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Page 313 - Is true Freedom but to break Fetters for our own dear sake, And, with leathern hearts, forget That we owe mankind a debt? No! true freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free!
Page 129 - Here's to pure mathematics, and may it never be of any use to anybody ! " But the ambitious young man or woman in Boston who is earning a living, and who is willing to struggle for the increased power and pleasure which come from technical knowledge of one's own calling, has not exhausted his opportunities in the night schools maintained by the city and by private thoughtfulness. There has grown up...
Page 73 - We do not, indeed, expect all men to be philosophers, or statesmen ; but we confidently trust, and our expectation of the duration of our system of government rests on that trust, that by the diffusion of general knowledge, and good and virtuous sentiments, the political fabric may be secure, as well against open violence and overthrow, as against the slow but sure undermining of licentiousness.
Page 14 - State from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, and from denying to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws ; but it adds nothing to the rights of one citizen as against another.
Page 307 - While you labour for any thing below your proper humanity, you seek a happy life in the region of death. Well saith the moral poet:— Unless above himself he can .Erect himself, how mean a thing is man !
Page 306 - What constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate; Not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride; Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No: MEN, high-minded MEN...
Page 306 - Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No: — men, high-minded men, With powers as far above dull brutes endued In forest, brake, or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude — Men who their duties kuow, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain; These constitute a state ; And sovereign law, that state's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate, Site empress, crowning good, repressing...
Page 121 - What, then, is education, and how are we to educate ? For men are not agreed as to what the young should learn either with a view to perfect training or to the best life." Furthermore, into most human lives there is thrust the problem of earning a living. So fierce is human struggle at this age that the earning of a livelihood, if the living is to be a comfortable one, requires the possession on the part of the individual of expertness in some one direction.
Page 71 - We supposed it had always been understood in this state that education, not merely in the rudiments, but in an enlarged sense, was regarded as an important practical advantage to be supplied at their option to rich and poor alike, and not as something pertaining merely to culture and accomplishment to be brought as such within the reach of those whose accumulated wealth enabled them to pay for it.
Page 71 - We content ourselves with the statement that neither in our state policy, in our constitution, nor in our laws, do we find the primary school districts restricted in the branches of knowledge which their officers may cause to be taught, or the grade of instruction that may be given, if their voters consent in regular form to bear the expense and raise the taxes for the purpose.