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Page 84 - Dry Measure 2 pints (pt.) =1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts = 1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu.) 2150.42 cu.
Page 58 - A poet, or creator, is therefore a person who puts things together, not as a watchmaker steel, or a shoemaker leather, but who puts life into them.
Page 32 - Agathe's simile, namely, that the greatness or smallness of a man is, in the most conclusive sense, determined for him at his birth, as strictly as it is determined for a fruit whether it is to be a currant or an apricot. Education, favorable circumstances, resolution, and industry can do much...
Page 15 - I can prove this if I can prove that; I can prove that if I can prove a third thing; but I can prove that third thing; hence I see my way to proving the first.
Page 58 - ... wholly in the nobleness of the end to which the effort of the painter is addressed. We cannot say that a painter is great because he paints boldly, or paints delicately ; because he generalixes or particularizes ; because he loves detail, or because he disdains it.
Page 54 - Method" that will lead to easy victory in the teaching of arithmetic. There are a few great principles that may well be taken to heart, but any single narrow plan and any single line of material must be looked upon with suspicion.
Page 6 - Three men bought a grindstone 20 inches in diameter. How much of the diameter must each grind off so as to share the stone equally, making no allowance for the eye?
Page 52 - It will be a narrow idea, we shall neglect much that is important, but if we put energy back of it we shall attract attention and will very likely turn out better computers than a poor teacher will who is wise enough to have no "Method," in this narrow sense of the term.
Page 58 - We cannot say that a painter is great because he paints boldly, or paints delicately; because he generalizes or particularizes; because he loves detail, or because he disdains it. He is great if, by any of these j means, he has laid open noble truths, or aroused noble i emotions. It does not matter whether he paitjt the petal...