Education and the Larger Life

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1902 - Culture - 386 pages
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Page 249 - ... must bring to it good health and high spirit and a love for the beautiful; and the work itself must be worthy, not cheap and nasty stuff, unnecessary toil that one can take no interest in, but sturdy, honest, manly work that you can put your heart into, and do because you have chosen to do it, and would rather do just that particular thing than anything else in the whole round world.
Page 94 - Be careful what you pray for in your youth lest you get too much of it in your old age.
Page 72 - Education and the larger life, p. 72. ing to distinguish in a broad way between two classes of people, those who are alive and those who are not, the live souls and the dead souls. The live souls are the people of power, the people who are and who do. The dead souls are the people of weakness, the apathetic mortals who are nothing and who do nothing. The difference is very real, the difference between red blood and yellow. There are all shades and degrees between the people of power and the people...
Page 48 - Nature, the esthetic process of the world-life, is so plain that he who runs may read. The social purpose is a humanized world, composed of men and women and children, sound and accomplished and beautiful in body; intelligent and sympathetic in mind ; reverent in spirit ; living in an environment rich in the largest elements of use and beauty ; and occupying themselves with the persistent study and pursuit of perfection. In a word, the social purpose is human wealth. There is but one interest in...
Page 254 - That which ye sow ye reap. See yonder fields ! The sesamum was sesamum, the corn Was corn. The silence and the darkness knew ; So is a man's fate born.
Page 152 - True art is the overflow of a radiant spirit and the growth of art in any community depends not only on the number of workers but also on the number of appreciative onlookers — creators of an atmosphere favorable to the art spirit.
Page 351 - This is the complete programme of the experimental life. As a plan of life, it is simply the extension of education ; and the extension of education, the making of education a life-process instead of a school-process, is in fact nothing less splendid than the practical carrying out of the quest of human perfection.
Page 338 - ... in its train; and the traveling library with its volumes of information, inspiration, and refreshment are all aiding most wonderfully in bringing about a spirit of brother346 347 hood, a fellow feeling and understanding between man and man. Paraphrasing a recent observer, the drama of commission life is not a game of human solitaire; it is a drama made possible only by the human social relations of the players. We agree with Charles Hanford Henderson that it is a crime to take up any occupation...
Page 50 - ... to-day one sees a goodly and an increasing company of delightful, cultivated, social, human people ; but one does not see a single nation that is other than barbarous. Even America, the greatest of them all, is not yet social, has not yet thrown herself unreservedly into the pursuit of human wealth. We make a fetish of the public school with its cheap information and shop-keeping accomplishments, but we have not yet conceived of human life as a moral and esthetic revelation of the universe, nor...

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