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|I. The Work Of The Teacher|
Education is a group enterprise. We establish schools in which we seek
to develop whatever capacities or abilities the individual ma...
|Ii. Original Nature, The Capital With Which Teachers Work|
After deciding upon the aims of education, the goals towards which all
teaching must strive, the fundamental question to be answered...
|Iii. Attention And Interest In Teaching|
Attention is a function of consciousness. Wherever consciousness is,
attention must perforce be present. One cannot exist without th...
|Iv. The Formation Of Habits|
Habit in its simplest form is the tendency to do, think, or act as one
has done, thought, or acted in the past. t is the tendency to...
|V. How To Memorize|
There is no sharp distinction between habit and memory. Both are
governed by the general laws of association. They shade off into ea...
|Vi. The Teacher's Use Of The Imagination|
magination is governed by the same general laws of association which
control habit and memory. n these two former topics the emphasi...
|Vii. How Thinking May Be Stimulated|
The term "thinking" has been used almost as loosely as the term
"imagination," and used to mean almost as many different things. Eve...
|Viii. Appreciation, An Important Element In Education|
Appreciation belongs to the general field of feeling rather than that of
knowing. The element which distinguishes appreciation from ...
|Ix. The Meaning Of Play In Education|
All human activity might be classified under three heads,--play, work,
and drudgery,--but just what activities belong under each hea...
|X. The Significance Of Individual Differences For The Teacher|
t has been indicated here and there throughout the previous chapters
that, despite the fact that there are certain laws governing th...
|Xi. The Development Of Moral Social Conduct|
Morality has been defined in many ways. t has been called "a regulation
and control of immediate promptings of impulses in conformit...
|Xii. Transfer Of Training|
Formal discipline or transfer of training concerns itself with the
question as to how far training in one subject, along one line,
|Xiii. Types Of Classroom Exercises|
The exercises which teachers conduct in their classrooms do not commonly
involve a single type of mental activity. t is true, howeve...
|Xiv. How To Study|
The term study has been used very loosely by both teachers and children.
As used by teachers it frequently meant something very diff...
_Tis a gift to be simple
Tis a gift to be free,
Tis a gift to come down
Where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves
In a plac...
| How I Became A Hygienist|
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Doctors.  In the matter of disease and healing, the people have
been treated as serfs. The ...
| The Nature And Cause Of Disease|
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Toxemia.  "Toxemia is the basic cause of all so-called diseases.
In the process of tissue-b...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Cure.  There is no "cure" for disease; fasting is not a cure.
Fasting facilitates natural h...
| Colon Cleansing|
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Autointoxication.  the accumulations on the bowel wall become a
breeding ground for unhealt...
| Diet And Nutrition|
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Food.  Life is a tragedy of nutrition. In food lies 99.99% of the
causes of all diseases an...
| Vitamins And Other Food Supplements|
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Vitamins.  The staple foods may not contain the same nutritive
substances as in former time...
| The Analysis Of Disease States: Helping The Body Recover|
From the Hygienic Dictionary
Diagnosis.  In the United States, making a diagnosis implies that
you are a doctor duly lic...
| The Aim|
At the beginning a misconception must be removed from the path.
Many people, if not most, look on literary taste as an elegant accompl...
| Education Of The Natural Faculties.|
Every man stamps his value on himself.--Schiller
No capital earns such interest as personal culture.--President El...
We get out of Nature what we carry to her.--Katherine Hagar
Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn ...
Love makes obedience easy.--T. Watson
The education of the will is the object of our existence.--Emerson
Truth lies at the bottom of the well.--Old Proverb
Candor looks with equal fairness at both sides of a subject.
Gratitude is the music of the heart.--Robert South.
The best way of recognizing a benefit is never to forget it.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health.--Addison
Give us, oh give us, the man who sings at his work.--Carlyle...
| The Love Of The Beautiful.|
The beautiful can never die.--Kingsley
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.--Keats
The love of beauty is an esse...
| The Loye Of Knowledge.|
Knowledge is the eye of the soul.--T. Watson
Common sense is knowledge of common things.--M. C. Peters
It is no...
| The First Transition Period.|
The child is father of the man.--Wordsworth
Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.--Chesterfield
Genius is nothing but labor and diligence.--Hogarth.
Know something of everything and everything of something.
Hope without an object cannot live.--Coleridge
Have an aim in life, or your energies will all be wasted.
Success grows out of struggles to overcome difficulties.--Smiles
He who follows two hares is sure to catch neither...
Self-mastery is the essence of heroism.--Emerson
He who reigns within himself is more than a king.--Milton
Every noble work is at first impossible.--Carlyle
Victory belongs to the most persevering.--Napoleon
One to-day is worth two to-morrows.--Franklin
Whilst we are considering when we are to begin, it is often too late...
Truth needs no color, beauty no pencil.--Shakespeare
An honest man's the noblest work of God.--Pope
The basis o...
Conduct is three fourths of life.--Matthew Arnold
There is no policy like politeness.--Magoon
Life is not so sh...
Self-denial is the essence of heroism.--Emerson
True self-denial involves personal sacrifice for the good of other...
