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INE as friendship is, there is nothing irrevocable about it. The bonds of friendship are not iron bonds, proot against the strongest of strains and the heaviest of assaults. A man by becoming your friend has not committed himself to all the demands which you may be pleased to make upon him. Foolish people like to test the bonds of their friendships, pulling upon them to see how much strain they will stand. When they snap, it is as if friendship itself had been proved unworthy. But the truth is that good friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious things. For friendship is an adventure and a romance, and in adventures it is the unexpected that happens. It is the zest of peril that makes the excitement of friendship. All that is unpleasant and unfavorable is foreign to its atmosphere; there is no place in friendship for harsh criticism or faultfinding. We will "take less " from a friend than we will from one who is indifferent to us.-Randolph S. Bourne.
EAR is lack of faith. Lack of faith is ignorance. Fear can only be cured by vision. Give the world eyes. It will see. Give it ears. It will hear. Give it a right arm. It will act.
Man needs time and room. Man needs soil, sunshine and rain. Needs a chance.
Open all your doors and windows. Let everything pass freely in and out, out and in.
Even the evil. Let it pass out and in, in and out.
No man hates the truth. But most men are afraid of the truth.
Make the truth easier than a lie. Make the truth welcomer than its counterfeits
Then men will no longer be afraid. Being afraid is being ignorant. Being ignorant is being without faith.
You may be as orthodox as the Devil, and as wicked.-John Wesley.
son, remember you have to work. Whether you handle pick or wheelbarrow or a set of books, digging ditches or editing a newspaper, ringing an auction bell or writing funny things, you must work. Don't be afraid of killing yourself by overworking on the sunny side of thirty. Men die sometimes, but it is because they quit at nine p.m. and don't go home until two a.m. It's the intervals that kill, my son. The work gives you appetite for your meals; it lends solidity to your slumber; it gives you a perfect appreciation of a holiday. There are young men who do not work, but the country is not proud of them. It does not even know their names; it only speaks of them as old So-and-So's boys. Nobody likes them; the great, busy world does n't know they are here. So find out what you want to be and do. Take off your coat and make dust in the world. The busier you are, the less harm you are apt to get into, the sweeter will be your sleep, the brighter your holidays, and the better satisfied the whole world will be with you.-Bob Burdette.
can I do? I can talk out when
others are silent. I can say man when others say money. I can stay up when others are asleep. I can keep on working when others have stopped to play. I can give life big meanings when others give life little meanings. I can say love when others say hate. I can say every man when others say one man. I can try events by a hard test when others try it by an easy test. What can I do? I can give myself to life when other men refuse themselves to life.-Horace Traubel.
Tis of dangerous consequence to represent to man how near he is the level of beasts without showing him at the same time his greatness. It is likewise dangerous to let him see his greatness without his meanness. It is more dangerous yet to leave him ignorant of either; but very beneficial that he should be made sensible of both.-Pascal.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty.-Keats.
HERE is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle that is worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our State free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of
our national life from political, commercial and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America-that is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood. The wellborn are those who are born to do that work; the wellbred are those who are bred to be proud of that work; the well-educated are those who see deepest into the meaning and the necessity of that work. Nor shall their labor be for naught, nor the reward of their sacrifice fail them; for high in the firmament of human destiny are set the stars of faith in mankind, and unselfish courage and loyalty to the ideal. -Henry Van Dyke.
NTHUSIASM is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. Single-handed the enthusiast convinces and dominates where the wealth accumulated by a small army of workers would scarcely raise a tremor of interest. Enthusiasm tramples over prejudice and opposition, spurns inaction, storms the citadel ot its object, and like an avalanche
Behind him lay the gray Azores,
"My men grow mutinous day by day; My men grow ghastly wan and weak.” The stout mate thought of home; a spray Of salt wave washed his swarthy cheek. "What shall I say, brave Adm'r'l, say, If we sight naught but seas at dawn?” "Why, you shall say at break of day: 'Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!””
