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Autosuggestion - General Rules
WITH our knowledge of the powerful effect which an idea produces, we shall see the importance of exercising a more careful censorship over the thoughts which enter our minds. Thought is the legislative power in our lives, just as the will is the executive.
Autosuggestion - The General Formula
WE saw that an unskilled golfer, who imagines his ball is going to alight in a bunker, unconsciously per-forms just those physical movements needful to realise his idea in the actual. In realising this idea his Unconscious displays ingenuity and skill none the less admirable because opposed to his desire.
Autosuggestion - Particular Suggestions
THE use of particular suggestions outlined in this chapter is of minor importance compared with that of the general formula— Day by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better. The more deeply Coué pursues his investigations, the more fully he be-comes convinced that all else is secondary to this.
Autosuggestion - How To Deal With Pain
PAIN, whether of mind or body, introduces a new element for which we have hitherto made no provision. By monopolising the attention it keeps the conscious mind fully alert and so prevents one from attaining the measure of outcropping needful to initiate success-fully an autosuggestion.
Autosuggestion And The Child
IN treating children it should be remembered that autosuggestion is primarily not a remedy but a means of insuring healthy growth. It should not be reserved for times when the child is sick, but provided daily, with the same regularity as meals. Children grow up weakly not from lack of energy, but because of a waste and misapplication of it.
Autosuggestion - Conclusion
INDUCED Autosuggestion is not a substitute for medical practice. It will not make us live for ever, neither will it free us completely from the common ills of life. What it may do in the future, when all its implications have been realised, all its resources exploited, we cannot say.
My First Year In Germany
THE second day out on the Imperator, headed for a summer's vacation, a loud knocking woke me at seven A. M. The radio, handed in from a friend in New York, told me of my appointment as Ambassador to Germany. Many friends were on the ship.
Germany - Political And Geographical
MY commission read, Ambassador to Germany. It is characteristic of our deep ignorance of all Foreign affairs that I was appointed Ambassador to a place which does not exist. Politically, there is no such place as Germany. There are the twenty-five States, Prussia, Bavaria, Württemberg, Saxony, etc., which make up the German Empire, but there is no such political entity as Germany.
Diplomatic Work Of First Winter In Berlin
DURING this first winter in Berlin, I spent each morning in the Embassy office, and, if I had any business at the Foreign Office, called there about five o'clock in the afternoon.
Militarism In Germany And The Zabern Affair
IN 1913-1914 occurred a series of events known as the Zabern Affair, which to my mind decided the system the military autocracy for a speedy war. In this affair the German people appeared at last to be opening their eyes...
Germany - Psychology And Causes Which Prepared The Nation For War
TO the outsider, the Germans seem a fierce and martial nation. But, in reality, the mass of the Germans, in consenting to the great sacrifice entailed by their enormous preparations for war, have been actuated by fear. This fear dates from the Thirty Years' War, the war which commenced in 1618 and was terminated in 1648.
Germany - At Kiel Just Before The War
KIEL, situated on the Baltic, on the eastern side of the peninsula of Jutland near the Baltic entrance of the Kiel Canal, is the principal naval centre of Germany.
Germany - The System
PEOPLE of other countries have been wondering why it is that the German government is able so easily to impose its will upon the German people. I have set out in another chapter, in detail, the political system from which you have seen that the Reichstag is nothing but a debating society...
Germany - The Days Before The War
AFTER my return from Kiel to Berlin a period of calm ensued. No one seemed to think that the murders at Sarajevo would have any effect upon the world. The Emperor had gone North on his yacht, but, as I believe, not until a certain line of action had been agreed upon.
Americans At The Outbreak Of Hostilities
OF course, as soon as there was a prospect of war, the Embassy was overrun with Americans. Few Americans had taken the precaution of travelling with passports, and passports had become a necessity.
Prisoners Of War
DURING the period of the first months of the war, in addition to other work, it became necessary to look after those subjects of other nations who had been confided to my care. At first the British were allowed considerable liberty, although none were permitted to leave the country. They were required to report to the police at stated times during the day and could not remain out late at night.
