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الصفحة 88 - Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone.
الصفحة 9 - And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
الصفحة 150 - The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective practical consequences. What difference would it practically make to anyone if this notion rather than that notion were true? If no practical difference whatever can be traced, then the alternatives mean practically the same thing, and all dispute is idle.
الصفحة 88 - Van Winkle, in Jefferson's play, excuses himself for every fresh dereliction by saying, "I won't count this time!" Well, he may not count it, and a kind Heaven may not count it; but it is being counted none the less. Down among his nerve-cells and fibres the molecules are counting it, registering and storing it up to be used against him when the next temptation comes.
الصفحة 150 - Consider what effects, that might conceivably have practical bearings, we conceive the object of our conception to have. Then, our conception of these effects is the whole of our conception of the object.
الصفحة 88 - I won't count this time!' Well! he may not count it, and a kind Heaven may not count it; but it is being counted none the less. Down among his nerve-cells and fibres the molecules are counting it, registering and storing it up to be used against him when the next temptation comes. Nothing we ever do is, in strict scientific literalness, wiped out.
الصفحة 193 - Palissy ! within thy breast Burned the hot fever of unrest ; Thine was the prophet's vision, thine The exultation, the divine Insanity of noble minds, That never falters nor abates, But labours and endures and waits, Till all that it foresees it finds, Or what it cannot find creates ! town Turn, turn, my wheel!
الصفحة 151 - Human interest, then, is vital to the existence of truth : to say that a truth has consequences and that what has none is meaningless, means that it has a bearing upon some human interest. Its ' consequences ' must be consequences to some one for some purpose. If it is clearly grasped that the ' truth ' with which we are concerned is truth for man and that the
الصفحة 147 - The nineteenth century witnessed an extraordinary increase in our knowledge of the material world, and in our power to make it subservient to our ends; the twentieth century will probably witness a corresponding increase in our knowledge of human nature and in our power to use it for our welfare