Public Opinion, Volume 3

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Public Opinion Company, 1887

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Page 107 - You hear that boy laughing? You think he's all fun. But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done. The children laugh loud as they troop to his call. And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all.
Page 107 - There are three different sorts of contempt. One kind of contempt is, scandalizing the Court itself. There may be likewise a contempt of this Court, in abusing parties who are concerned in causes here. There may be also a contempt of this Court, in prejudicing mankind against persons, before the cause is heard.
Page 207 - ... the conditions of human life 'which would naturally give rise to religious beliefs, customs, and traditions, and then shows how the existence of such a thing as folk-lore is recognized when it is observed that there either exists or has existed, among the least cultured of the inhabitants of all the countries of modern Europe, a vast body of curious beliefs, customs, and narratives which are by tradition handed from generation to generation. These are essentially the property of the least-advanced...
Page 222 - I am in the most entire and hearty sympathy. It is a great many years since, at the outset of my career, I had to think seriously what life had to offer that was worth having. I came to the conclusion that the chief good, for me, was freedom to learn, think, and say what I pleased, when I pleased. I have acted on that conviction, and have availed myself of the "rara temporum felicitas ubi sentire qusB velis, et quae sentias dicere licet...
Page 22 - And if man cou'd have reason, none has more, That made his Paunch so rich and him so poor. With wealth he was not trusted, for...
Page 72 - With the possible exception of Lowell and Matthew Arnold, he was the ablest critical essayist of his time, and the place he has left will not be readily filled. Scarcely inferior to Macaulay in brilliance of diction and graphic portraiture, he was freer from, prejudice and passion, and more loyal to the truth of fact and history. He was a thoroughly honest man. He wrote with conscience always at his elbow, and never sacrificed his real convictions for the sake of epigram and antithesis. He instinctively...
Page 20 - As Kant said, on a like occasion, if anybody can answer that question, he is just the man I want to see. If he says that consciousness cannot exist, except in relation of cause and effect with certain organic molecules, I must ask how he knows that ; and if he says it can, I must put the same question.
Page 66 - for the advancement and prosecution of scientific research in its broadest sense, " now amounts to 26,000. As accumulated income will be available in December next, the trustees desire to receive applications for appropriations in aid of scientific work. This endowment is not for the benefit of any one department of science, but it is the intention of the trustees to give the preference to those investigations...
Page 107 - As I approve of a youth, that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man, that has something of the youth.
Page 19 - So with respect to immortality. As physical science states this problem, it seems to stand thus : " Is there any means of knowing whether the series of states of consciousness, which has been casually associated for threescore years and ten with the arrangement and movements of innumerable millions of successively different material molecules, can be continued, in like association, with some substance which has not the properties of matter and force...

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