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... that are connected with manners and with civilisation , have , in this European
world of ours , depended for ages upon two principles ; and were indeed the
result of both combined ; I mean the spirit of a gentleman and the spirit of religion
. ” .
As for the " spirit of a gentleman , ” its decline is so obvious as scarcely to admit of
argument . It has even been maintained that in America , the country in which the
collapse of traditional standards has been most complete , the gentleman is at ...
Spirit ” was another ; when I read that " God is a spirit , infinite and eternal , ” no
visual image materialized in my mind . But when I read of God the Creator , God
the Father , the God of Abraham , the God who spoke face to face with Moses on
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review