Above all things reverence yourself.--Pythagoras
No one can disgrace us but ourselves.--J. G. Holland
Conscientiousness is the underlying granite of life.--Sir Walter Raleigh
When love of praise takes the place of pr...
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.--Bulwer
Enthusiasm is the fundamental quality of strong souls.--Carlyle
The best hearts are always the bravest.--Sterne
In noble souls, valor does not wait for years.--Corneille
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to Heaven.
Humility is the true cure for many a needless heartache.--A. Montague
It is easy to look down on others; to look d...
Faithfulness is the soul of goodness.--J. S. White
That which we love most in men and women is faithfulness.--S. B...
| The Second Teansition Period.|
It is the pushing fellows who get well to the front.--William Black
The tricky, underhanded individual pays higher...
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty.--C. Simmons
Without method, little can be done to any good purpose.--Ma...
Reverence is the crown of moral manhood.--C. Kingsley
No man of sound nature ever makes a mock of reverence.--T. T...
Sentiment is nothing but thought blended with feeling.--J. F. Clarke
Sentiment takes part in the shaping of all de...
The path of duty is the way to glory.--Tennyson
A sense of duty pursues us ever and everywhere.--Webster
Rum will brutalize the manliest man in Christendom.-J. B. Gough
Rum excites all that is bad, vicious, and criminal...
The noblest motive is the public good.--Virgil
The one best omen is to fight for fatherland.--Homer
Keep out of the crowd, if you have to get above it.--M. C Peters
The freedom of the mind is the highest form of in...
| The Ideal Man.|
From the lowest depth there is a path to the highest height.--Carlyle.
A man seldom loses the respect of others un...
| What Constitutes Good Citizenship.|
A great nation is made only by worthy citizens.--Charles Dudley Warner
Nothing is politically right that is morall...
| The Citizen And The Home.|
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.--Anon
The fireside is the seminary of the nation.--Goodrich
| The Citizen And The Community.|
Municipal government should be entirely divorced from party politics.
| The Citizen And The Nation.|
Love your country and obey its laws.--Noah Porter
The sum of individual character makes national character.--E. C....
| A Prayer|
| The Field For Special Articles|
ORIGIN OF SPECIAL ARTICLES. The rise of popular magazines and of
magazine sections of daily newspapers during the last thirty years ...
| Preparation For Special Feature Writing|
QUALIFICATIONS FOR FEATURE WRITING. To attain success as a writer of
special feature articles a person must possess at least four
| Finding Subjects And Material|
SOURCES OF SUBJECTS. "What shall I write about?" is the first question
that inexperienced writers ask their literary advisers. "If y...
| Appeal And Purpose|
ANALYZING THE SUBJECT. When from many available subjects a writer is
about to choose one, he should pause to consider its possibilit...
| Types Of Articles|
METHODS OF TREATMENT. After choosing a subject and formulating his
purpose, a writer is ready to consider methods of treatment. Agai...
| Writing The Article|
VALUE OF A PLAN. Just as a builder would hesitate to erect a house
without a carefully worked-out plan, so a writer should be loath ...
| How To Begin|
IMPORTANCE OF THE BEGINNING. The value of a good beginning for a news
story, a special feature article, or a short story results fro...
STYLE DEFINED. Style, or the manner in which ideas and emotions are
expressed, is as important in special feature writing as it is i...
| Titles And Headlines|
IMPORTANCE OF HEAD AND TITLE. Headlines or titles, illustrations, and
names of authors are the three things that first catch the eye...
| Preparing And Selling The Manuscript|
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD MANUSCRIPT. After an article has been carefully
revised, it is ready to be copied in the form in which it will be...
| Photographs And Other Illustrations|
VALUE OF ILLUSTRATIONS. The perfecting of photo-engraving processes for
making illustrations has been one of the most important fact...
| An Outline For The Analysis Of Special Feature Articles|
I. SOURCES OF MATERIAL
1. What appears to have suggested the subject to the writer?
2. How much of the article was based on ...
| Teach Children Love Of Art Through Storytelling|
"----And so," ended the story, "St. George slew the dragon."
A great sigh, long drawn and sibilant, which for the...
| Where Girls Learn To Wield Spade And Hoe|
To go to school in a potato patch; to say one's lessons to a farmer; to
study in an orchard and do laboratory work in a greenhouse--th...
| Boys In Search Of Jobs|
BY RAYMOND G. FULLER
One morning lately, if you had stood on Kneeland street in sight of the
entrance of the...
| Girls And A Camp|
(_New York Evening Post_)
NOW IT IS THAT MANY COVEYS OF STUDENTS ARE HEADED TOWARD LAKE AND
MOUNTAIN--JUST HOW IT PAYS
With the ...
| Your Porter|
BY EDWARD HUNGERFORD
He stands there at the door of his car, dusky, grinning,
immaculate--awaiting your pleasure. He steps forward ...
| The Gentle Art Of Blowing Bottles|
And the Story of How Sand is Melted into Glass
BY F. GREGORY HARTSWICK
Remedies for our manifold ills; the refreshment that our inf...
