The Free Man and the Soldier: Essays on the Reconciliatin of Liberty and Discipline

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C. Scribner's sons, 1916 - 237 oldal

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196. oldal - Wherefore let us examine, watch, observe and inspect our own hearts, for we ourselves are our greatest flatterers : we should every night call ourselves to an account, what infirmity have I mastered ? What passion opposed ? What temptation resisted ? What virtue acquired ? Our vices will abate of themselves, if they be brought every day to the shrift.
171. oldal - It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
113. oldal - O, what a fall was there, my countrymen ! Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us. O, now you weep ; and, I perceive, you feel The dint of pity : these are gracious drops. Kind souls, what weep you, when you but behold Our Caesar's vesture wounded ? Look you here, Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with traitors.
69. oldal - That mankind are not infallible; that their truths, for the most part, are only half-truths; that unity of opinion, unless resulting from the fullest and freest comparison of opposite opinions, B not desirable, and diversity not an evil, but a good...
33. oldal - Is it not natural, then, that marriage, which plays such an important part in the life of the individual, as well as in that of the people, should be ascribed to a wise and powerful ruler, or to direct divine intervention ? With notions of this kind science has nothing to do.
50. oldal - Whenever a single definite object is made the supreme end of the State, be it the advantage of a class, the safety or the power of the country, the greatest happiness of the greatest number, or the support of any speculative idea, the State becomes for the time inevitably absolute.
69. oldal - As it is useful that while mankind are imperfect there should be different opinions, so is it that there should be different experiments of living; that free scope should be given to varieties of character, short of injury to others; and that the worth of different modes of life should be proved practically, when any one thinks fit to try them.
185. oldal - ... what they've got. All I know is that it is tough to get along on $33 a week." Jim is right about a lot of things. It is going to be tough to live on $33 a week in 1943. But Jim's dead wrong on one thing. It is going to make a lot of difference to him what kind of taxes are levied to pay for the war. And it is going to make a lot of difference to the country, too. He is wrong, too, about paying for the war through borrowing. It could be done; but he would be one of the first to suffer. Our financial...
202. oldal - I am inclined to think that my author was right; that the real end which Americans set before themselves is Acceleration. To be always moving, and always moving faster, that they think is the beatific life; and with their happy detachment from philosophy and speculation, they are not troubled by the question, Whither? If they are asked by Europeans, as they sometimes are, what is the point of going so fast ? their only feeling is one of genuine astonishment. Why, they reply, you go fast! And what...
174. oldal - Thoughts are the precious seeds of which our universities should be the botanical gardens. Beware when God lets loose a thinker on the world — either Carlyle or Emerson said that — for all things then have to rearrange themselves. But the thinkers in their youth are almost always very lonely creatures. 'Alone the great sun rises and alone spring the great streams.

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