Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, Volumes 14-16
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Page 24 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there anything whereof it may be said, "See, this is new"? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Page 2 - The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Page 18 - Strange, because they are so frankly and hysterically insane — like all dreams: a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet...
Page 59 - The fourth conference of the International Union for Cooperation in Solar Research was held at the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, August 31 to September 2, 1910.
Page 18 - It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream — a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought — a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
Page 18 - ... body; who mouths justice and invented hell — mouths mercy and invented hell — mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites...
Page 4 - He was ten years of age when he was brought to the United States by his parents, who settled in Brooklyn.
Page 22 - ... remaining on (this) earth by <the memory of his) fame ; by him, the king, — who attained sole supreme sovereignty in the world, acquired by his own arm, and (enjoyed) for a very long time ; (and) who, having the name of Chandra, carried a beauty of countenance like (the beauty of) of the full moon, — having in faith fixed his mind upon (the god) Vishnu, this lofty standard of the divine Vishnu was set upon the hill called Vishnupada.
Page 17 - Free choice in you were none; nor justice would There should be joy for virtue, woe for ill. Your movements have their primal bent from heaven; Not all: yet said I all; what then ensues?
Page 18 - I am perishing already — I am failing — I am passing away. In a little while you will be alone in shoreless space, to wander its limitless solitudes without friend or comrade forever — for you will remain a thought, the only existent thought, and by your nature inextinguishable, indestructible. But I, your poor servant, have revealed you to yourself and set you free. Dream other dreams, and better!