Routine and Ideals: By Le Baron Russell Briggs

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1904 - Education - 232 pages
 

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Page 76 - are." It is this poem that answers the terrible question, — " Who shall nerve heroic boys To hazard all in Freedom's fight ? " with that mighty quatrain, — " So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, ' Thou must,' The youth replies, ' I can.
Page 86 - As the bird trims her to the gale, I trim myself to the storm of time ; I man the rudder, reef the sail, Obey the voice at eve obeyed at prime,
Page 82 - and I shall know you. Do your work and you shall reinforce yourself. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
Page 82 - The distinction and end of a soundly constituted man is his labor. Use is inscribed on all his faculties. Use is the end to which he exists. As the tree exists for its fruit, so a man for his work. A fruitless plant, an idle animal, does not stand in the universe.
Page 111 - live, Needs spirit lack all life behind, All stray thoughts, fancies fugitive, All loves except what trade can give ? But — shop each day and all day long! Friend, your good angel slept, your star Suffered eclipse, fate did you wrong! From where these sorts of treasures are There should our hearts
Page 132 - and that's saying a good deal; but if you must use razors to cut grindstones, why, I prefer the best cutlery." Every day of our lives we see fine steel put to coarse uses; and sometimes we rebel at a world where such things can and must go on. We see quiveringly delicate lives dashing themselves, as it seems, against hard,
Page 114 - Charles Dudley Warner prophesies that, when labor gets to be ten dollars a day, the workmen will not come at all — " they will send their cards." Everywhere men proceed on the assumption that the ideal life is not to work at all and to be paid
Page 236 - net. Postpaid, $'•37ON THE THRESHOLD By Theodore T. Munger " It is the frank, wise, inspiring work of a man who carries a high ideal into the circumstances of an average American community."— The Century. Crown 8vo, gilt top, $1.00. ESSAYS IN IDLENESS By Agnes Repplier
Page 13 - pick dust-specks from the floor, arrange his table, snatch up the newspaper, take down any book which catches his eye, trim his nails, waste the morning anyhow, in short, and all without premeditation, — simply because the one thing he ought to attend to is the preparation of a noon-day lesson in formal logic which he detests — anything but that!" It is astonishing how eagerly men
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