| The Neighborhood Playhouse|
A GIFT TO THE EAST SIDE--HOW THE SETTLEMENT WORK OF MISSES IRENE AND
ALICE LEWISOHN HAS CULMINATED AT LAST IN A REAL THEATRE--ITS ATTR...
| The Singular Story Of The Mosquito Man|
BY HELEN BULLITT LOWRY
"Now you just hold up a minute"--the bungalow-owner waved an indignant
hand at the man in the little car c...
| A County Service Station|
WHERE NEW YORK FARMERS GET HELP IN THEIR FRUIT GROWING AND MARKETING
BY D. H. WILLIAMS
You've got to look into the fami...
| Guarding A City's Water Supply|
HOW THE CITY CHEMIST WATCHES FOR THE APPEARANCE OF DEADLY BACILLI; WATER
MADE PURE BY CHEMICALS
BY HENRY J. RICHMOND
| The Occupation And Exercise Cure|
BY FRANK MARSHALL WHITE
The nerve specialist leaned back in his chair behind the great mahogany
desk in his consulting-room and stu...
| The Brennan Monorail Car|
BY PERCEVAL GIBBON
It was November 10, 1909--a day that will surely have its place in
history beside that other day, eighty-five ye...
| A New Political Wedge|
THE WAY ST. LOUIS WOMEN DROVE A NINE-HOUR DAY INTO THE LAW
BY INIS H. WEED
It was the evening before the state primaries--a swelt...
| The Job Lady|
GIVES THE YOUNG WAGE-EARNER A FAIR WORKING CHANCE
BY MARY E. TITZEL
The Jones School, the oldest public school building in Chicag...
| Mark Twain's First Sweetheart, Becky Thatcher, Tells Of Their Childhood Courtship|
To Mrs. Laura Frazer of Hannibal, Mo., Mark Twain's immortal "Adventures
of Tom Sawyer" is a rosary, and the book's plot is the cord o...
| Four Men Of Humble Birth Hold World Destiny In Their Hands|
BY WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD
WASHINGTON--Out of a dingy law office in Virginia, out of a cobbler's
shop in Wales, out of a village doctor...
| The Confessions Of A College Professor's Wife|
A college professor--as may be proved by any number of novels and
plays--is a quaint, pedantic person, with spectacles and a beard, bu...
| A Paradise For A Penny|
MADDENED BY THE CATALOGUES OF PEACE-TIME, ONE LOVER OF GARDENS YET
MANAGED TO BUILD A LITTLE EDEN, AND TELLS HOW HE DID IT FOR A SONG
| Wanted: A Home Assistant|
One illustration made by a staff artist, with the caption, "The New Home
Assistant is Trained for Her Work."
| Six Years Of Tea Rooms|
BUSINESS CAREER OF A WOMAN COLLEGE GRADUATE
"For the last three years I have cleared $5,000 a year on my tea rooms,"
declared a you...
| One Man's Way Of Serving The Directtoconsumer Market|
By A. L. SARRAN
If you live within a hundred and fifty miles of a city, if you possess
ordinary common sense and have the ability t...
| Sales Without Salesmanship|
BY JAMES H. COLLINS
"Say, you're a funny salesman!" exclaimed the business man. "Here I make
up my own mind that I need two motor t...
| The Accident That Gave Us Woodpulp Paper|
HOW A MIGHTY MODERN INDUSTRY OWED ITS BEGINNING TO GOTTFRIED KELLER AND
BY PARKE F. HANLEY
On the day when President Wils...
| Centennial Of The First Steamship To Cross The Atlantic|
One hundred years ago this week there was launched at New York the ship
Savannah, which may be called the father of...
| A Prayer|
The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous,
powerful, or "good," but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate
| Life And Expression|
By exercise of its faculties the spirit grows, just as a muscle grows
strong thru continued use. Expression is necessary. Life is expr...
| Time And Chance|
As the subject is somewhat complex, I will have to explain it to you.
The first point is that there is not so very much difference in ...
| Psychology Of A Religious Revival|
Traveling to and fro over the land and up and down in it are men who
Let it be known that a street-fair or Mar...
| Oneman Power|
Every successful concern is the result of a One-Man Power. Co÷peration,
technically, is an iridescent dream--things co÷perate because ...
| Mental Attitude|
Success is in the blood. There are men whom fate can never keep
down--they march forward in a jaunty manner, and take by divine right
| The Outsider|
When I was a farmer lad I noticed that whenever we bought a new cow, and
turned her into the pasture with the herd, there was a genera...
| Get Out Or Get In Line|
Abraham Lincoln's letter to Hooker! If all the letters, messages and
speeches of Lincoln were destroyed, except that one letter to Hoo...
| The Weekday, Keep It Holy|
Did it ever strike you that it is a most absurd and semi-barbaric thing
to set one day apart as "holy?"
If you are a writer and a b...
| Exclusive Friendships|
An excellent and gentle man of my acquaintance has said, "When fifty-one
per cent of the voters believe in co÷peration as opposed to c...
| The Folly Of Living In The Future|
The question is often asked, "What becomes of all the Valedictorians and
all the Class-Day Poets?"
