What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
able advance amount animals appear application asked belief body called carried cause century complete conclusion dark determined devoted direct discovered discovery disease distance earth effect electric energy engine established evidence examination existence experiments facts followed force give given half heat human hundred idea important increase influence inquiry insects kind knowledge known later light living Lord matter means measured method miles mind moon motion movements Nature nearly never object observations obtained organic origin pass Pasteur period philosophers plants position possible practical present principle problem produced Prof proved rays reached reason received regarded relation remains remarkable result scientific seen spirit stars success theory things thought thousand true truth universe weather whole
Page 42 - And Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying : " Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod ; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God." And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale.
Page 275 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 13 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education, who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work, that, as a mechanism, it is capable of...
Page 13 - ... whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience; who has learned to love all beauty, whether of Nature or of art, to hate all vileness, and to respect others as himself.
Page 42 - Science seems to me to teach in the highest and strongest manner the great truth which is embodied in the Christian conception of entire surrender to the will of God. Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Page 290 - The heavens declare the glory of God : and the firmament sheweth his handy work. One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another. There is neither speech nor language : but their voices are heard among them. Their sound is gone out into all lands : and their words into the ends of the world.
Page 104 - He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening ye say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.
Page 200 - Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Page 197 - I have already urged, the practice of that which is ethically best — what we call goodness or virtue — involves a course of conduct which, in all respects, is opposed to that which leads to success in the cosmic struggle for existence.
Page 225 - THIS day relenting God Hath placed within my hand A wondrous thing; and God Be praised. At his command, Seeking His secret deeds With tears and toiling breath, I find thy cunning seeds, O million-murdering Death. I know this little thing A myriad men will save. O Death, where is thy sting? Thy victory, O Grave?