A New Life in Education

American Sunday school union, 1894 - 288 sider

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Side 35 - Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. Religion is much more necessary in the republic which they set forth in glowing colors, than in the monarchy which they attack; it is more needed in democratic republics than in any others. How is it possible that society should escape destruction, if the moral tie be not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? and what can be done with a people who are their own masters, if they be not submissive to the Deity?
Side 265 - ... are twin-sisters, and the separation of either from the other is sure to prove the death of both. Science prospers exactly in proportion as it is religious; and religion flourishes in exact proportion to the scientific depth and firmness of its basis. The great deeds of philosophers have been less the fruit of their intellect than of the direction of that intellect by an eminently religious tone of mind. Truth has yielded herself rather to their patience, their love, their single-heartedness,...
Side 203 - ... as to a consciousness of his own knowledge or ignorance : he takes a vague impression for a definite one, an imperfect notion for one that is full and complete, and in this way he is continually deceiving himself.
Side 182 - If I could be taken back into boyhood to-day, and had all the libraries and apparatus of a university with ordinary routine professors offered me on the one hand, and on the other a great, luminous, rich-souled man, such as Dr. Hopkins was twenty years ago, in a tent in the woods alone, I should say give me Dr. Hopkins for my college course rather than any university with only routine professors.
Side 279 - Woman, believe me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. God is a spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Side 201 - State itself. The intellectual training was not for a moment underrated, and the machinery of the school was left to have its own way ; but he looked upon the whole as bearing on the advancement of the one end of all instruction and education; the boys were still treated as schoolboys, but as schoolboys who must grow up to be Christian men : whose age did not prevent their faults from being sins...
Side 199 - ... devote your time to it, and then you find that it is in itself full of interest, and keeps life's current fresh and wholesome by bringing you in such perpetual contact with all the spring of youthful liveliness. I should say, have your pupils a good deal with you, .and be as familiar with them as you possibly can. I did this continually more and more before I left Laleham, going to bathe with them, leaping and all other gymnastic exercises within my capacity, and sometimes sailing or rowing with...
Side 278 - Csesar, and the dead pause which followed, as if the acts had just been committed in his very presence. No expression of his reverence for a high standard of Christian excellence could have been more striking than the almost involuntary expressions of admiration which broke from him whenever mention...
Side 218 - Those miscellaneous activities which make up the leisure part of life, devoted to the gratification of the tastes and feelings.
Side 200 - Nor were any thoughts so bitter to him, as those suggested by the innocent faces of little boys as they first came from home — nor any expressions of his moral indignation deeper, than when he heard of their being tormented or tempted into evil by their companions. " It is a most touching thing to me...

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