Culture & Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism : And, Friendship's Garland : Being the Conversations, Letters, and Opinions of the Late Arminius, Baron Von Thunder-ten-Tronckh

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Matthew Arnold
Macmillan, 1883 - Culture - 364 pages
 

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Page 216 - Oh! while along the stream of Time thy name Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame, Say, shall my little bark attendant sail, Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale?
Page 143 - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
Page 21 - But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance ; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the Protestantism of the Protestant religion.
Page 117 - Let no man deceive you with vain words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Page 98 - I ask you whether, the world over or in past history, there is anything like it?
Page 38 - Plenty of people will try to give the masses, as they call them, an intellectual food prepared and adapted in the way they think proper for the actual condition of the masses. The ordinary popular literature is an example of this way of working on the masses.
Page 35 - We all recollect the famous verse in our translation: "Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?" Franklin makes this : " Does your Majesty imagine that Job's good conduct is the effect of mere personal attachment and affection...
Page 24 - Indeed, the strongest plea for the study of perfection as pursued by culture, the clearest proof of the actual inadequacy of the idea of perfection held by the religious organizations — expressing, as I have said, the most widespread effort which the human race has yet made after perfection...
Page 83 - ... persons who are mainly led, not by their class, 'spirit, but by., a general humane spirit, by the love of human perfection...
Page 23 - In the same way let us judge the religious organizations which we see all around us. Do not let us deny the good and the happiness which they have accomplished; but do not let us fail to see clearly that their idea of human perfection is narrow...

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