Representative Men: Seven Lectures

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Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1857 - Počet stran: 285

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Strana 88 - The loyalty, well held to fools, does make Our faith mere folly: — Yet he that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place i
Strana 10 - He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.
Strana 10 - I count him a great man who inhabits a higher sphere of thought, into which other men rise with labour and difficulty; he has but to open his eyes to see things in a true light, and in largo relations ; whilst they must make painful corrections, and keep a vigilant eye on many sources of error.
Strana 256 - The air is full of sounds ; the sky, of tokens ; the ground is all memoranda and signatures, and every object covered over with hints which speak to the intelligent.
Strana 18 - This is the moral of biography ; yet it is hard for departed men to touch the quick like our own companions, whose names may not last as long. What is he whom I never think of?
Strana 174 - What front can we make against these unavoidable, victorious, maleficent forces ? What can I do against the influence of Race, in my history ? What can I do against hereditary and constitutional habits; against scrofula, lymph, impotence ? against climate, against barbarism, in my country ? I can reason down or deny every thing, except this perpetual Belly : feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
Strana 43 - What is a great man, but one of great affinities, who takes up into himself all arts, sciences, all knowables, as his food 1 He can spare nothing; he can dispose of everything.
Strana 205 - What trait of his private mind has he hidden in his dramas ? One can discern, in his ample pictures of the gentleman and the king, what forms and humanities pleased him ; his delight in troops of friends, in large hospitality, in cheerful giving. Let Timon, let Warwick, let Antonio the merchant answer for his great heart. So far from Shakspeare's being the '' least known, he is the one person, in all modern history, known to us.
Strana 244 - Corvisart candidly agreed with me that all your filthy mixtures are good for nothing. Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.
Strana 182 - We see, now, events forced on, which seem to retard or retrograde the civility of ages. But the world-spirit is a good swimmer, and storms and waves can not drown him.

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