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Side 194 - Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts : nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir...
Side 5 - Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No ! Men, high-minded men, With powers as far above dull brutes endued, In forest, brake or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain, — These constitute a State ; And sovereign law, that State's collected will, • O'er thrones and globes elate Sits empress, crowning good, repressing...
Side 202 - Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Side 8 - A system of general instruction, which shall reach every description of our citizens, from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so shall it be the latest of all the public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest.
Side 201 - God, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son...
Side 5 - What constitutes a state ? Not high-raised battlement, or labored mound, Thick wall, or moated gate ; Not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned ; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride, Nor starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed Baseness wafts perfume to pride. No : Men, high-minded men...
Side 124 - To another, whose earnestness exceeded his knowledge, and was still railing against the Papists, he gave this advice : ' Pray, sir, forbear till you have studied the points better ; for the wise Italians have this proverb : " He that understands amiss concludes worse." And take heed of thinking, the farther you go from the Church of Rome, the nearer you are to God.
Side 375 - Be humble and obedient to your master; for unless yon frame yourself to obey others, yea, and feel in yourself what obedience is, you shall never be able to teach others how to obey you.
Side 12 - State ; and whereas the encouragement of arts and sciences and all good literature tends to the honor of God, the advantage of the Christian religion, and the great benefit of this and the other United States of America...