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Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron. Ezra Cornell#Human 94
Ezra Cornell#Human 94
My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one. Ezra Cornell#Absence 61
Ezra Cornell#Absence 61
I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff. Ezra Cornell#Adams 60
Ezra Cornell#Adams 60
I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice. Ezra Cornell#Affair 55
Ezra Cornell#Affair 55
In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side. Ezra Cornell#Balance 54
Ezra Cornell#Balance 54
The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery. Ezra Cornell#Article 52
Ezra Cornell#Article 52
The summer of 1830 I... blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill... In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek. Ezra Cornell#Blasted 50
Ezra Cornell#Blasted 50
I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race. Ezra Cornell#Marriage 47
Ezra Cornell#Marriage 47
Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1,000 apple trees agrowing. Ezra Cornell#Apple 41
Ezra Cornell#Apple 41
I have a fine lot of telescopes. I have one with which I can see the Mountains in the Moon. Ezra Cornell#Fine 38
Ezra Cornell#Fine 38
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