The Century: A Popular Quarterly, Volume 90

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Scribner & Company, 1915
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Page 144 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 216 - Fear no more the frown o' the great, Thou art past the tyrant's stroke; Care no more to clothe, and eat; To thee the reed is as the oak: The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this, and come to dust.
Page 683 - ... false, the frail — An old young woman with a weasel face, A lying witness waiting in his place, Two ferret lawyers nosing out a case, Reporters questioning a Mexican, Sobbing her silly heart out for her man, Planning to feature her, "lone, desperate, pretty." Yes, call the court. But wait! Let's call the city. Call the community! Call up, call down! Call all the speeding, mad, unheeding town! Call rags and tags, and then call velvet gown!
Page 804 - You cannot be friends at all except upon the terms of honor. We must show ourselves friends by comprehending their interest, whether it squares with our own interest or not.
Page 801 - It is none of my business, and it is none of your business, how long they take in determining it. It is none of my business, and it is none of yours, how they go about the business. The country is theirs. The government is theirs. The liberty, if they can get it, and Godspeed them in getting it, is theirs. And so far as my influence goes while I am President nobody shall interfere with them.
Page 683 - Are you so dull, so deaf and blind indeed, That you mistake the harvest for the seed?" Condemn them for — but stay! Let's call the code — That facile thing they've fashioned to their mode: Smug sophistries that smother and befool, That numb and stupefy; that clumsy thing That measures mountains with a three-foot rule, And plumbs the ocean with a pudding-string — The little, brittle code.
Page 440 - Our experience has taught that the business man in authority is a trustee of various interests, including his own, and if he administers his business so as to conserve and harmonize these interests to the best of his ability, he is...
Page 320 - There are things that intelligence alone is able to seek, but which, by itself, it will never find. These things instinct alone could find; but it will never seek them.
Page 438 - That the firm agrees to this principle of preference, namely, that they will agree to prefer union men in the hiring of new employes, subject to reasonable restrictions, and also to prefer union men in dismissal on account of slack work, subject to a reasonable preference to older employes, to be arranged by the Board of Arbitration, it being understood that all who have worked for the firm six months shall be considered old employes.
Page 801 - I hold it as a fundamental principle, and so do you, that every people has the right to determine its own form of government; and until this recent revolution in Mexico, until the end of the Diaz reign, eighty per cent, of the people of Mexico never had a "look in" in determining who should be their governors or what their government should be.

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