I can give information as to two...
| The Spirit Of Man|
Maybe I am all wrong about it, yet I cannot help believing that the
spirit of man will live again in a better world than ours. Fenelon...
| Art And Religion|
While this seems true in the main, I am not sure it will hold in every
case. Please think it out for yourself, and if I happen to be w...
The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and honors, for but one
thing. And that is Initiative. What is Initiative? I'll tell y...
| The Disagreeable Girl|
England's most famous dramatist, George Bernard Shaw, has placed in the
pillory of letters what he is pleased to call "The Disagreeabl...
| The Neutral|
There is known to me a prominent business house that by the very force
of its directness and worth has incurred the enmity of many riv...
| Reflections On Progress|
Renan has said that truth is always rejected when it comes to a man for
the first time, its evolution being as follows:
First, we s...
| Sympathy, Knowledge And Poise|
Sympathy, Knowledge and Poise seem to be the three ingredients that are
most needed in forming the Gentle Man. I place these elements ...
| Love And Faith|
No woman is worthy to be a wife who on the day of her marriage is not
lost absolutely and entirely in an atmosphere of love and perfec...
| Giving Something For Nothing|
To give a man something for nothing tends to make the individual
dissatisfied with himself.
Your enemies are the ones you have help...
| Work And Waste|
These truths I hold to be self-evident: That man was made to be happy;
that happiness is only attainable through useful effort; that t...
| The Law Of Obedience|
The very first item in the creed of common sense is _Obedience_.
Perform your work with a whole heart.
Revolt may be sometimes ne...
| Society's Saviors|
All adown the ages society has made the mistake of nailing its Saviors
to the cross between thieves.
That is to say, society has re...
| Preparing For Old Age|
Socrates was once asked by a pupil, this question: "What kind of people
shall we be when we reach Elysium?"
And the answer was this...
| An Alliance With Nature|
My father is a doctor who has practised medicine for sixty-five years,
and is still practising.
I am a doctor myself.
I am fifty...
| The Ex. Question|
Words sometimes become tainted and fall into bad repute, and are
discarded. Until the day of Elizabeth Fry, on the official records in...
| The Sergeant|
A colonel in the United States Army told me the other day something like
this: The most valuable officer, the one who has the greatest...
| The Spirit Of The Age|
Four hundred and twenty-five years before the birth of the Nazarene,
Socrates said, "The gods are on high Olympus, but you and I are h...
| The Grammarian|
The best way to learn to write is to write.
Herbert Spencer never studied grammar until he had learned to write. He
took his gramma...
| Intellectual Problems Of The College Freshman|
In entering upon a college course you are taking a step that may
completely revolutionize your life. You are facing new situations
Most educated people find occasion, at some time or other, to take
notes. Although this is especially true of college students, they...
| Brain Action During Study|
Though most people understand more or less vaguely that the brain acts
in some way during study, exact knowledge of the nature of th...
| Formation Of Studyhabits|
As already intimated, this book adopts the view that education is a
process of forming habits in the brain. In the formation of habi...
| Active Imagination|
A very large part of the mental life of a student consists in the
manipulation of images. By images we mean the revivals of things t...
| First Aids To Memory; Impression|
Of all the mental operations employed by the student, memory is
probably the one in which the greatest inefficiency is manifested.
| Second Aids To Memory: Retention, Recall And Recognition|
Our discussion up to this point has centred around the phase of memory
called impression. We have described some of the conditions f...
| Concentration Of Attention|
Nearly everyone has difficulty in the concentration of attention. Brain
workers in business and industry, students in high school an...
| How We Reason|
If you were asked to describe the most embarrassing of your class-room
experiences, you would probably cite the occasions when the i...
| Expression As An Aid In Study|
In our discussion of the nervous basis underlying study we observed
that nerve pathways are affected not only by what enters over th...
| How To Become Interested In A Subject|
"I can't get interested in Mediaeval History." This illustrates a kind
of complaint frequently made by college students. It is our p...
| The Plateau Of Despond|
In our investigation of the psychology of study we have so far directed
our attention chiefly toward the subjective side of the ques...
| Mental Secondwind|
Did you ever engage in any exhausting physical work for a long period
of time? If so, you probably remember that as you proceeded, y...
One of the most vexatious periods of student life is examination time.
This is almost universally a time of great distress, giving r...
| Preface To This Edition|
This preface, though placed at the beginning, as a preface must be,
should be read at the end of the book.
I have received a large ...
| The Daily Miracle|
"Yes, he's one of those men that don't know how to manage.
