Transactions of the ... Annual Meeting of the Western Literary Institute, and College of Professional Teachers, Volum 5

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Side 1 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Side 69 - And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things : and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
Side 69 - And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Side 65 - Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Side 239 - Every man that has ever undertaken to instruct others can tell what slow advances he has been able to make, and how much patience it requires to recall vagrant inattention, to stimulate sluggish indifference, and to rectify absurd misapprehension.
Side 48 - Nothing can be politically right that is morally wrong ; and no necessity can ever sanctify a law that is contrary to equity. Virtue is the soul of a Republic. To promote this, laws for the suppression of vice and immorality will be as ineffectual as the increase and enlargement of jails.
Side 223 - On the fifth day of the moon, which according to the custom of my forefathers I always keep holy, after having washed myself and offered up my morning devotions, I ascended the high hills of Bagdad in order to pass the rest of the day in meditation and prayer. As I was here airing myself on the tops of the mountains, I fell into a profound contemplation on the vanity of human life ; and passing from one thought to another, " Surely," said I, " man is but a shadow, and life a dream.
Side 235 - ... not likely to have what is usually termed a command of hand, — a power to execute well — without combining with it a correct idea of the forms of the letters. Execution, then, ought much rather to be the object of the teacher's attention than the mere forms of the letters. The growing taste of a pupil will gradually correct the imperfect, awkward, or fantastic forms he may have given his letters ; but it is not so easy to acquire a masterly command of hand by solitary practice, where the...
Side 33 - The Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers, according to its constitution adapted in 1834, states: "Whereas the Convention of Teachers assembled in Cincinnati, deeply impressed with the importance of organizing their profession in the Valley of the Mississippi, by a permanent association, in order to promote the sacred interests of Education so far as may be confided to their care, by collecting the distant members, advancing their mutual improvement and elevating the profession...

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