Letters on Education, Volumen1

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Página 90 - God ; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit...
Página 91 - Rome, therefore, it was regarded as the mark of a good citizen, never to despair of the fortunes of the republic ; — so the good citizen of the world, whatever may be the political aspect of his own times, will never despair of the fortunes of the human race, but will act upon the conviction, that prejudice, slavery, and corruption, must gradually give way to truth, liberty...
Página 4 - When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice ; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Página 272 - As the strength of the body lies chiefly in being able to endure hardships, so also does that of the mind. And the great principle and foundation of all virtue and worth is placed in this, that a man is able to deny himself his own desires, cross his own inclinations, and purely follow what reason directs as best, though the appetite lean the other way.
Página 344 - Sultan prouder than his fetter'd slave : Slaves build their little Babylons of straw, Echo the proud Assyrian in their hearts, And cry, — " Behold the wonders of my might !
Página 119 - all thy heart, with all thy foul, and with all thy mind. This " is the firft and great commandment. And the fecond is like ** unto it, Thou fhalt love thy neighbour as thyfelf. On thefe " two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (a).
Página 197 - For that which I do, I allow not; for what I would, that do I not ; but what I hate, that do I.
Página 398 - I have always remarked,' said he, ' that women in all countries are civil and obliging, tender and humane ; that they are ever inclined to be gay and cheerful, timorous and modest; and that they do not hesitate like men, to perform a generous action.
Página 323 - God, but to swear with levity by his name, exhibit many external signs of singular irritation, and peculiar misery. They appear to have no resources in their own bosom. They depend on precarious externals, on the will and co-operation of others, for all their pleasures. Change of place is their grand remedy for their uneasy sensations.
Página 311 - There's not a wretch that lives on common charity But's happier than me : For I have known The luscious sweets of plenty; every night Have slept with soft content about my head, And never wak'd but to a joyful morning ; Yet now must fall like a full ear of corn, Whose blossom 'scap'd, yet's wither'd in the ripening.

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