They sailed andsailed,as winds might blow,
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VERY school boy and girl who has arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art of printing.
overwhelms and engulfs all obstacles. It is nothing more or less than faith in action s
Faith and initiative rightly combined remove mountainous barriers and achievetheunheard
of and miraculous.
Set the germ of enthusiasmafloatin your plant, in your office, or on your farm;carryitinyour attitude and manner; it spreads like contagion and influences every fiber of your industry before you realize it; it means increase in production and decrease
in costs; it means joy, and pleasure, and satisfaction to your workers; it means life, real, virile; it means spontaneous bedrock results-the vital things that pay dividends.-Henry Chester.
HE sole aristocracy of today is the aristocracy of wealth; the sole aristocracy of tomorrow will be the eternal divine, beneficent aristocracy of intellect and virtue-at its highest, genius; but that, like everything that descends from God, will rise among the people and labor for the people.-Mazzini.
My son Hannibal will be a great general, because of all my soldiers he best knows how to obey.-Hamilcar.
AN is arrogant in proportion to his ignorance. Man's, natural tendency is toward egotism. Man, in his infancy of knowledge, thinks that all creation was formed for him. For several ages he saw, in the countless worlds that sparkle through space like the bubbles of a shoreless ocean, only the petty candles, the household torches, that Providence had beenpleased tolight for no other purpose but to make the night more agreeable to man. Astronomy has corrected this delusion of human vanity, and man now reluctantly confesses that the stars are worlds, larger and more glorious than his own-that the earth on which he crawls is a scarcely visible speck on the vast chart of creation.
Now speak, brave Adm'r'l; speak and
ET the confidence of the public and you will have no difficulty in getting their patronage. Inspire your whole force with the right spirit of service; encourage every sign of the true spirit. So display and advertise wares that customers shall buy with understanding. Treat them as guests when they come and when they go, whether or not they buy s Give them all that can be given fairly, on the principle that to him that giveth shall be given. Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten Then your business will prosper by a natural process. -H. Gordon Selfridge.
They sailed. They sailed. Then spake the
"This mad sea shows his teeth tonight. He curls his lip, he lies in wait, With lifted teeth, as if to bite! Brave Adm'r'l, say but one good word: What shall we do when hope is gone?" The words leapt like a leaping sword: "Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!"
Then, pale and worn, he kept his deck, And peered through darkness. Ah, that night
Of all dark nights! And then a speck—
But in the small as in the vast, God is equally profuse of life. The traveller looks upon the tree, and fancies its boughs were formed for his shelter in the Summer sun, or his fuel in the Winter frosts. But in each leaf of these boughs the Creator has made a world -it swarms with innumerable races. Each drop of water in a moat is an orb more populous than a kingdom is of men.
Everywhere, then, in this immense design, science brings new life to light. Life is the one pervading principle, and even the thing that seems to die and putrefy but engenders new life, and changes to fresh forms of matter.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.
-Sarah A. Bolton.
HE man who lacks faith in other men loses his best chances to work and gradually undermines his own power and his
own character. We do not realize to what extent others judge us by our beliefs. But we are in fact judged in that way; and it is right that we should be judged in that way. The man who is cynical, whether about women or business or politics, is assumed to be immoral in his relations to women or business or politics. The man who has faith in the integrity of others in the face of irresponsible accusations is assumed to have the confidence in other's goodness because he is a good man himself. -President Hadley.
When you define liberty you limit it, and when you limit it you destroy it. -Brand Whitlock.
BELIEVE in boys and girls,
the men and women of a great tomorrow, that whatsoever the boy soweth, the man shall reap. I believe in the curse of ignorance, in the efficacy of schools, in the dignity of teaching, and the joy of serving another. I believe in wisdom as revealed in human lives as well as in the pages of a printed book; in lessons taught not so much by precept as by example: in ability to work with the hands as well as to think with the head; in everything that makes life large and lovely. I believe in beauty in the schoolroom, in the home, in the daily life and out of doors. I believe in in all ideals and distant hopes that lure us on. I believe that every hour of every day we receive a just reward for all we do. I believe in the present and its opportunities, in the future and its promises, and in the divine joy of living.-Edwin Osgood Grover.
