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Nathaniel Southgate Shaler – Society is organized for a stable earth

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Human society is organized for a stable earth: its whole machinery supposes that while the other familiar elements of air and water are fluctuating and trustworthy, the earth affords a foundation which is firm. Now and then this implied compact with nature is broken, and the ground trembles beneath our feet. At such times we feel a painful sense of shipwrecked confidence: we learn how very precious to us was that trust in the earth which we gave without question.

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler   (1841-1906)
Aspects of the Earth

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Nathaniel Southgate Shaler – Influences which have been exercised on man

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Of all the influences which have been exercised on man by the care of his flocks, herds, and droves, perhaps the most important is that which has arisen from the broader development of his sympathies. The savage may be defined as a man who cares only for his family and his tribe; the civilized man as one whose kindly interest extends to mankind and beyond to all sentient beings.

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler   (1841-1906)