracy depends upon the existence in the people of that habit of will which is justice. Liberty under law Is the process for attaining justice which has thus far been most successful among civilized men. The call to citizenship is a call to the exercise of liberty under law, a call to the limitation of liberty by law, and a call to the pursuit of justice,...
Page 29 - ... themselves at the expense of the rights of others. There are only two really deep-seated and influential enemies of human happiness and human order, ignorance and selfishness. These do pretty much all the damage that is done in the world, and they are the always present obstacles to improving the condition of mankind. It is the province of intellectual education to address itself to the first of these, and it is the task of moral education to deal with the other.
Page 315 - When he first comes into the world, everybody wants to kiss him — before he goes out they all want to kick him. If he dies young, there was a great future before him ; if he lives to a ripe old age, he is simply in the way and living to save funeral expenses. Life is a funny road, but we all like to travel it just the same.

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