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Pagina 39 - the thoughts of men are " widened with the process of the suns," but that there are recurring cycles of improvement and decay.
Pagina 105 - I never satisfy myself until I can make a mechanical model of a thing. If I can make a mechanical model I can understand it. As long as I cannot make a mechanical model all the way through, I cannot understand, and that is why I cannot get the electromagnetic theory.
Pagina 108 - If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant — I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we, here in Europe, we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of one Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw...
Pagina 93 - Mining Camps, a Study in American Frontier Government, by Charles Howard Shinn, А.
Pagina 32 - ... such sort that the worship of the true God declined, it chanced that two Scots from Ireland lighted with the British merchants on the coast of Gaul, men learned without compare, as well in secular as in sacred writings ; who, since they...
Pagina 39 - Mathematics have steadily advanced from the time of the Greek geometers. Nothing is lost or wasted ; the achievements of Euclid, Archimedes and Apollonius are as admirable now as they were in their own days. Descartes' method of co-ordinates is a possession forever.
Pagina 31 - These are, as it were, the rivers of whom we ask how much water they have carried to the ocean. Civilization is, as it were, the grand emporium of a people, in which all its wealth — all the elements of its life — all the powers of its existence are stored up.
Pagina 108 - I should point to India. If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant — I should point to India.
Pagina 33 - This therefore they declared they had for sale, since they saw the people to traffic not in gifts but in saleable things, so that they thus might either urge them to purchase wisdom like other goods or, as the events following show, turn them by such declaration to wonder and astonishment. At length their cry being long continued was brought by certain that wondered at them or deemed them mad, to the ears of Charles the king, always a lover and most desirous of wisdom: who, when he had called them...
Pagina 34 - Do they show aptitude for mercantile, administrative, or editorial life? Do they acquit themselves with credit in the public service? Do the books they write find publishers? Do they win repute among those who have added to the sum of human knowledge? Have they the power of enjoying literature, music, art? Can they apply the lessons of history to the problems of our day? Are they always eager to enlarge their knowledge? Do they become conservative members of society, seeking for progress by steady...