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" We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas ; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate. "
Walden - Seite 84
von Henry David Thoreau - 1882 - 357 Seiten
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1906
...from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at ; as railroads lead to Boston...communicate. Either is in such a predicament as the Lman who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and...
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Shadows and Realities

Albert Gehring - 1912 - 104 Seiten
...distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end . . . We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate . . . We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the old world some weeks nearer to the new;...
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1920 - 464 Seiten
...Ruskin's distrust of civilization, had said something very similar to this in his Woiden (published 1854): "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate." Are you the better for what she replied? If not, you have only wasted an all-around-the-world's length...
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Establish a Select Senate Committee on Technology and the Human Environment ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Government Operations - 1967 - 409 Seiten
...technology alone will not bring about human understanding. Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "We are in such great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from...Texas. But Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing to communicate." In the 21st century, when the world stands listening, what will it hear? It will not...
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Tax Subsidies and Tax Reforms: Hearings Before ..., 92-2, July 19, 20, and ...

United States. Congress. Economic Joint Committee - 1973 - 295 Seiten
...from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at ; as railroads lead to Boston...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. * * * One says to me, "I wonder that you do not lay up money ; you love to travel ; you might take...
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Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan

Daniel J. Czitrom - 1982 - 254 Seiten
...illusory modern improvement rather than a positive advance, "an improved means to an unimproved end. . . . We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...it may be, have nothing important to communicate. . . . We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the old world some weeks nearer to the new;...
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Literature in the Education of the Military Professional

Donald Ahern, Robert Shenk - 1984 - 107 Seiten
...college-educated person. Thoreau had spoken of the same issue earlier in America, of course, when he said, "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph...Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate."1 By 1880, though, the Victorian populace had become so enthralled by the telegraph and...
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: e. systemat. Übers. d ..., Band 1

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 721 Seiten
...Henry David Thoreau, „are... but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at - as railroads lead to Boston...it may be, have nothing important to communicate" (1854; zit. Ausg. 1916, 45; vgl. das Zitat im 53. Kap.). Ob John Ruskin das Buch des amerikanischen...
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Making America: The Society & Culture of the United States

Luther S. Luedtke - 1992 - 554 Seiten
...was there — especially when conquest enslaves people to the monied system that it in turn creates. "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas," he noted, as he pondered whether Maine and Texas had anything to say to each other. Walt Whitman also...
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The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade ...

Martin Luther King, Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Peter Holloran, Penny A. Russell - 1992 - 673 Seiten
...from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York." 1959 all races and nationalities. Therefore, we cannot aim merely to be good Negro teachers, good Negro...
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