OOK love, my friends, is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will support you when all other recreations are gone. It will last you until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.-Anthony Trollope.
LL Nature speaks the voice of dissolution. The highway of history and of life is strewn with the wrecks that Time, the great despoiler, has made. We listen sorrowfully to the Autumn winds as they sigh through dismantled forests, but we know their breath will be soft and vernal in the Spring, and the dead flowers and withered foliage will blossom and bloom again. And if a man die, shall he, too, not live again? Is earth the end of all, and death an eternal sleep? Not so, but beyond the grave in the distant Aiden, hope provides an Elysium of the soul where the mortal shall assume immortality, and life become an endless splendor.
-D. W. Voorhees.
ISTINGUISHED beauty, brilliant talents, and the heroic qualities that play a more or less important part in the affairs of life, sink into a comparatively minor place among the elements of married happiness. Marriage brings every faculty and gift into play, but in degrees and proportions very different from public life or casual intercourse and relations. Power to soothe, to sympathize, to counsel, and to endure, are more important than the highest qualities of the hero or the saint. It is by these alone that the married life attains its full measure of perfection.-W. E. H. Lecky.
OU don't have to preach honesty to men with a creative purpose. Let a human being throw the energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty The writers who have nothing to say are the ones you can buy; the others have too high a price. A genuine craftsman will not adulterate his product. The reason is n't because duty says he should n't, but because passion says he could n't. -Walter Lippmann.
T is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall be worth doing, and be of itself pleasant to do: and which should be done under such conditions as would make it neither over-wearisome nor over-anxious. Turn that claim about as I may, think of it as long as I can, I can not find that it is an exorbitant claim; yet again I say if Society would or could admit it the face of the world would be changed; discontent and strife and dishonesty would be ended. To feel that we were doing work useful to others and pleasant to ourselves, and that such work and its due reward could not fail us! What serious harm could happen to us then?-William Morris.
AR away there in the sunshine are
my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.-L. M. Alcott.
SEE UMOR has been defined as the salt of life. It is a caprice of our natures, or rather that quality which gives to ideas a ludicrous or fantastic turn, the effect of it being to excite the pleasurable emotions which exhibit in laughter or mirth. Its unfailing power to win an audience is well known, and it is to this emotion that the amateur's attention is first attracted. It may take the form of a play of wit, sarcasm, satire, irony or the like; in any case, it is certain to meet with prompt response from the average audience. Comedy which is the term under which we class the different forms of humor, is therefore an essential element in drama. It does not deal with emotions that are heartsearching nor terrifying incidents, but trades rather in eccentricities of character and quaintness of manner; consequently, its chief dramatic use is to relieve the tension of a serious action. It is in this manner that it was used by the Elizabethan playwrights, who fully appreciated the tastes and weaknesses of their audience. However, comedy is not an absolute essential to the success of a play. Nearly all the best tragedies and certain of the most powerful dramas have not a ray of humor in them. The reason is not far to seek, for serious subjects, such as deal with the dignified and noble qualities of the human nature, admit only of a serious and earnest presentation. It has been said that the direct appeal of the drama is to make the audience think,
feel or laugh, and certainly a drama which does not accomplish at least one of these results is a failure; but to combine all these qualities in the proper proportions in a single play demands the greatest ability, and few playwrights can accomplish it. Humor in the hands of an artist has an unfailing power to win an audience, and it is the best
means which the playwright has at his command for relieving the stress of a serious action. -O. R. Lamb.
OCIETY, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and sweet valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt; she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole.-Oscar Wilde.
A murdered man, ten miles away,
It came along a little wire,
It thins in the clubs to a little smoke Between one joke and another joke, For a city in flames is less than the fire That comforts you and me.
Each was honest after his way,
From "The Wine Press," by Alfred Noyes
LIMB the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.-John Muir.
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.-Thoreau.