The Young Man's Gift of Literature, Science, and Morality

Cotesworth Pinckney
J. Buffum, 1851 - 192 páginas

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Página 13 - For the LORD thy GOD bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Página 41 - ... of their redemption, — not a line they wrote, not a word they spoke, could be recalled ; and so they perished, their light went out in darkness, and they were not remembered more than the insects of yesterday.
Página 171 - Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots ? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Página 174 - What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relation left you a legacy. Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.
Página 39 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Página 187 - No good of worth sublime will heaven permit To light on man as from the passing air ; The lamp of genius, though by nature lit, If not protected, pruned, and fed with care, Soon dies or runs to waste with fitful glare...
Página 34 - the small, sweet courtesies of life"— those courtesies in which there is no parade, whose voice is too still to tease, and .which manifest themselves by tender and affectionate looks, and little, kind acts of attention — giving others the preference in every little enjoyment at the table, in the field, walking, sitting or standing. This is the spirit that gives to your time of life and to your sex its sweetest charm.
Página 173 - ... persevere in it. All difficulties are overcome by diligence and assiduity. Be not afraid to work with your own hands, and diligently too. " A cat in gloves catches uo mice." " He who remains in the mill grinds, not he who goes and comes." Attend to your business; never trust to another. " A pot that belongs to many, is ill stirred and worse boiled.
Página 17 - MAN. He has associated his ambition, his interests, and his affections with a party. He prefers, doubtless, that his side should be victorious by the best means, and under the championship of good men ; but rather than lose the victory, he will consent to any means, and follow any man. Thus, with a general desire to be upright, the exigency of his party constantly pushes him to dishonorable deeds. He opposes fraud by craft ; lie, by lie ; slander, by counter-aspersion.
Página 69 - Years may pass over our heads, without affording any opportunity for acts of high beneficence or extensive utility. Whereas not a day passes, but in the common transactions of life, and especially in the intercourse of domestic society, gentleness finds place for promoting the happiness of others, and for strengthening in ourselves the habit of virtue.

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