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" But the truth is that the knowledge of external nature, and the sciences which that knowledge requires or includes, are not the great or the frequent business of the human mind. Whether we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful... "
The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal - Pagina 85
1780
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 144 pagina’s
...for action or conversation, whether we 5 wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the J religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong ; the next "^ is .an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples wnichTrrray be said to embody truth, and prove by events...
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Methods in Education

Thomas Jefferson McEvoy - 1908 - 446 pagina’s
...provide for action or for conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong ; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind."—Dr. Johnson. (a) It is the appeal for real knowledge which is to be gained through...
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Literary Reviews and Criticisms

Prosser Hall Frye - 1908 - 312 pagina’s
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth, and prove by events...
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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - 1911 - 450 pagina’s
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong ; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth and prove by events the...
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The Humanities in the Education of the Future: And Other Addresses and Papers

William Baxter Owen - 1912 - 187 pagina’s
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth, and prove by events...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 98

1906
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth and prove by events the...
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Advice To A Young Scientist

P. B. Medawar - 2008 - 416 pagina’s
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth, and prove by events...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - 1991 - 312 pagina’s
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth, and prove by events...
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Historical Consciousness: The Remembered Past

John Lukacs - 1968 - 411 pagina’s
...we provide for action or conversation, whether we wish to be useful or pleasing, the first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong, the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind and with those examples which may be said to embody truth, and prove by events the...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

Jack Lynch, John T. Lynch - 2003 - 224 pagina’s
...external nature . . . [is] not the great or frequent business of the human mind . . . The first requisite is the religious and moral knowledge of right and wrong; the next is an acquaintance with the history of mankind, and with those examples which may be said to embody truth and prove by events the...
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