Man and Civilization ...

Columbia University Press, 1926 - 117 Seiten

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Seite 53 - It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are 135 living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
Seite 42 - Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one...
Seite 152 - I had gone to take a walk on a fine Sabbath afternoon. I had entered the Green by the gate at the foot of Charlotte Street, and had passed the old washing-house. I was thinking upon the engine at the time, and had gone as far as the herd's house, when the idea came into my mind that as steam was an elastic body it would rush into a vacuum, and if a communication were made between the cylinder and an exhausted vessel, it would rush into it, and might be there condensed without cooling the cylinder.
Seite 108 - Active, persistent, and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it, and the further conclusions to which it tends, constitutes reflective thought.
Seite 40 - In the progress of society, philosophy or speculation becomes, like every other employment, the principal or sole trade and occupation of a particular class of citizens. Like every other employment too, it is subdivided into a great number of different branches...
Seite 43 - Some of us, indeed, are inclined to think that it is a kind of disease which the various races of man have to pass through— as children pass through measles or whooping cough; but if it is a disease, there is this serious consideration to be made, that while History tells us of many nations that have been attacked by it, of many that have succumbed to it, and of some that are still in the throes of it, we know of no single case in which a nation has fairly recovered from and passed through it to...
Seite 48 - I teach you the superman. Man is something that is to be surpassed. What have ye done to surpass man? All beings hitherto have created something beyond themselves: and ye want to be the ebb of that great tide, and would rather go back to the beast than surpass man? What is the ape to man? A laughing-stock, a thing of shame. And just the same shall man be to the Superman: a...
Seite 189 - To the broody hen the notion would probably seem monstrous that there should be a creature in the world to whom a nestful of eggs was not the utterly fascinating and precious and never-to-be-too-much-sat-upon object which it is to her. "Thus we may be sure that, however mysterious some animals' instincts may appear to us, our instincts will appear no less mysterious to them.
Seite 104 - To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
Seite 24 - Where the dark mist curtains the doorway The path to which is on the rainbow Where the zigzag lightning stands high on top, Where the he-rain stands high on top, Oh male divinity!

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