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Page 90 - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. That is, some books are to. be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Page 203 - ... through a wise and salutary neglect, a generous nature has been suffered to take her own way to perfection; when I reflect upon these effects, when I see how profitable they have been to us, I feel all the pride of power sink, and all presumption in the wisdom of human contrivances melt and die away within me. My rigor relents. I pardon something to the spirit of liberty.
Page 141 - LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN, AND OUR FATHERS THAT BEgat us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies: leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions...
Page 17 - There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Page 202 - Your children do not grow faster from infancy to manhood than they spread from families to communities, and from villages to nations.
Page 43 - None knew him but to love him, None named him but to praise.
Page 22 - But this has been generally the slow result of growth, and not the sudden innovation of theory ; in fact, they had a profound disbelief in theory, and knew better than to commit the folly of breaking with the past. They were not seduced by the French fallacy that a new system of government could be ordered like a new suit of clothes. They would as soon have thought of ordering a new suit of flesh and skin.
Page 74 - The Sun's rim dips; the stars rush out, At one stride comes the dark: With far-heard whisper, o'er the sea, Off shot the spectre-bark.