Good situation. Regular income. Quite enough for luxuries
as well as nee...
| The Desire To Exceed One's Programme|
"But," someone may remark, with the English disregard of everything
except the point, "what is he driving at with his twenty-four ho...
| Precautions Before Beginning|
Now that I have succeeded (if succeeded I have) in persuading you to
admit to yourself that you are constantly haunted by a suppressed...
| The Cause Of The Troubles|
In order to come to grips at once with the question of time-
expenditure in all its actuality, I must choose an individual case
| Tennis And The Immortal Soul|
You get into the morning train with your newspaper, and you calmly
and majestically give yourself up to your newspaper. You do not
| Remember Human Nature|
I have incidentally mentioned the vast expanse of forty-four hours
between leaving business at 2 p.m. on Saturday and returning to
| Controlling The Mind|
People say: "One can't help one's thoughts." But one can. The
control of the thinking machine is perfectly possible. And since
| The Reflective Mood|
The exercise of concentrating the mind (to which at least half an
hour a day should be given) is a mere preliminary, like scales on
| Interest In The Arts|
Many people pursue a regular and uninterrupted course of idleness in
the evenings because they think that there is no alternative to
| Nothing In Life Is Humdrum|
Art is a great thing. But it is not the greatest. The most
important of all perceptions is the continual perception of cause
| Serious Reading|
Novels are excluded from "serious reading," so that the man who,
bent on self-improvement, has been deciding to devote ninety minute...
| Your Particular Case|
The attitude of the average decent person towards the classics
of his own tongue is one of distrust--I had almost said, of fear.
| Why A Classic Is A Classic|
The large majority of our fellow-citizens care as much about literature
as they care about aeroplanes or the programme of the Legislat...
| Where To Begin|
I wish particularly that my readers should not be intimidated
by the apparent vastness and complexity of this enterprise
of forming t...
| How To Read A Classic|
Let us begin experimental reading with Charles Lamb. I choose Lamb
for various reasons: He is a great writer, wide in his appeal,
| The Question Of Style|
In discussing the value of particular books, I have heard people say--
people who were timid about expressing their views of literatur...
| Wrestling With An Author|
Having disposed, so far as is possible and necessary, of that
formidable question of style, let us now return to Charles Lamb,
| System In Reading|
You have now definitely set sail on the sea of literature.
You are afloat, and your anchor is up. I think I have given
There is a word, a "name of fear," which rouses terror
in the heart of the vast educated majority of the English-speaking race.
| Broad Counsels|
I have now set down what appear to me to be the necessary considerations,
recommendations, exhortations, and dehortations in aid of
| An English Library Period I|
For the purposes of book-buying, I divide English literature,
not strictly into historical epochs, but into three periods which,
| An English Library Period Ii|
After dealing with the formation of a library of authors up to John Dryden,
I must logically arrange next a scheme for the period cove...
| An English Library Period Iii|
The catalogue of necessary authors of this third and last period
being so long, it is convenient to divide the prose writers
| Approach To The Silence|
Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces
sickness. Our bodies sometimes are instantly re-harmonized whi...
| Health Silence|
Select one or more of the affirmations or formulas below to hold in
thought while in the Silence. You may change or vary these as you
| Thought To Hold In The Silence For Abundance|
"The Universal Abundant Spirit Supplies All My Needs."
There is no want or limitation in the law. If, perchance, there should
| Thought To Hold In Meditation In The Silence|
FOR MISFORTUNES, GRIEF, MISTAKES, REVERSES, FAILURE, SORROW, LOSS AND
"All is Good."
We are entering upon a new c...
| For Harmony Peace Comfort|
Base your thought for this Silence upon the following. You may add any
constructive thought you choose.
"My Subconscious Mind, I ...
| Thought To Hold As A Basis For This Silence For Success|
"I Have Faith and Conviction in My Ultimate Success."
I believe the Scripture: "My ways are not your ways, saith the Lord;
"There is abundance in the world for me given by the bountiful hand of
Omnipotence. I gratefully claim and accept all the supply f...
| Health Success Prosperity Universal Peace And Brotherhood|
"God Made From One Blood All the Nations of the World."
As I enter the Silence this time, expecting to get health, success,
| How To Have More|
"I Am Unselfish in Action, Being and Motive."
The science of psychology as applied to everyday life is, strictly
speaking, a new sc...
| All Things Are In Divine Order|
"Divine Harmony and Peace Actuate Every Thought and Action of My
I realize that all things are in Divine order for me and m...
| Thought To Hold In Silence And To Meditate Upon During The Day For Justice|
"There's a Spirit of Justice that Secures me in Which is My Own."
If we reach a consciousness of justice, we need have no doubts as ...
This book is written for the guidance of the novice in
aviation--the man who seeks practical information as to
the theory, constructi...
| Evolution Of Twosurface Flying Machine.|
By Octave Chanute.
I am asked to set forth the development of the "two-
surface" type of flying machine which is now used with
| Theory, Development, And Use.|
While every craft that navigates the air is an airship,
all airships are not flying machines. The balloon,
for instance, is an airs...
| Mechanical Bird Action|
In order to understand the theory of the modern flying
machine one must also understand bird action and wind
action. In this connecti...
| Various Forms Of Flying Machines.|
There are three distinct and radically different forms
of flying machines. These are:
Aeroplanes, helicopters and ornithopers.
| Constructing A Gliding Machine.|
First decide upon the kind of a machine you want--
monoplane, biplane, or triplane. For a novice the biplane
will, as a rule, be foun...
| Learning To Fly.|
Don't be too ambitious at the start. Go slow, and
avoid unnecessary risks. At its best there is an element
of danger in aviation whic...
