Thrift and Conservation: How to Teach it (Google eBook)

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Lippincott, 1919 - Natural resources - 272 pages
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Page 257 - Extravagance rots character; train youth away from it. On the other hand, the habit of saving money, while it stiffens the will, also brightens the energies. If you would be sure that you are beginning right, begin to save.
Page 195 - The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.
Page 30 - The spirit of thrift is opposed to waste on the one hand, and to recklessness on the other. It does not involve stinginess, which is an abuse of thrift, nor does it require that each item of savings should be a financial investment. The money that is spent in the education of...
Page 5 - Stamps. The securities issued by the Treasury Department are so many of them within the reach of every one that the door of opportunity in this matter is wide open to all of us. To practice thrift in peace times is a virtue and brings great benefit to the individual at all times ; with the desperate...
Page 61 - ... it means all that makes for character. It is as much removed from miserliness on the one hand as it is from extravagance on the other. As we build the ideals of thrift, we build character.
Page 86 - CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF EDUCATION Food, clothing, shelter, transportation, are the fundamental, physical necessities of mankind. In temperate climates, and especially among simple peoples, neither clothing nor shelter is as important a factor as in more rigorous climates and where society has developt complex conditions. Even transportation, in many of its modern phases, is, aside from the part it plays in the solution of the food problem for cities, more of a convenience than a necessity. MATERIAL...
Page 155 - ... and know what they would have done in our circumstances. Patriotism consists in some very practical things practical in that they belong to the life of every day, that they wear no extraordinary distinction about them, that they are connected with commonplace duty. The way to be patriotic in America is not only to love America, but to love the duty that lies nearest to our hand and know that in performing it we are serving our country.
Page 24 - The first and most infallible method towards the attaining of this end is thrift. All men are not equally qualified for getting money, but it is in the power of every one alike to practise this virtue...
Page 2 - CHAMBERLAIN. 372 pages, 9 full-page illustrations, line cuts. BRIGHTNESS AND DULLNESS IN CHILDREN By HERBERT WOODROW. University of Minnesota. Illustrated. ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING READING AND LITERATURE. IN THE INTERMEDIATE GRADES AND THE HIGH SCHOOL. By STERLING ANDRUS LEONARD. AM University of Wisconsin...
Page 35 - Men may labor unceasingly with hand or head; but they cannot abstain from spending too freely, and living too highly. The majority prefer the enjoyment of pleasure to the practice of self-denial. With the mass of men, the animal is paramount. They often spend all that they earn. But it is not merely the working people who are spendthrifts. We hear of men who for years have been earning and spending hundreds and thousands a year, who suddenly die, leaving their children penniless.

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