Aphorisms and Reflections: Conduct, Culture and Religion

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A. C. McClurg & Company, 1901 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 292 pages
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Page 3 - And, whatever the world thinks, he who hath not much meditated upon God, the human mind, and the summum bonum, may possibly make a thriving earthworm, but will most indubitably make a sorry patriot and a sorry statesman.
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Page 296 - It is decidedly the best and most complete Life of Lincoln that has yet appeared. — Contemporary Review, London. Mr. Arnold succeeded to a singular extent in assuming the broad view and judicious voice of posterity and exhibiting the greatest figure of our time in its true perspective.
Page 67 - No scene is continually and untiringly loved, but one rich by joyful human labour; smooth in field; fair in garden; full in orchard; trim, sweet, and frequent in homestead; ringing with voices of vivid existence. No air is sweet that is silent; it is only sweet when full of low currents of under sound - triplets of birds, and murmur and chirp of insects, and deep-toned words of men, and wayward trebles of childhood.
Page 280 - THOUGH love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, — "'Tis man's perdition to be safe, When for the truth he ought to die.
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