| Putting On The Rudder.|
Gliders as a rule have only one rudder, and this is in
the rear. It tends to keep the apparatus with its head to
the wind. Unlike the...
| The Real Flying Machine.|
We will now assume that you have become proficient
enough to warrant an attempt at the construction of a
real flying machine--one tha...
| Selection Of The Motor.|
Motors for flying machines must be light in weight,
of great strength, productive of extreme speed, and
positively dependable in acti...
| Proper Dimensions Of Machines.|
In laying out plans for a flying machine the first thing
to decide upon is the size of the plane surfaces. The
proportions of these m...
| Plane And Rudder Control.|
Having constructed and equipped your machine, the
next thing is to decide upon the method of controlling
the various rudders and auxi...
| How To Use The Machine.|
It is a mistaken idea that flying machines must be
operated at extreme altitudes. True, under the impetus
of handsome prizes, and the...
| Peculiarities Of Airship Power.|
As a general proposition it takes much more power to
propel an airship a given number of miles in a certain
time than it does an auto...
| About Wind Currents|
One of the first difficulties which the novice will
encounter is the uncertainty of the wind currents. With a
low velocity the wind, ...
| The Element Of Danger.|
That there is an element of danger in aviation is
undeniable, but it is nowhere so great as the public
imagines. Men are killed and i...
| Radical Changes Being Made.|
Changes, many of them extremely radical in their nature,
are continually being made by prominent aviators,
and particularly those who...
| Some Of The New Designs.|
Spurred on by the success attained by the more experienced
and better known aviators numerous inventors
of lesser fame are almost dai...
| Demand For Flying Machines.|
As a commercial proposition the manufacture and sale
of motor-equipped aeroplanes is making much more
rapid advance than at first obt...
| Law Of The Airship.|
Successful aviation has evoked some peculiar things
in the way of legal action and interpretation of the law.
It is well understood...
| Soaring Flight.|
By Octave Chanute.
There is a wonderful performance daily exhibited in
southern climes and occasionally seen in northerly
| Flying Machines Vs. Balloons.|
While wonderful success has attended the development
of the dirigible (steerable) balloon the most ardent
advocates of this form of a...
| Problems Of Aerial Flight.|
In a lecture before the Royal Society of Arts, reported
in Engineering, F. W. Lanchester took the position that
practical flight was ...
| Amateurs May Use Wright Patents.|
Owing to the fact that the Wright brothers have enjoined
a number of professional aviators from using
their system of control, amateu...
| Hints On Propeller Construction.|
Every professional aviator has his own ideas as to the
design of the propeller, one of the most important features
of flying-machine ...
| New Motors And Devices.|
Since the first edition of this book was printed, early in 1910,
there has been a remarkable advance in the construction of
| Monoplanes, Triplanes, Multiplanes.|
Until recently, American aviators had not given serious
attention to any form of flying machines aside from biplanes.
Of the twenty-o...
| How To Become Like Christ.|
"But we all, with unveiled face reflecting as a mirror the glory of
the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, eve...
| The Transfiguration.|
"And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, He took
Peter and John and James and went up into the mountain to
| Indiscreet Importunity.|
"I gave thee a king in mine anger."
HOSEA xiii. 11.
"Ye know not what ye ask."
MATTHEW xx. 22.
| Shame On Account Of God's Displeasure.|
"And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her
face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out from
| Naaman Cured.|
There is no Scripture story better known than that of Naaman, the
Syrian. It is memorable not only because artistically told, but
| Devotional Reading.|
A person may almost be known by the books he reads. If he habitually reads
bad books, we can pretty safely conclude that he is a bad...
If the reading of this little book encourages any on their pilgrim way; if
it arouses them to greater diligence; if it creates in th...
We have only one life to live, only one. Think of this for a moment. Here
we are in this world of time making the journey of life. E...
| The Way The Sail Is Set.|
I stood beside the open sea;
The ships went sailing by;
The wind blew softly o'er the lea;
The sun had cloudless sky.
| The Model Life.|
In doing anything, it is always well to have a model by which to fashion
our work. In fact, nothing is done without a pattern, eithe...
| How To Live The Christlife.|
Man can not naturally live the Christ-life. But Christ has promised to
come into our hearts and live in us. In order that we may hav...
| The Bible Way.|
If the Bible had not been given us, we should not always know the way that
Jesus walked. But he has given us his Word. The way of th...
| The Heavenly Way.|
There is a heaven. There is a place of rest and happiness. I have not gone
to heaven, but heaven has come to me; therefore I know th...
| Keeping The Commandments.|
God's Word is pure. Heaven itself and the great white throne is no more
pure than the Word of God. That life may be pure, it must be...
| Be Doers Of The Word.|
I want to remind you again that the mission of this little volume is to
teach you how to live. The life beyond depends on the life h...
| Who Are The Wise?|
Who is a foolish man? It is a man who hears the sayings of Jesus and fails
to do them. He is likened to a man who was foolish enough...
| Keeping The Commandments A Test Of Love.|
We are commanded to love God. It is the first and greatest commandment.
