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" He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is the benefactor of mankind ; but he who obscurely worked to find the laws of such growth is the intellectual superior as well as the greater benefactor of the two. "
Pre-historic Times: As Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and ... - Page 483
by Sir John Lubbock - 1865 - 512 pages
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United States Review and Literary Gazette, Volume 1

1827
...barbarous ; what is the amount of useful knowledge among the mass of the subjects of a despotic regime 9 He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before, is admitted to be a public benefactor ; he who introduces two ideas into a mind, in the place of one,...
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United States Review and Literary Gazette, Volume 1

1827
...barbarous ; what is the amount of useful knowledge among the mass of the subjects of a despotic regime 1 He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before, is admitted to be a public benefactor ; he who introduces two ideas into a mind, in the place of one,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 60

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1862
...fitting tribute to my disinterested devotion to the interests of the human race. If it ¡a true that ' he who makes two blades of grass grow, where one grew before, is a benefactor to mankind,' in how much higher esteem most I be held, who propose to not only double and treble the grass...
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Connecticut Common School Journal, Volumes 1-4

Henry Barnard - Education - 1839
...compared with the actual valuó of the accommodations thus provided. It has been justly said that the man who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before, is a benefactor of his race. In a how much higher sense can this be said, of those who open up fountains of living...
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Journal

1845
...SENATE, our animals while we neglect the improvement of man ? If he ia esteemed a public benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before, is not he a greater, who devises means for doubling the productive power of the mind of a people ? And...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4

1859
...cheaper because it costs less money in the original outlay. If Dean Swift was right in saying that he who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is of more service to mankind than he who takes a city, we should be inclined to rank him hardly second...
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Annual Report of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, Volume 50, Part 1895

Ohio State Board of Agriculture - Agriculture - 1896
...paper, he had one hundred and ten acres in celery, cultivated upon shares by twelve tenants. If he who makes two blades of grass grow where one .grew before, is a public benefactor, then how great is the extent of Mr. Borst's achievement, who made an unproductive...
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The Musical World, Volume 41

Music - 1863
...Madame Sontag, and last and littlest, though not least, her sister, Adelina. LOUD DUNDREARY* The man who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is a benefactor of his species, and the author who introduces a new character is a benefactor to the stag^e. There...
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The Antiquary, Volumes 1-2

Archaeology - 1871
...suffering for want of food, the more densely peopled countries are exactly those in which it is not absolutely, but even relatively most abundant. It...indeed, many who doubt whether happiness is increased by civilization, and who talk of the free and noble savage. But the true savage is neither free nor noble...
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The Antiquarian, Volume 1

Archaeology - 1871
...suffering for want of food, the more densely peopled countries are exactly those in which it is not absolutely, but even relatively most abundant. It...indeed, many who doubt whether happiness is increased by civilization, and who talk of the free and noble savage. But the true savage is neither free nor noble...
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