Rugged Quotes (5 quotes)
As I am writing, another illustration of ye generation of hills proposed above comes into my mind. Milk is as uniform a liquor as ye chaos was. If beer be poured into it & ye mixture let stand till it be dry, the surface of ye curdled substance will appear as rugged & mountanous as the Earth in any place.
Could the waters of the Atlantic be drawn off so as to expose to view this great seagash which separates continents, and extends from the Arctic to the Antarctic, it would present a scene the most rugged, grand and imposing. The very ribs of the solid earth, with the foundations of the sea, would be brought to light.
Experience, the only logic sure to convince a diseased imagination and restore it to rugged health.
I never could do anything with figures, never had any talent for mathematics, never accomplished anything in my efforts at that rugged study, and to-day the only mathematics I know is multiplication, and the minute I get away up in that, as soon as I reach nine times seven [He lapsed into deep thought, trying to figure nine times seven. Mr. McKelway whispered the answer to him.] Ive got it now. Its eighty-four. Well, I can get that far all right with a little hesitation. After that I am uncertain, and I cant manage a statistic.
There are no royal roads to knowledge, and we can only advance to new and important truths along the rugged path of experience, guided by cautious induction.