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Page 72 - Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.
Page 49 - I weigh my words when I say that if the nation could purchase a potential Watt, or Davy, or Faraday, at the cost of a hundred thousand pounds down, he would be dirt-cheap at the money. It is a mere commonplace and everyday piece of knowledge, that what these three men did has produced untold millions of wealth, in the narrowest economical sense of the word.
Page 51 - Yet within the limits of human education and agency, we may say, great men exist that there may be greater men. The destiny of organized nature is amelioration, and who can tell its limits? It is for man to tame the chaos; on every side, whilst he lives, to scatter the seeds of science and of song, that climate, corn, animals, men, may be milder, and the germs of love and benefit may be multiplied.
Page 66 - the height of Rome"; and all history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons.
Page 67 - The promotion of education within the United States of America, without distinction of race, sex, or creed.
Page 87 - Gilchrist (who died in 1841) for the "benefit, advancement and propagation of education and learning in every part of the world as far as circumstances will permit".
Page 23 - I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.
Page 24 - Northumberland, who died 1835, and left £100,000 " to the United States of America, to found at Washington an institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.