History, philosophy, fundamental mathematics/calculus, and other abstract subjects have to be learned from books, or primarily from books.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Most students are eager to obtain knowledge, but they lack the sense of what is good, or what is necessary and how such a deficiency in the concept of viewing the situationas a whole would mislead them.
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a stupid and incorrigible decision
a direct and simple yet magically effective method
A conscientious professor always prepares his lecture carefully, intelligently and prudentially.
The impact that technology has had on our daily life and society, in general, is undeniable. It will become even greater as computers get faster, smaller, smarter, and so inexpensive that virtually everyone will be able to own one.
As one of modern college students, I get online everyday to acquire the information I need, to download the music and movie l like, and to chat with the friends I miss.
Studies server for delight, for ornament, and for ability。
a government of the people, by the people and for the people
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
1)These days, when China has to face a natural disaster, it is Premier Wen Jiabao who is sent to be the top leadership's public face of compassion and reassurance.
It was Wen who toured the farms and rural villages of southern and western China when they were devastated by the exceptionally severe winter last year.
It was Wen who visited the survivors of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan that killed 80,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
WHAT I HAVE LIVED FOR
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy -- ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness -- that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what -- at last -- I have found.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.