Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Records of Leading Men, Women and Prominent Families of the Counties Named, and Other Portions of the State (Google eBook)

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Goodspeed Brothers, 1894 - La Porte County (Ind.) - 569 pages
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Page 104 - The greatest man is he who chooses the Right with invincible resolution, who resists the sorest temptations from within and without, who bears the heaviest burdens cheerfully, who is calmest in storms and most fearless under menace and frowns, whose reliance on truth, on virtue, on God is most unfaltering...
Page 484 - The monument which his children or friends may erect to his memory in the cemetery will crumble into dust and pass away; but his life, his achievements, the work he has accomplished, which otherwise would be forgotten, is perpetuated by a record of this kind. To preserve the lineaments of our companions we engrave their portraits, for the same reason we collect the attainable facts of their history. Nor do we...
Page 251 - Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind : How few think justly of the thinking few ! How many never think, who think they do ! Opinion, therefore—such our mental dearth— Depends on mere locality or birth.
Page 146 - LAERTES' head. And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel ; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
Page 407 - Nothing great is lightly won, Nothing won is lost ; Every good deed nobly done Will repay the cost. Leave to heaven, in humble trust, All you will to do; But if you succeed, you must Paddle youi own canoe MRS.
Page 359 - August 14-20, 1893, under the auspices of the World's congress auxiliary of the World's Columbian exposition.
Page 430 - ... .It is one of the oldest as well as one of the most complete examples of Jain architecture known.
Page 372 - Congress, but extended all over the country, and so manifest was this that he was nominated by the Republican party for the office of Vice-President of the United States in 1868, and was triumphantly elected.
Page 371 - His first election to office was in 1850, when he became a member of the convention which framed the new constitution of the State.
Page 244 - Lift up your voices and weep for him ! For the warmest of hearts is frozen, The freest of hands is still ; And the gap in our picked and chosen The long years may not fill.

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