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Making Life Worth While: A Book on Health and More (Classic Reprint)
Herbert Wescott Fisher
No preview available - 2016
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Page 55 - Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing." "A slow sort of a country!" said the Queen. "Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
Page 230 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 92 - Medicine, sometimes impertinently, often ignorantly, often carelessly called "allopathy," appropriates everything from every source that can be of the slightest use to anybody who is ailing in any way, or like to be ailing from any cause. It learned from a monk how to use antimony, from a Jesuit how to cure agues, from a friar how to cut for stone, from a soldier how to treat gout, from a sailor how to keep off scurvy, from a postmaster how to sound the Eustachian tube, from a dairy-maid how to prevent...
Page 273 - His life was gentle; and the elements So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, This was a man!
Page 277 - The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Page 153 - In that enormous column of thirty thousand, the first who dropped out were not the tall men, or the short men, or the big men, or the little men— they were the drinkers, and they dropped out as clearly as if they had been labelled with a big letter on their backs.
Page 275 - ... features — features of the true antique pattern, almost obsolete in modern faces — seen in the strong, square bridge of his nose, his high arching brows, and the absence of all bulging in his forehead, a face approximating in type to the statued Greek. He does not mean intellect merely, but life : and one feels that he must arrive at his results rather by sympathy and absorption than by hard intellectual processes ; by the effluence of power rather than by direct and total application of...
Page 168 - ... .what they are pleased to call 'moderate' quantities of alcohol." Similarly, Dr. Welch declares that "alcoholic diseases are certainly not limited to persons recognized as drunkards. Instances have been recorded in increasing numbers in recent years of the occurrence of diseases of the circulatory, renal, and nervous systems, reasonably or positively attributable to the use of alcoholic liquors, in persons who never became really intoxicated and were regarded by themselves and by others as
Page 12 - ... teeth irregularly brushed; stuffy sleepingrooms; living-rooms excessively upholstered; carpets full of dust; domestic atmosphere at once motionless, furnace-dried, and kept at high temperature; clothing impervious to sun and air; insufficient baths ; insufficient exercise ; late hours ; overwork; overeating; underdrinking (of water) ; eating and drinking together, instead of separately; and patent medicines; not to mention, in the case of woman, the strangling of her vital organs by the stylish...
Page 175 - ... suffering, vice, crime, lunacy, disease, and death, not only in the case of those who take such beverages, but in the case of others who are unavoidably associated with them, we feel warranted, nay, compelled to urge the general adoption of total abstinence from all intoxicating liquors as beverages, as the surest, simplest and quickest method of removing the evils which necessarily result from their use. Such a course is not only universally safe, but is also natural. We believe that such an...