Orators of continental Europe

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Mayo Williamson Hazeltine
P.F. Collier, 1903

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Page 307 - And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so ? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil : but if well, why smitest thou me?
Page 316 - Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and 1 will give you rest.
Page 308 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth : I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Page 44 - But though they, who become penitents, and tear themselves from the vanities of the world, make self the object of thought, yet they must avoid an excessive and unquiet occupation with themselves, such as would trouble, and embarrass, and retard them in their progress. Dwelling too much upon self, produces in weak minds useless scruples and superstition, and in stronger minds a presumptuous wisdom. Both are contrary to true simplicity, which is free and direct, and gives itself up, without reserve...
Page 365 - If it may be doubted, whether beasts compound and enlarge their ideas that way, to any degree: this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes; and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to.
Page 373 - You are twentyfive millions of men, endowed with active, splendid faculties; possessing a tradition of glory the envy of the nations of Europe. An immense future is before you ; you lift your eyes to the loveliest heaven, and around you smiles the loveliest land in Europe ; you are encircled by the Alps and the sea, boundaries traced out by the finger of God for a. people of giants, you are bound to be such, or nothing. Let not a man of that...
Page 364 - Where, then, is the difference between brute and man? What is it that man can do, and of which we find no signs, no rudiments, in the whole brute world? I answer without hesitation: The one great barrier between the brute and man is language. Man speaks, and no brute has ever uttered a word. Language is our Rubicon, and no brute will dare to cross it.
Page 403 - Rome, who, with an earnest word of selfconscious majesty, controlled the condition of the world and arrested mighty kings in their ambitious march, thus, full of admiration and of reverence, I stand before you, legislators of the new Capitol that glorious hall of your people's collective majesty. The Capitol of old yet stands, but the spirit has departed from it and come over (403) to yours, purified by the air of liberty.
Page 371 - God and the People. God at the summit of the social edifice; the people, the universality of our brethren, at the base. God, the Father and Educator ; the people, the progressive interpreter of his law.
Page 106 - Even if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him, so Voltaire said 'si dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait 1'inventer.

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