Quotes with materials
Religious discord has lost her sting; the cumbrous weapons of theological warfare are antiquated: the field of politics supplies the alchymists of our times with materials of more fatal explosion, and the butchers of mankind no longer travel to another world for instruments of cruelty and destruction.
Oration at Plymouth (December 22, 1802)
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Bee-keeping is regarded in Europe as an intellectual pursuit, and no one who studies the wonderful habits of this useful insect, will ever find the materials for new observations exhausted.
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-bee (1857)
The materials of history can never all be collected, for they can never be known. Problems cannot all be solved, for, as they are solved, new aspects are perpetually revealed. The historian opens the way; he does not close it.
These are the materials for reflection which history affords to those who choose to make use of them.