Selected Addresses on Subjects Relating to Education, Biography, Travel, Etc

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P. Blakistons̓ son & Company, 1914 - 366 Seiten

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Seite 88 - DO not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.
Seite 90 - Hence it is that it is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain. This description is both refined and, as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainly occupied in merely removing the obstacles which hinder the free and unembarrassed action of those about him; and he concurs with their movements rather than takes the initiative himself. His benefits may be considered as...
Seite 44 - Love took up the harp of life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
Seite 59 - The influence of fine scenery, the presence of mountains, appeases our irritations and elevates our friendships. Even a high dome, and the expansive interior of a cathedral, have a sensible effect on manners. I have heard that stiff people lose something of their awkwardness under high ceilings and in spacious halls. I think sculpture and painting have an effect to teach us manners and abolish hurry.
Seite 57 - Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose : but still persist to read. And Homer will be all the books you need.
Seite 363 - ... at in history, he will be thought to have shared as little as any in the defects of the period, and most notably exhibited the virtues of the race.
Seite 163 - Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania.
Seite 363 - There are men and classes of men that stand above the common herd : the soldier, the sailor and the shepherd not infrequently ; the artist rarely ; rarelier still, the clergyman ; the physician almost as a rule.
Seite 363 - Generosity he has, such as is possible to those who practise an art, never to those who drive a trade; discretion, tested by a hundred secrets; tact, tried in a thousand embarrassments; and, what are more important, Heraclean cheerfulness and courage. So it is that he brings air and cheer into the sick room, and often enough, though not so often as he wishes, brings healing.
Seite 70 - I myself have been a frequent eye-witness of many hundreds of cures performed by His Majesty's touch alone; without any assistance of chirurgery; and those many of them, such as had tired out the endeavors of able chirurgeons before they came thither.

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