With all of its bad influences, T.V. is not to be feared.... It can be a fairly safe laboratory for confronting, seeing through, a...nd thus being immunized against unhealthy values so as to be "in the world but not of it."LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
To the young man confronting life the world lies wide. Such powers as he had he may use, must use.... What he wants to be, he may ...strive to be. What he wants to get, he may strive to get. Wealth, power, social distinction, fame,--what he wants he can try for. To the young woman confronting life there is the same world beyond, there are the same human energies and human desires and ambitions within. But all that she may wish to have, all that she may wish to do, must come through a single channel and a single choice. Wealth, power, social distinction, fame,--not only these, but home and happiness, reputation, ease and pleasure, her bread and butter,--all, must come to her through a small gold ring.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
One thing I hate about the New Deal is that it is killing what, to me, is the American pioneering spirit. I simply do not know wha...t to tell my own boys, leaving school and confronting this new world whose ideal is Security and whose practice is dependence upon government instead of upon one's self.... All the old character-values seem simply insane from a practical point of view; the self-reliant, the independent, the courageous man is penalized from every direction ... [ellipses in source]LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
You were born into a different world that will present you with different gifts and challenges. A new vision of manhood will be ca...lled for that does not tie so closely into the more aggressive and competitive residues of our male character. You will need to search out new ways of expressing strength, showing mastery, and exhibiting courage--ways that do not depend upon confronting the world before you as an adversary.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how t...o employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
No one lives in this room without confronting the whiteness of the wall... behind the poems, planks of books, photographs of dead heroines. Without contemplating last and late the true nature of poetry. The drive to connect. The dream of a common language.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
(O I see what I sought to escape, confronting, reversing my cries, I see my own soul trampling down what it ask'd for.)...
Keep your splendid silent sun, Keep your woods O Nature, and the quiet places by the woods, Keep your fields of clover and timothy, and your corn-fields and orchards, Keep the blossoming buckwheat fields where the Ninth-month bees hum; Give me faces and streets--give me these phantoms incessant and endless along the trottoirs!LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »