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" It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species. "
The Young Man's Guide - Page 159
by William Alexander Alcott, William Andrus Alcott - 1834 - 142 pages
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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RAW MATERIALS OF COMMERCE.

JOHN YEATS - 1878
...to enrich the discoverer, and to change the face of our social and industrial life. It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species. The truth of this statement is easily proved. Take the single example of wheat, and imagine...
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Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston

School Committee of the City of Boston - 1878
...If they don't, the fault will be in the citizens, not the Building Committee. Some one has remarked that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor ; I think be who builds a school-house where it is wanted, and a school-house like this, is a benefactor....
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From the Lune to the Neva sixty years ago, by J.B.

Jane Benson - 1879
...besides sundry other medical shrubs and trees. "We must not, however, linger in the garden. If the " man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to mankind," surely we may give that title to our honoured friend John Fothergill. Lest the specimens...
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Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Volume 2

American Gas Light Association - 1879
...be fogotten but for the interests of the people and the credit of the nation. On the principle that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a national benefactor, so it is that in our profession, as, indeed, in any other, he who by his study...
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The Value of Life: A Reply to Mr. Mallock's Essay "Is Life Worth Living"?

Mary Putnam Jacobi - Ethics - 1879 - 253 pages
...same desirability multiplied in intension. It is in this sense that the remark holds true, " whoever makes two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before, is a benefactor to humanity." Finally, the multiplication of existence in intension, that is the development and embellishment...
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The North American Review, Volume 128

1879
...which we might now prevent by such simple precautions. If we admit that " he is a benefactor of mankind who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," we can hardly fail to recognize the turpitude of an act which has entailed incurable sterility on regions...
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Van Nostrand's Eclectric Engineering Magazine, Volume 20

Engineering - 1879
...constitute an evil of no small magnitude. It has been said that the man who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is a benefactor to his country, and some honor is due also to him who enables us, by improvements in the steam-engine, to get out of...
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THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW

ALLEN THORNDIKE RICE - 1879
...which we might now prevent by such simple precautions. If we admit that " he is a benefactor of mankind who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," we can hardly fail to recognize the turpitude of an act which has entailed incurable sterility on regions...
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The Library Magazine, Volume 2

Choice literature - 1880
...present day scarcely any artificial manure is needed, and in most places none at all. It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a greater man than he who wins a battle. What shall we say, then, of those men who turned a waste into...
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Annual report of the Commissioner of the Michigan Department of Health for ...

1881
...eat 16, 18, or 20 quarts, than for one of more delicate appetite, no matter how handsome. It is said that " he who makes two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before, is a benefactor to his race. Is not also he who by skill enables raw material to feed a larger population, or who renders...
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