Ideals of America: Analyses of the Guiding Motives of Contemporary American Life by Leaders in Various Fields of Thought and Action

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A. C. McClurg & Company, 1919 - United States - 324 pages
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Page 293 - the production of masterpieces, seeking like Milton " to leave something so written to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die." On the contrary, in these days of popular education, everyone writes, or threatens to do so, and measures
Page 257 - out is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof, and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature; we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Page 318 - smile in secret, looking over wasted lands, Blight and famine, plague and earthquake, roaring deeps and fiery sands, Clanging fights, and flaming towns, and sinking ships, and praying hands. And,
Page 60 - interest is often an unsafe guide and the legislature may properly interpose its authority. It may not be improper to suggest in this connection that although the prosecution in this case was against the employer of labor, who apparently, under the statute, is the only one liable, his defense is not so much that his right to contract has been infringed
Page 72 - petitioner's contention would seem to be that a city could not be formed or enlarged against the resistance of an occupant of the ground, and that if it grows at all it can only grow as the environment of the occupations that are usually banished to the purlieus.
Page 141 - God hath framed the mind of man as a glass capable of the image of the universal world For knowledge is a double of that which is," said Bacon. According to the pragmatists
Page 63 - becomes an object of public interest and care in order to preserve the strength and vigor of the race. The
Page 11 - existed, a greater theoretical willingness to judge by the individual than by the class, a breezy indifference to authority and a positive predilection for innovation, a marked alertness of mind, and a manifold variety of interest— above all, an inextinguishable hopefulness and courage. It is easy to lay one's finger in America
Page 72 - It is to be remembered that we are dealing with one of the most essential powers of government, one that is least limitable. It may indeed seem harsh in its exercise,
Page 37 - ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but, like the seafaring man on the

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