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Page 29 - Education, according to the true view of it, is like religion. It seeks the individual that it may bestow upon him in himself, the fullness of its blessing. It strives to perfect the world, by making perfect the individuals who form the world. It strives, therefore, regarding this as its first and foremost work, to give completeness to each one whom it approaches.
Page 3 - Washington as a center in which arc brought together great educational resources, and from which are radiated vast influences upon American life, the first main point is, that it is a permanent or temporary residence of very many leading men upon whom a university might draw for its lecture rooms or council chambers. In Congress, from which most people expect little of the sort, are many who can speak with acknowledged anthority on subjects which every university worthy of the name has to consider.
Page 14 - In such a future, legislative cynicism and corruption, and eventually, perhaps, executive and judicial cynicism and corruption, will be of course; for they will present the only means by which men can adjust their lungs to the moral atmosphere. Shall it not rather be a. capital where, with the higher satisfaction and graces of civilized living, there shall be an atmosphere of thought upon the highest subjects, of work in the most worthy fields, of devotion to the noblest aims ? Such an atmosphere...
Page 14 - Washington is rapidly becoming a great metropolis. It is developing the atmosphere which is to give character to the executive, the judicial, and especially the legislative business of the nation. What shall that atmosphere be? Shall it be made by luxurious millionaires, anxious only for new fields in which to display their wealth...