Rational living ; some practical inferences from modern psychology
Macmillan, 1905 - 271 páginas
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action activity attention become bodily body brain calls character clear close complexity conception concrete connection continually conviction danger decision definite direct duty effect elements emotion emphasis energy ethical experience expression facts fatigue feeling function fundamental give given habits hand happiness highest hold human idea ideal importance individual influence insistence intellectual interests involved James kind less living means mental merely method mind moral nature nervous never object one's organism ourselves paradox pass philosophy physical positive possible practical present principle problem processes Professor psychology rational reality reason recognition relations religious requires rest says seems self-control sense significance simply speak spiritual suggestion sure things thinking thought tion true truth unity volitional whole
Página 180 - Spite of this flesh to-day I strove, made head, gained ground upon the whole!" As the bird wings and sings, Let us cry, "All good things Are ours, nor soul helps flesh more, now, than flesh helps soul!
Página 166 - And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end ; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Página 84 - Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education, whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working day, he may safely leave the final result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking up some fine morning to find himself one of the competent ones of his generation, in whatever pursuit he may have singled out.
Página 165 - And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
Página 82 - For this we must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous to us, as we should guard against the plague.
Página 83 - 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...
Página 166 - If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it be of God, or whether I speak from myself.
Página 84 - 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 fibers the molecules are counting it, registering and storing it up to be used against him when the next temptation comes.
Página 247 - And so the Word had breath, and wrought With human hands the creed of creeds In loveliness of perfect deeds, More strong than all poetic thought; Which he may read that binds the sheaf, Or builds the house, or digs the grave, And those wild eyes that watch the wave In roarings round the coral reef.
Página 21 - There is an everlasting struggle in every mind between the tendency to keep unchanged, and the tendency to renovate, its ideas. Our education is a ceaseless compromise between the conservative and the progressive factors.