Lacon, Or, Many Things in Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think

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William Tegg, 1866 - Всего страниц: 352
 

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Стр. 195 - MEN are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say...
Стр. 135 - And the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
Стр. 190 - Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty ; It is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
Стр. 160 - Is there any principle in all nature more mysterious than the union of soul with body; by which a supposed spiritual substance acquires such an influence over a material one, that the most refined thought is able to actuate the grossest matter? Were we empowered, by a secret wish, to remove mountains, or control the planets in their orbit; this extensive authority would not be more extraordinary, nor more beyond our comprehension.
Стр. 338 - I knew that I had crossed the track of a camel that had strayed from its owner, because I saw no mark of any human footstep on the same route...
Стр. xi - That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.
Стр. 338 - I concluded that the animal had lost one tooth, because, wherever it had grazed, a small tuft of herbage was left uninjured in the centre of its bite. As to that which formed the burden of the beast, the busy ants informed me that it was corn on the one side, and the clustering flies that it was honey on the other.
Стр. 5 - He that has never known adversity is but half acquainted with others, or with himself. Constant success shows us but one side of the world. For, as it surrounds us with friends, who will tell us only our merits, so it silences those enemies from whom alone we can learn our defects.
Стр. 97 - It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave than to expend it like a gentleman.
Стр. 135 - In youth, we are looking forward to things that are to come ; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past ; in manhood, although we appear, indeed, to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time.

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