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LibraryThing Review

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Celotno mnenje

POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A Memoir

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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Celotno mnenje

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Stran 738 - Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, That, to be hated, needs but to be seen : But — seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure — then pity — then embrace.
Stran 1131 - As we become permanent drunkards by so many separate drinks, so we become saints in the moral, and authorities and experts in the practical and scientific spheres, by so many separate acts and hours of work.
Stran 1131 - So with the man who has daily inured himself to habits of concentrated attention, energetic volition, and self-denial in unnecessary things. He will stand like a tower when everything rocks around him and when his softer fellow-mortals are winnowed like chaff in the blast.
Stran 1131 - 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. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar. The drunken Rip Van Winkle, in Jefferson's play, excuses himself for every fresh dereliction by saying, 'I won't count this time...
Stran 1132 - Latin and language the least part of education ; one, who knowing how much virtue, and a well-tempered soul, is to be preferred to any sort of learning or language, makes it his chief business to form the mind of his scholars, and give that a right disposition...
Stran 1129 - There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind, is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent.
Stran 719 - Wisconsin, physiology and hygiene with special reference to the effects of stimulants and narcotics upon the human system...
Stran 866 - York, as their medical department, under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons In the City of New York.
Stran 1131 - Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every day. That is, be systematically ascetic or heroic in little unnecessary points, do every day or two something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
Stran 1089 - The thing to be done was clear : to train selected Negro youth who should go out and teach and lead their people, first by example, by getting land and homes ; to give them not a dollar that they could earn for themselves ; to teach respect for labor, to replace stupid drudgery with skilled hands ; and, to these ends, to build up an industrial system, for the sake not only of self-support and intelligent labor, but also for the sake of character.

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