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Menticulture - Slaves Or Freemen
Within the memory of many now living, Society was dominated by the belief that human body-slavery was a Divine institution.Thirty-five years ago a great war was waged against the institution in this country, at the expense of hundreds of thousands of lives, and thousands of millions of dollars worth of property.That war resulted not only in killing the institution itself, but also in the extirpation of the idea of its Divine origin.
Menticulture - Organization
While Emancipation in the individual is worth more than all the wealth of the world to him without it, organization about the idea is desirable for the purpose of aiding others ; and, (through cooperation and the most perfect economics) lightening the burden of compulsory labor, in order that there shall be more time to devote to recreation and recreative labor.
Menticulture - Hope
When one has attained the condition of Emancipation, let him be sure that it is only the elementary stage of growth, the happy childhood of true life (no matter what the physical age of the body), and that there is a possibility of development to a point of unselfishness, whence one can view one's own individuality from without, and direct its action from an impersonal standpoint.
Menticulture - Twentieth Century Hope
In furnishing for a new edition of Menticulture an addition to the fore going chapters, I cannot do better than take my cue from the caption of the preceding chapter, which was the last chapter of the previous editions.Hope is an ever pregnant theme, but never more so than at the present moment.
Menticulture - Corroborative And Assistive Criticism
It frequently happens that the criticisms brought out by a book are more valuable to the object of the book than is the book itself; and with this appreciation of the criticisms of the chapters of the early editions of Menticulture, I have gathered fragments from the press and beg leave to add them under the above caption.
Menticulture - Two Splendid Examples
One of the most valued endorsements of the theory advocated in the foregoing pages came from the Hon. W. J. Van Patte; of Burlington, Vermont, who purchased two thousand copies of the book for distribution in his city, one copy to each household, and with the object expressed in a personal note that was printed and inserted as an inset page in the special Burlington edition.
Menticulture - The Brothers Patterson
Another splendid example of neighborhood loyalty of practical and profitable Here and Now altruism is illustrated by the Patterson brothers, of Dayton, Ohio, in making a park of the surroundings of their factory premises, the whole extent and beauty of which scheme it is impossible even to outline here.
Menticulture - The Examiner, San Francisco: Sunday Morning, November 24, 1895
A remarkable book, called 'Menticulture; or the A-B-C of True Living,' has recently been written by Horace Fletcher, formerly a Bohemian Club man of this city, and now living in New Orleans.All who have seen this book declare that it will make a deep impression on the reading and thinking public. It is a study of human passion and the banishment of evil.
Menticulture - University Collaboration
I have read Mr. Horace Fletcher's charming little book with much interest. In his treatment of anger and worry he uses somewhat the language of parable rather than that of science. The parallelism between these evil influences and the bacteria of disease is, of course, one of resemblance in effect rather than a likeness in nature.
Menticulture - See Life As It Is, If You Would Be Serene And Sane
Anger and worry are wasteful and destructive of life. Dante represents the souls of the angry as immersed in a river of black mud; and just so is the inner life beclouded and befouled by anger. One who sees life steadily will not worry; for he knows if he be true, even the evil that comes to him may be his teacher, and he realizes that in all the wide universe there is nothing which can cause him...
Menticulture - Worry Is A Coward And Anger Is A Tyrant
The idea embodied in Mr. Fletcher's 'Menticulture,' or 'True Living,' was used by the ancients as a basis for various systems of philosophy in defining true happiness, or that which was farthest removed from the passions, and to which they gave the name ofrepose.'
Menticulture - Mr. Fletcher Is Superficial, Thinks One Lady
It is difficult to judge of an author with out making a review of his whole work, but the quotations you send me pronounce Mr. Fletcher as essentially superficial. Anger and worry cannot be conquered from the surface. Truth is within ourselves, and from that inward illumination must arise the out-ward action.
Menticulture - The Bar Always Consistent
How can you banish 'anger' until you banish wrong, injustice, and human nature? How can you banish 'worry until you banish hope, disappointment, failure, incompetency, bad luck, hate, love, uncertainty? How can an angry man be happy, or allow any one with whom he comes in contact to be happy? How can 'worry' and 'content' be coincident? and how can happiness exist without contentment?
Menticulture - Anger Is A Kind Of Insanity, And Worry Kills
It is extremely unfair to review a book without having first read it, or at least with-out having scanned it; yet this is sometimes done. As to the two roots of all the evil passions indicated by the author of Menticulture," I am free to say that I think his classifications defective and inadequate.
