Tufts College Graduate, Volumes 5-6

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Tufts College, 1908
 

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Page 61 - In the United States a man builds a house to spend his latter years in it, and he sells it before the roof is on: he plants a garden, and lets it just as the trees are coming into bearing: he brings a field into tillage, and leaves other men to gather the crops: he embraces a profession, and gives it up: he settles in a place, which he soon afterwards leaves, to carry his changeable longings elsewhere.
Page 140 - But the achievement of Christ, in founding by his single will and power a structure so durable and so universal, is like no other achievement which history records.
Page 135 - Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Page 64 - Nation; and they expect as a people that "to-morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant." Nor does democracy endure simply because people think it a good thing.
Page 67 - Nowhere in the world is presented a government of so much liberty and equality. To the humblest and poorest amongst us are held out the highest privileges and positions. The present moment finds me at the White House, yet there is as good a chance for your children as there was for my father's.
Page 64 - Maine, in 1880, after proving to his own satisfaction that American government was a kind of plagiarism of English government, went on to deplore its downfall. Mr. Lecky, a more genial spirit, was nevertheless convinced that democracy had not established itself anywhere as a permanent form of government. When all these dangers have been examined, there is still hope of the permanence of American democracy, because three centuries of experience have shown that there are national ideals stronger than...
Page 67 - ... service ; increased mutual dependence of man on man, and therewith a growing sense of brotherhood and unity ; the greater hopefulness and cheerfulness of men's outlook on man, the earth, the universe, and God; and finally, the changing objects and methods of religion and its institutions.
Page 67 - Government must be preserved in spite of the acts of any man or set of men. It is worthy of your every effort. Nowhere in the world is presented a Government of so much liberty and equality. To the humblest and poorest among us, are held out the highest privileges and positions.
Page 67 - But this government must be preserved, in spite of the acts of any man or set of men. It is worthy your every effort. Nowhere in the world is presented a government of so much liberty and equality. To the humblest and poorest amongst us are held out the highest privileges and positions. The present moment finds me at the White House, yet there is as good a chance for your children as there was for...
Page 126 - Let intellectual and spiritual culture progress, and the human mind expand, as much as it will; beyond the grandeur and the moral elevation of Christianity, as it sparkles and shines in the gospels, the human mind will not advance.

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