Love is more than an emotion; it is an act of the will. A mo...
| The Blessedness Of Obeying God's Word.|
Everything is said in the Scriptures that can be said to show us the need
of living in harmony with the Bible. If our lives are out ...
| The Relationship We Have With Christ Through Obedience.|
The reason why it is more blessed to obey the Word of God than to be the
mother of Jesus is obvious. Spiritual things are higher tha...
| Our Life Is To Adorn The Gospel.|
To adorn is to make attractive, to beautify. We are exhorted by the
apostle Paul to adorn the doctrine of the New Testament by our e...
| The Christian An Epistle Of Christ.|
The life we live is being read. We are not going through the world
unnoticed. Some one is looking on, and some one is to some extent...
| How We May Live As The Bible Reads.|
It is just as natural and easy for a Christian to live the Christian life
as it is for a sinner to live a sinful life. The sinner ne...
| How To Keep The Word Of God In The Heart.|
Since keeping the Word of God in the heart is the only way to successful
Christian living, you will at once want to know how to keep...
| Man The Vehicle For Exhibiting God's Perfections.|
Man was created for a purpose, and that purpose was to glorify his Creator
(Isa. 43:7). But man sinned and came short of the glory o...
| Some Use To Jesus.|
O Christ, the way, the truth, the life,
Keep me safe mid the raging strife;
Help me a warrior brave to be
And take the bat...
| Godly Living.|
When some one is spoken of as living a worldly life, it is meant that he
lives in a worldly manner, or in a manner like the world. L...
| Something To Do.|
There is so much to do that every one is needed to help in doing it. In
this great, busy world of life there is something for every ...
| Spiritual Dryness.|
We often meet with those who complain of dryness and deadness in their
worship. They are very unlike the Psalmist's picture of the "...
A work of this nature would be inexcusable for not saying something about
prayer, for who can live life triumphantly without prayer?...
| Keep The Roots Watered.|
How often you admire a tree for the loveliness of its green foliage and
the profusion of its luscious fruit. You speak to your frien...
| Under The Figtree.|
In the beginning of his ministry Christ called to Philip to follow him.
Upon being called Philip went in search of Nathanael to tell...
| Shut The Door.|
It is as impossible to live and prosper spiritually without prayer as it
is to live and prosper physically without food. Those who e...
| Alone With God.|
This life of ours will never be all that it should be unless we are much
alone with God. Only those who are oft alone with him know ...
| Prayerful Remembrance.|
At evening time when dark'ning shades draw nigh
And flickering rays of light go chasing by,
When all around glad nature sweet...
| He Careth For Thee.|
Life will never be successful unless we learn to let God care for us.
Unless we have faith to know that God is our keeper and that h...
| Consider The Lilies.|
What a beautiful lesson Jesus has taught us of rest and quietness from the
lilies! "Consider the lilies of the field," he says, "how...
| Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing.|
This world is sometimes called "the vale of tears." Jesus said, "In the
world ye shall have tribulation," but he also said, "In me y...
Fruit-bearing trees are used in the Scriptures to represent the race of
mankind. The Savior likens the wicked to "corrupt trees," wh...
In order for life to be what it should, it must flow from a heart full of
tenderness. This is that quality of soul which enables us ...
| The Christian Walk.|
Life is termed a walk in the Scriptures. Where they say that we ought to
walk as Jesus walked, they have reference to our manner of ...
| The Christian Is To Walk Circumspectly.|
"See then that ye walk circumspectly." Eph. 5:15. To walk circumspectly is
to walk cautiously; to look where one is stepping; to be ...
| The Christian's Walk A Walk With God.|
"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require
of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk ...
| The Latest Improved.|
As we walk along the streets of villages and cities, we see machines of
different kinds exposed to view and bearing a card with thes...
A lukewarm life is a displeasure to God; he would have us to be fervent in
spirit. God is pleased with us when we are lively stones,...
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always
abounding in the work of the Lord." 1 Cor. 15:58. Steadfastness ...
| How To Understand God's Will.|
In order to do God's will we must first know his will. In order to have
real satisfaction, rest, and contentment in the Christian li...
| A View Of Jesus.|
Let us take a look at Jesus. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit may unveil
him and present him to us clearly. Now we see him. We see h...
| Devotion To God.|
Devotion to God implies ardent affection for him--a yielding of the heart
to him with reverence, faith, and piety in every act, part...
| The Golden Rule Of Life.|
"And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them like wise."
Luke 6:31. This is a good rule for every-day living. It i...
| Timeliness In Doing Good.|
To spend well this one brief life of ours, we must be active in doing
good. This we have already learned. But not only should we be ...
| The Warfare Of A Christian Life.|
It is blessed and glorious to be a Christian. No other life is so
beautiful and pure; no other life is so tranquilly peaceful; no ot...
| Live By Faith.|
Live by faith. There is no other true and right way to live. Without faith
it is impossible to please God, and of course the life th...
| A Valuable Legacy.|
A legacy is a gift that some one makes to another; usually something that
one leaves behind, when departing from this world, for oth...
All efforts directed toward the correcting of temperamental or mental
blemishes or defects and nervous conditions are of benefit to ...
| The Need Of Poise In Life|
Lack of poise has always been an obstacle to those who are imbued with
the desire to succeed.