First Days Of The War : Political And Diplomatic
AT the commencement of the war for some days I was cut off from communication with the United States; but we soon established a chain of communication, at first through Italy and later by way of Denmark. At all times cables from Washington to Berlin, or vice versa, took, on the average, two days in transmission.
Diplomatic Negotiations
IN the autumn of 1914, the rush of getting the Americans out of Germany was over. The care of the British civilians was on a business basis and there were comparatively few camps of prisoners of war. Absolutely tired by working every day and until twelve at night, I went to Munich for a two weeks' rest.
Mainly Commercial
NOTHING surprised me more, as the war developed, than the discovery of the great variety and amount of goods exported from Germany to the United States. Goods sent from the United States to Germany are mainly prime materials.
Work For The Germans
THE interests of Germany in France, Great Britain and Russia were placed with our American Ambassadors in these countries. This, of course, entailed much work upon our Embassy, because we were the medium of communication between the German Government and these Ambassadors. I found it necessary to establish a special department to look after these matters.
War Charities
AS soon as the war was declared and millions of men marched forward intent upon killing, hundreds of men and women immediately took up the problem of helping the soldiers, the wounded and the prisoners and of caring for those left behind by the men who had gone to the front.
ON my way from Berlin to America, in February, 1917, at a dinner in Paris, I met the celebrated Italian historian, Ferrero. In a conversation with him after dinner, I reminded him of the fact that both he and a Frenchman, named Huret, who had written on America, had stated in their books that the thing which struck them most in the study of the American people was the absence of hate.
Diplomatic Negotiations (continued)
FEW days after the events narrated in Chapter XII, von Jagow called to see me at the Embassy and invited me to visit the Emperor at the Great General Head-quarters; but he did not state why I was asked, and I do not know to this day whether the Chancellor and those surrounding the Emperor had determined on a temporary settlement of the submarine question with the United States...
Liberals And Reasonable Men
I HAVE already expressed a belief that Germany will not be forced to make peace because of a revolution, and that sufficient food will be somehow found to carry the population during at least another year of war. What then offers a prospect of reasonable peace, supposing, of course, that the Germans fail in the submarine blockade of England and that the crumbling up of Russia does not release from the East frontier soldiers enough to break the lines of the British and French in France?
German People In War
WITH the declaration of war the ultimate power in Germany was transferred from the civil to the military authorities. At five o'clock on the afternoon of Friday, and immediately after the declaration of a State of War, the Guard of the Grenadier Regiment Kaiser Alexander, under the command of a Lieutenant with four drummers, took its place before the monument of Frederick the Great in the middle of the Unter den Linden.
I WAS credited by the Germans with having hood-winked and jollied the Foreign Office and the Government into refraining for two years from using illegally their most effective weapon. This, of course, is not so. I always told the Foreign Office the plain simple truth and the event showed that I correctly predicted the attitude of America.
Carlo Crivelli - Master
CARLO CRIVELLI is one of those painters about whose life hardly any information, traditional or otherwise, has come down to us. But about his artistic origin, with the exception of one questionable statement, there is an absolute blank ; and we are reduced to the necessity of making his pictures tell their own story about the masters under whom he studied, and the school to which he belonged.
Carlo Crivelli - His Life
WITH the exception of one or two facts, we start on our inquiry into Crivelli's life with no better sources of information than were at our disposal in our investigation of his artistic origins. Until some documentary evidence is unearthed, we have to rely ultimately on the pictures and what they tell us, for reconstructing Crivelli's personal history as well as his artistic career.
Carlo Crivelli - His Characteristics
IT is not the purpose of the following pages to dwell upon those superficial and general characteristics of Crivelli, which must be obvious to anyone who has made acquaintance with a number of typical pictures by him—let us say those in the National Gallery.
Carlo Crivelli - Early Works
WHICH is the oldest picture by Crivelli in existence? Is there any picture which belongs to the time before he left the region of Venice for the Marches? In answer to both questions we can produce the Virgin and Child now at Verona.
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