Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quotes

Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quotes: The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method.
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quote: Each man's private conscience ought to be a nice little self-registering thermometer: he ought to carry his moral code incorruptibly and explicitly within himself, and not care what the world thinks. The mass of human beings, however, are not made that way; and many people have been saved from crime or sin by the simple dislike of doing things they would not like to confess ...
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Quotes about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: Some of the men and women who will not say in so many words the thing which is not, will deliberately give a false impression. They are not the servants of truth; they are the parasites of truth.
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Quote about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Sayings: We put [young children] into kindergarten where their reasoning powers are ruined; or, if we can afford it, we buy Montessori outfits that were invented for semi-imbeciles in Italian slums; or we send them to outdoor schools and give them prizes for sleeping.
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Saying: [Science] has challenged the super-eminence of religion; it has turned all philosophy out of doors except that which clings to its skirts; it has thrown contempt on all learning that does not depend on it; and it has bribed the skeptics by giving us immense material comforts.
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Sayings about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: if you are perfectly willing to shock an individual verbally, the next thing you will be doing is to shock him practically.
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Saying about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: ... when you make it a moral necessity for the young to dabble in all the subjects that the books on the top shelf are written about, you kill two very large birds with one stone: you satisfy precious curiosities, and you make them believe that they know as much about life as people who really know something. If college boys are solemnly advised to listen to lectures on prostitution, they will listen; and who is to blame if some time, in a less moral moment, they profit by their information?
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quotes: I have always, privately and humbly, thought it a pity that so good a word [as culture] should go out of the best vocabularies; for when you lose an abstract term, you are apt to lose the thing it stands for.
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quote: Culture' means a long receptivity to things of the mind and the spirit.
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Quotes about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: Successful socialism depends on the perfectibility of man. Unless all, or nearly all, men are high-minded and clear-sighted, it isbound to be a rotten failure in any but a physical sense. Even through it is altruism, socialism means materialism. You can guarantee the things of the body to every one, but you cannot guarantee the things of the spirit to every one; you can guarantee only that the opportunity to seek them shall not be denied to any one who chooses to seek them.
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Quote about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: Every one knows about the young man who falls in love with the chorus-girl because she can kick his hat off, and his sister's friends can't or won't. But the youth who marries her, expecting that all her departures from convention will be as agile or as delightful to him as that, is still the classic example of folly.
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Sayings: The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. You could ignore a subject; no subject is all-inclusive. But a method can plausibly be applied to anything within the field of consciousness.
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Katharine Fullerton Gerould Saying: Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
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Sayings about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: It is not strange that some of our revoltes preach trial marriage: for the only safe way to marry them at all would be on trial. Until you had definitely experienced all the human situations with them, you would have no means of knowing how, in any given situation, they would behave. They might conform about evening-dress, and throw plates between courses; they might be charming to your friends, and ask the waiter to sit down and finish dinner with you. Or they might in all things, little and big, be irreproachable. The point is that you would never know.
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Saying about Katharine Fullerton Gerould: Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give.
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