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|A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.|
|It does not increase human knowledge, as science does; if anything, it ignores it. |
But it gives man a way to ... “Man is vile, and man makes nothing worth making,
knows nothing worth knowing,” Julian Castle remarks. Bokonon tells us that man
|Edwin Markham has appropriately put this similar thought in his poem, which I |
would like to quote: We are all blind until we see That in the human plan, Nothing
is worth the making if It does not make the man. Why build these cities glorious If
|We are blind until we see That in the human plan Nothing is worth the making If it |
does not make the man Why build these cities, If man unbuilded goes? In vain we
build the world Unless the builder also grows. —Edwin Markham Despite ...
|DON'T GET ABOVE YOUR BUSINESS Young men after they get through their |
business training, or apprenticeship, ... "I will tell you confidentially; I have a
wealthy old aunt, and she will die pretty soon; but if she does not, I expect to find
some ... He does not know the value of it; nothing is worth anything, unless it
|To Make the Most of Yourself and Your Life Darin Penzera ... Without any moral |
values a man can achieve nothing of value. ... The man who acts immorally is
making himself immoral, making himself unable to live a great life. ... For the
morally wise man the divergent path is always there yet he does not take it, does
not even think of taking it, for he knows where the path of the wicked leads to, and
|A man with no Employment, nothing to do, is scarcely a man. The secret of ... It is |
not study, not instruction, not careful moral training, not good parents, nor good
society that makes men. These are means; but ... The grand instrumentality of
man-making is Employment. The world has ... Our men of wealth and character,
of worth and power, have been early bound to some useful Employment. Many of
|worth nothing. And so I go about the world, obedient to the god, and search and |
make enquiry into the wisdom of any one, ... There is another thing: —young men
of the richer classes, who have not much to do, come about me of their own ...
|intimate connections with, they are well worth making acquaintance of; and I do |
not see how you can avoid it, ... For instance, I suppose that neither Lord
Albemarle, nor Marquis de St Germain, would make the least difficulty to present
you to ... If you would be a great man in the world when you are old, shine and be
showish in it while you are young ; know ... Study Marcel and the beau monde
with great application, but read Homer and Horace only when you have nothing
else to do.
|Grew. We do not create the world from nothing and by nothing; we assert an |
eternal God to have been the cfficient cause of it. Bent/ty. ... A most homely
shepherd; a man that from very nothing is grown into an unspeakable estate.
Shakq/þ. ... The charge of making the ground, and otherwise is great, but nothing
to the profit. Bacon: ... Who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing
worth ? Yoh xxiv.