The Voice of the Scholar: With Other Addresses on the Problems of Higher Education

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Paul Elder, 1903 - 280

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Strona 98 - The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his Lord...
Strona 81 - This must have been the curriculum for their celibates," we may fancy him concluding. " I perceive here an elaborate preparation for many things: especially for reading the books of extinct nations and of co-existing nations (from which indeed it seems clear that these people had very little worth reading in their own tongue); but I find no reference whatever to the bringing up of children. They could not have been so absurd as to omit all training for this gravest of responsibilities. Evidently...
Strona 238 - He cannot help himself. What will you leave for him? Will it be a brain unspoiled by lust or dissipation, a mind trained to think and act, a nervous system true as a dial in its response to the truth about you?
Strona 74 - We infer that as vigorous health and its accompanying high spirits are larger elements of happiness than any other things whatever, the teaching how to maintain them is a teaching that yields in moment to no other whatever.
Strona 159 - Once the great struggle of labor was to supply the necessities of life; now but a small portion of our people are so engaged. Food, clothing, and shelter are common in our country to every provident person, excepting, of course, in occasional accidental cases. The great demand for labor is to supply what may be termed intellectual wants, to which there is no limit, except that of intelligence to conceive. If all the relations and obligations of man were properly understood it would not be necessary...
Strona 74 - ... hinders the discharge of all duties— makes business often impossible, and always more difficult; produces an irritability fatal to the right management of children; puts the functions of citizenship out of the question; and makes amusement a bore. Is it not clear that the physical sins— partly our forefathers' and partly our own —which produce this ill-health, deduct more from complete living than anything else?
Strona 73 - They may be naturally arranged into: 1. Those activities which directly minister to self-preservation; 2. Those activities which, by securing the necessaries of life, indirectly minister to self-preservation; 3. Those activities which have for their end the rearing and discipline of offspring; 4. Those activities which are involved in the maintenance of proper social and political relations; 5. Those miscellaneous activities which make...
Strona 53 - As time goes on the college will disappear, in fact, if not in name. The best will become universities, the others will return to their place as academies.
Strona 113 - ' would found an institution where any person could find instruction in any study." In like spirit the Morrill Act was framed, bringing together all rays of various genius, the engineer, and the psychologist, the student of literature and the student of exact science, '

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