How We Ought to Live; A Practical Guide, Written in Plain, Intelligible Language, for the Preservation of Health, and the Attainment of Longevity Designed to Enable All So to Live That They May Reach Old Age in Health and Comfort

How We Ought to Live; A Practical Guide, Written in Plain, Intelligible Language, for the Preservation of Health, and the Attainment of Longevity Designed to Enable All So to Live That They May Reach Old Age in Health and Comfort

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... purposes, in a few years. How little thought you rich men and busy merchants give to yourselves. How you regard your body as merely a something to serve your selfish purposes, to gratify your passions. How little you all realize the purpose for which God Almighty has allowed you to exist. How seldom you consider that you are puppets in His hands. That He has placed you in the world as portions of his grand design of the universe. That He has given to you free will, and allowed you the power to abuse it, and that most of you do so abuse it. How little any one can tell how soon you will die. How impossible it is to say that, as you walk along the street, in seeming health and strength, you may not the next minute fall a corpse. Oh! these reflections make me sad, when, realizing from them the uncertainty of human "life, I yet see how careless, and thoughtless, and indifferent my fellow men are about conserving to its utmost limit this precious boon. Coming back from the digression, for which I must beg pardon, and plead feeling as an excuse, we will go on with our subject. The number of men who lead strictly correct lives are very few, and so also is the number of very old men very limited. Many make professions, but do not practically carry out the doctrines, of a healthy life. They do not practice what they preach. Some among this class really seem to think that they are living correctly their knowledge of hygiene and of the effects of certain modes of life are so meagre that they honestly do not know they are doing wrong, while others, better informed, can and do recognize their shortcomings. Therefore, again I would say, before a man makes up his mind that he does not sleep because he is sick, he ought to be very sure that it is not...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647726
  • 9781236647726