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Pagina 163 - I think, is a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places...
Pagina 35 - But nothing herein contained shall authorize the Board of Education to exclude the Holy Scriptures without note or comment, or any selections therefrom, from any of the schools provided for by this act; but it shall not be competent for the said Board of Education to decide what version if any of the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment, shall be used in any of the...
Pagina 31 - That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the Truth of the Protestant Religion, or the Divine Authority either of the Old or New Testament, or who shall hold Religious Principles incompatible with the Freedom and Safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any Office or Place of Trust or Profit in the Civil Department, within this State.
Pagina 244 - ... no science could have been chosen more happily calculated than medicine to prepare such a mind as that of Locke for the prosecution of those speculations which have immortalized his name ; the complicated and fugitive, and often equivocal phenomena of disease, requiring in the observer a far greater portion of discriminating sagacity than those of physics, strictly so called; resembling in this respect, much more nearly, the phenomena about which metaphysics, ethics and politics, are conversant.
Pagina 110 - He continued to teach this anti-toga class, as he called it, twice every week, during the session, to the end of his life; and it would not be easy to estimate the amount of good which he thus rendered to his fellow-creatures.
Pagina 360 - The habit of attention being once formed, nothing was left for subsequent years or teachers but the easy task of maintaining it. Was there ever such a comment as this on the practice of hiring cheap teachers becanse the school is young, or incompetent ones becanse it is backward?
Pagina 25 - As belief is almost absolutely requisite to the exciting our passions, : so the passions, in their turn, are very favourable to belief; and not only such facts as convey agreeable emotions, but very often such as give pain, do upon that account become more readily the objects of faith and opinion.
Pagina 357 - About twenty years ago, teachers in Prussia made the important discovery that children have five senses, together with various muscles and mental faculties, all which, almost by a necessity of their nature, must be kept in a state of activity, and which, if not usefully, are liable to be mischievously employed. Subsequent improvements in the art of teaching have consisted in supplying interesting and useful, instead of mischievous occupation, for these senses, muscles, and faculties.
Pagina 350 - Throughout my whole tour, no one principle has been more frequently exemplified than this, — that wherever I have found the best institutions, — educational, reformatory, charitable, penal, or otherwise, — there I have always found the greatest desire to know how similar institutions were administered among ourselves; and where I have found the worst, there I have found most of the spirit of self-complacency, and even an offensive disinclination to hear of better methods.
Pagina 360 - ... 2. I never saw a teacher sitting while hearing a recitation. 3. Though I saw hundreds of schools, and thousands — I think I may say, within bounds, tens of thousands— of pupils, I never saw one child undergoing punishment, or arraigned for misconduct. I never saw one child in tears from having been punished, or from fear of being punished.