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Page 195 - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Page 197 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Page 198 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes : but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Page 55 - ... the power of conduct, the power of intellect and knowledge, the power of beauty, and the power of social life and manners...
Page 288 - We can hardly at the present day understand what Menander meant, when he told a man who inquired as to the progress of his comedy that he had finished it, not having yet written a single line, because he had constructed the action of it in his mind. A modern critic would have assured him that the merit of his piece depended on the brilliant things which arose under his pen as he went along.
Page 291 - These other excellences were his fundamental excellences as a poet ; what distinguishes the artist from the mere amateur, says Goethe, is Architectonic^ in the highest sense ; that power of execution, which creates, forms, and constitutes : not the profoundness of single thoughts, not the richness of imagery, not the abundance of illustration.
Page 9 - I must say from all accounts, and my own observations, that the state of our fellow-countrymen in the parts I have named is worse than that of any people in the world, let alone Europe. I believe that these people are made as we are, that they are patient beyond belief, loyal, but at the same time broken-spirited and desperate, living on the verge of starvation in places where we would not keep our cattle.
Page 8 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...