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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
|to say that you have none of those attributes which distinguish men from brutes |
— that you have nothing but this visible ... Surely you do not f Well, then, suppose
the soul that you have, with its wonderful capacities, if it had not to live for ever, if
there was no eternity, why, it is worth making the ... It is worth understanding and
loving those principles which will make a noble, manly, glorious, and virtuous life.
|If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” “In |
every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value?
What is my worth? Yet I believe that ... “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him
away. If he doesn't ... “When the present educational system was set into motion,
women were not a part of the framing or decision making process. As a result, our
|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.
|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
|And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing |
worth ? Job here, in the ... One would wonder how any man can take pleasure in
making all about him afraid of him, yet there are those that do. II. He shews that ...
|men ; Heaven and earth are not/9 like , nor the way to each of them /» like , but it |
may partly be discerned which way men are going, and ... O for a few daiesor
hours more, to make sure of this Om thing, which you should have spent your
lives in making sure of. Will you then think thus, and yet can you now afford to
cast away twenty or thirty years upon Nothing } If Time be worth Nothing, your
Lives are ...
|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.