Musical Mosaics

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 144 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1889 Excerpt: ... 572. Might I give counsel to any young hearer, I would say to him: "Try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and life that is the most wholesome society. Learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what the good men admired; they admired good things, while narrow spirits always admire basely and worship meanly."--William M. Thackeray. 573. It has seemed to me that the highest range of human talent is distinguished, not by the power of doing well any one particular thing, but by the power of doing well anything which we resolutely determine to do.--Francis Wayland. 574. It is a shame not to have been educated; for he who has received an education differs from him who has not, as the living does from the dead.--Aristotle. 575. It is clear that in whatever it is our duty to act, those matters also it is our duty to study.--Thomas Arnold. 576. It is clearly the law of our nature, that the triumphs of intellect are to be gained only by laborious thought, and by the gains of one generation being made the starting-point for the acquisition of the next.--Duke of Argyll. 577. It is only the superior men in a science, or in an art, those who have sounded all its depths, and have carried it to its farthest limits, who are capable of composing such elementary treatises as are desirable.--Arbogast. 578. Whoever wishes to study with success, must exercise himself in these, three things: in getting clear views of a subject; in fixing in his memory what he has understood; and in producing something from his own resources.--Agricola. 579. Always trust, therefore, for the overcoming of a difficulty, not to long-continued study after you have once got bewildered, but to repeated trials, at intervals.--Francis Bacon. 580. Comprehension, in fa...

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