In every age the awkwardness born o...
| The Enemies Of Poise|
The enemies of poise are many and of different origins, both of feeling
and of impulse.
They all tend, however, toward the same r...
| War On Timidity|
One can not be too insistent in asserting how harmful the lack of poise
can be, and when once this weakness has reached the stage of...
| Modesty And Effrontery Contrasted|
"Never force your talents" a well-known writer has said. One always
feels like crying this to those who, thinking to reach the goal ...
| Physical Exercises To Acquire Poise|
Before preparing oneself by the exercise of reasoning and will-power for
the acquisition of poise, it is vitally necessary to make o...
| Four Series Of Physical Exercises|
The point of departure for the cultivation of poise, like that of
everything else in fact, must be a well...
| Practical Exercises For Obtaining Poise|
One of the essential conditions of acquiring poise is to familiarize
oneself with the habit of composure.
Why should I hesitate to express the pleasure I felt on learning that the
public, already deeply interested in the teachings of Yori...
| Common Sense: What Is It?|
One beautiful evening, Yoritomo-Tashi was strolling in the gardens of
his master, Lang-Ho, listening to the wise counsels which he k...
| The Fight Against Illusion|
Common Sense such as we have just described it, according to Yoritomo, is
the absolute antithesis of dreamy imagination, it is the s...
| The Development Of The Reasoning Power|
When reading certain passages in the manuscripts of Yoritomo, one is
forcibly reminded of the familiar phrase: "Nothing is definitel...
| Common Sense And Impulse|
Impulsive people are those who allow themselves to be guided by their
initial impressions and make resolutions or commit acts tinder...
| The Dangers Of Sentimentality|
The Shogun says: "There are sentimentalities of many kinds, some present
less dangers than others, but from every point of view they...
| The Utility Of Common Sense In Daily Life|
As our philosopher explains, the influence of common sense is above all
appreciation of daily events. "We have," he continues, "very...
| Power Of Deduction|
Before entering the path which relates directly to the intellectual
efforts concerning the acquisition of common sense, the Shogun c...
| How To Acquire Common Sense|
Common Sense is a science, whatever may be said; according to Yoritomo,
it does not blossom naturally in the minds of men; it demand...
| Common Sense And Action|
These qualities are two relatives very near of kin; but, just for this
reason, they must not be confounded.
While common sense is...
| The Most Thorough Business Man|
One of the principle advantages of common sense is that it protects the
man who is gifted with it from hazardous enterprises, the ri...
| Common Sense And Selfcontrol|
"Where life manifests itself," says Yoritomo, "antagonism always
"In the eternal struggle between the individual and...
| First Be A Man|
The great need at this hour is manly men. We want no
goody-goody piety; we have too much of it. We want men who will
| Seize Your Opportunity|
"The blowing winds are but our servants
When we hoist a sail."
You must come to know that each admirable genius is b...
| How Did He Begin?|
There can be no doubt that the captains of industry to-day,
using that term in its broadest sense, are men who began life
| Out Of Place|
The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man, is to be
born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employm...
| What Shall I Do?|
No man ever made an ill-figure who understood his own talents,
nor a good one who mistook them.
| Will You Pay The Price?|
The gods sell anything and to everybody at a fair price.
All desire knowledge, but no one is willing to p...
| Foundation Stones|
In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should
How great soever a genius m...
| The Conquest Of Obstacles|
Nature, when she adds difficulties, adds brains.
Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conq...
| Dead In Earnest|
It is the live coal that kindles others, not the dead. What
made Demosthenes the greatest of all orators was that he
| To Be Great Concentrate|
Let every one ascertain his special business and calling, and
then stick to it.
"He who follows tw...
| At Once|
Note the sublime precision that leads the earth over a circuit
of 500,000,000 miles back to the solstice at the appointed
Doing well depends upon doing completely.
He who does well will always have patrons enough.
In the elder days of Art
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part,
For the gods see e...
Quit yourselves like men.
--1 SAMUEL iv. 9.
Cowards have no luck.
He has not learn...
In the moral world there is nothing impossible if we can bring
a thorough will to do it.
It is ...
| Guard Your Weak Point|
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that
ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Patience is the courage of the conqueror; it is the virtue,
_par excellence_, of Man against Destiny, of the One against
If you want to test a young man and ascertain whether nature
made him for a king or a subject, give him a thousand dollars
| Live Upward|
"Do what thou dost as if the stake were heaven,
And this thy last deed ere the judgment day."
If you wish to reach t...
I shall show the cinders of my spirits
Through the ashes of my chance.
| Above Rubies|
The best way to settle the quarrel between capital and labor is
by allopathic doses of Peter-Cooperism.
| Moral Sunshine|
I have gout, asthma, and seven other maladies, but am otherwise
The inborn genialit...
| Hold Up Your Head|
Thoroughly to believe in one's own self, so one's self were
thorough, were to do great things.
| Books And Success|
Ignorance is the curse of God,
Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Prefer knowledge ...
| Riches Without Wings|
Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.
--EPH. iv. I.
Abundance consists not alone in material possessi...