Incentives to Mental Culture Among Teachers

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Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852 - 33 pagine

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Pagina 3 - Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine ; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Pagina 26 - This operator did his office after a different manner from those of his trade in Europe. He first took my altitude by a quadrant, and then, with rule and compasses, described the dimensions and outlines of my whole body, all which he entered upon paper, and in six days brought my clothes very ill made, and quite out of shape, by happening to mistake a figure in the calculation. But my comfort was, that I observed such accidents very frequent, and little regarded.
Pagina 7 - These are the grand sepulchres built by ambition, — but by the ambition of an insatiable benevolence, which, not contented with reigning in the dispensation of happiness during the contracted term of human life, had strained, with all the reachings and graspings of a vivacious mind, to extend the dominion of their bounty beyond the limits of Nature, and to perpetuate themselves through generations of generations, the guardians, the protectors, the nourishers of mankind.
Pagina 13 - And not a man, for being simply man, Hath any honor; but honor for those honors That are without him, as place, riches, favor, Prizes of accident as oft as merit...
Pagina 30 - It was, as many of you know, in a very humble house in the South Parish that I was born, and from the Common Schools of that Parish, such as they were in 1803 to 1807, I obtained the limited education my parents...
Pagina 8 - And o'er the river hast thou passed, and o'er the mighty sea, And o'er the Alps, the dizzy bridge hath borne thy steps to me ; To look all near upon the bloom my deathless beauty knows, And, face to face, to front the pomp whose fame through ages goes — Gaze on, and touch my relics now ! At last thou standest here, BUT AHT THOU NEARER NOW TO ME, OR I TO THEE MORE NEAR :'
Pagina 24 - ... would do no discredit to a king's palace ! Yet what if a teacher's errors elude being detected by his school ? Such a result cannot be so well for him, as ill for them. His fault escapes exposure, because it is mistaken for an excellence, and will surely be copied more than all his excellences, as being easier to copy. Thus, like an ill-going townclock, he may mislead a whole village. On the other hand, a teacher of genuine culture, totus teres atque rotundus, — factus ad unguem, will by no...
Pagina 3 - And He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor Widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the Treasury : For all they did cast in of their abundance ; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Pagina 14 - To work! What incalculable sources of cultivation lie in that process, in that attempt ; how it lays hold of the whole man, not of a small theoretical calculating fraction of him, but of the whole practical, doing and daring and enduring man ; thereby to awaken dormant faculties, root out old errors, at every step ! He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Pagina 7 - In acknowledgment of the payment of that debt by the generation which preceded me in my native town of Danvers, and to aid in its prompt future discharge, I give to the inhabitants of that town the sum of TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, for the promotion of knowledge and morality among them.

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