Education and the Philosophical Ideal

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1900 - Education - 255 pages

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Page 135 - When I watch that flowing river which, out of regions I see not, pours for a season its streams into me, I see that I am a pensioner ; not a cause, but a surprised spectator of this ethereal water; that I desire and look up, and put myself in the attitude of reception, but from some alien energy the visions
Page 72 - Education does not commence with the alphabet: it begins with a mother's look, with a father's nod of approbation or sign of reproof, with a sister's gentle pressure of the hand or a brother's noble act of
Page 17 - Education consists in leading man, as a thinking, intelligent being, growing into self-consciousness, to a pure and unsullied, conscious, and free representation of the inner law of divine
Page 257 - The Power of Silence" and "The Perfect Whole," by Helen Campbell and Katharine Westendorf, with a Preface by Helen Campbell. Contains the best passages from the two volumes, systematically arranged. 16, 75 cents. "These extracts have been made judiciously, and compose an anthology remarkable for the multitude of inspiring thoughts and for the beauty of their
Page 170 - of adoring God. We must learn to detach ourselves from all that is capable of being lost, to bind ourselves absolutely only to what is absolute and eternal, and to enjoy the rest as a loan, a usufruct.
Page 256 - Mr. Dresser is well known by his other and larger books, but to our mind this little essay is the most valuable thing his pen has done, for it is not argumentative or didactic, but human and helpful."—Portland Transcript.
Page 170 - if a half-death overtake me, still so much the better, for so the path of success is closed to me only that I may find opening before me the path of heroism, of moral greatness and resignation. Every life has its potentiality of greatness, and as it is impossible to be outside God, the best is consciously to dwell in him.
Page 169 - There is but one thing needful—to possess God. All our senses, all our powers of mind and soul, all our external resources, are so many ways of approaching the divinity, so many
Page 92 - Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent propaganda. As far as lies in its power, it tends to transform the universe and humanity into its own
Page 90 - education in instruction and training, originally and in its first principles, should necessarily be passive, following (only guarding and protecting), not prescriptive, categorical, interfering.

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