The Value of Humanistic, Particularly Classical, Studies as a Training for Men of Affairs: A Symposium from the the Proceedings of the Classical Conference Held at Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 3, 1909 ...

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1909 - 40 Seiten
 

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Seite 5 - ... the circle of their interests. Is it not time we stopped asking indulgence for learning and proclaimed its sovereignty? Is it not time we reminded the college men of this country that they have no right to any distinctive place in any community, unless they can show it by intellectual achievement? That if a university is a place for distinction at all it must be distinguished by the conquests of the mind ? I for my part tell you plainly that that is my motto...
Seite 12 - And that all disputes which might arise in future on the subject of the boundaries of the said United States may be prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared, that the following are and shall be their boundaries...
Seite 10 - ... assured that the works of the English chisel fall not more short of the wonders of the Acropolis, than the best productions of modern pens fall short of the chaste, finished, nervous, and overwhelming compositions of them that "resistless fulmined over Greece.
Seite 10 - Be you assured that the works of the English chisel fall not more short of the wonders of the Acropolis, than the best productions of modern pens fall short of the chaste, finished, nervous, and overwhelming compositions of them that "resistless fulmined over Greece.
Seite 30 - Professor Neff of the University of Chicago regretted the time he spent on Latin and Greek: " I think everyone realizes as he grows older that he has his limitations. I, for one, regret very keenly that I took a great deal of Latin and Greek and did not spend far more time on advanced mathematics and physics. I am, however, not now wasting any time in vain or useless regrets on this account, but simply doing the best I can with the knowledge that I have acquired.
Seite 8 - ... course for a BA degree) make good training for the boy who has chosen a business career. The business man's day- is prosaic, the men he meets are as a rule men of little or no schooling. The business principles he finds are not always in accord with his preconceived ideas of honesty; there...
Seite 7 - What are my resources, now that I have everything that money can buy ? What are my spiritual and intellectual assets ? How can I best spend what is left to me of life?
Seite 6 - Conversation among men, and between men and women, is steadily losing those finer qualities which make an exchange of ideas profitable and uplifting. With the absence of respect for authority, which characterizes the youth of today, we are fast losing that respect for the dignity of our own work which alone can give that work real and lasting value. The foolish attempt to keep abreast of the so-called literature of the day, of those morbid, pseudo-psychological novels, the prying and indelicate memoirs...
Seite 31 - ... discipline, of the exact knowledge and the intelligent performance of a task well understood; second, of the broadening influence of wider human contact through really seeing something of the thought of other peoples; and, third, of having in our possession a useful tool for our science. CR BARNES, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO While I should advise every young man who is going to make a special study of some branch of science to study both Latin and Greek, I should greatly deplore requiring either....
Seite 7 - The great and legitimate aim of a business man is to make money, to provide for himself and his family such luxuries and comforts as his tastes and social standing demand. But when a man has reached the goal of his desires, when he has made his pile and desires to enjoy it, then comes the time for the making of the real and only balance sheet.

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