Menticulture - Anger Is Destructive To All That Is Attractive In Man
It needs no argument to establish the fact that anger is absolutely destructive of all that is most attractive and lovable in human kind. Who does not know that a violent temper, frequently indulged in, seams and wrinkles the face, gives to the eye the furtive glance of the serpent, and all too often leads to insanity?
Menticulture - You May Smile Away Your Anger, If You Will
Concerning the subject of Mr. Fletcher's book on 'The A-B-C of True Living,' or, rather, concerning the sentences from it which you quote, I must speak only in a hasty way. These sentences are pregnant with suggestions that should not go unheeded.
Menticulture - Press Collaboration
'Happiness,' says Pope, 'is our being's end and aim.' A century later the promoters of American independence assented to the Declaration, as, many centuries before, Marcus Aurelius had given it voice. But how to secure that happiness was quite another proposition. The philosopher, the moralist, the religious teacher and the dogmatist each had his recipe, pronounced to be more or less infallible...
Menticulture - New York Herald, Oct. 13, 1895
No man ever suffered more than Christ did, and none has been pricked by so many thorns. And yet He calmly tells us to possess our souls in peace, not to anticipate the future; neither to worry about what may happen tomorrow, but to bear as best we may whatever burden is on our shoulders and let the morrow take care of itself.
Menticulture - New York Herald, Oct. 19, 1895
It is a pleasure to come upon a book which is entirely out of the beaten track, I happen to have one at hand, a small volume of less than one hundred and fifty pages, and I have read it with mingled emotions, consisting partly of entire agreement with the writer and partly of dissent.Now, what is the conclusion reached? Why, that you can get wholly rid of worry and anger, and thereby double the happiness of life.
Menticulture - Boston Budget, Oct. 6, 1895
It is eradication and not repression that Mr. Fletcher enjoins. In this he is right. No one can read thoughtfully the history of the past without realizing how far an advance in spiritual evolution the present century and the present generation have made over that of past ages. Humanity grows constantly finer, truer, nobler.
Menticulture - Toledo Saturday Blade Nov. 16, 1895
It was Aristotle, I think, who declared that the passions are habits of the mind, and can be gotten rid of as physical habits are gotten rid of.The same thought has been expressed in many ways by the thinkers upon the true philosophy of life. but while the idea is accepted there are comparatively few who go systematically at work to carry it out.
Menticulture - Chicago Interior, Oct. 3, 1895
It is not to the discredit of new things that they are old. They are more attractive when novelty is combined with antiquity. Men have ever been studying the great problem of life the best way to live and the best way to dull the tooth of pain, and the way to make the most good and the least evil of everything.
Menticulture - San Francisco Chronicle
Everything in this world is necessarily measured by comparison, and yet there are some things of which it can be predicated that they are absolutely bad, having no single redeeming quality, and of this category the very worst of all is worry.It should be said that worry, as used in this sense, does not mean those petty and temporary annoyances to which we all are subject, and which are to be classed among the light afflictions of the apostle.
Menticulture - New Orleans Times–democrat
The discovery that that conquest of self, which has been so constantly urged upon the race by its sages and philosophers since the dawn of civilization, is neither an idle dream nor a sublime achievement possible to only a few specially endowed natures, is a great event in the life of any individual, and one well worthy of being published abroad...
Menticulture - San Francisco Argonaut
An eminent medical authority discredits the theory that men (or women either) break down from overwork. He says the brain does its work with the minimum of effect; that with due nutriment and rest in sleep it can work continuously during working hours, and that, instead of being injured by severe labor, it is improved by it if the labor is done under normal conditions.
Menticulture - Pittsburg (pa.) Leader, Oct. 12, 1895
If you have ever exercised the introspective faculty so as to compare your sensations and their effects under the influence of various emotions, you have no doubt found that anger and worry were very de-pressing. Anger would act as an intoxicant to you. After its excitement passed away you felt that you had been left the worse for it.
Menticulture - New Orleans Times—democrat
Our Mr. Horace Fletcher has written a book which we all have read, emphasizing the value of calmness and its importance to health. 'Don't worry and don't get angry,' is the substance of his message to us. It means to all who will seriously undertake to practice this cheerful philosophy a divided increase in the world's jollity. Whatever else we forget we must remember to be gay.
Menticulture - Medical Collaboration
A good many of the causes given for an attack of insanity, by friends or relatives of the patient, such as business trouble, death of various members of the family and friends, and any source of mental anxiety, have in them a large element of worry, and can be considered as belonging under that head.
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