Men who are Making America

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B.C. Forbes Publishing Company, 1922 - 442 pages

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Page 196 - MASTER of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace— soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate! If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate, And they who follow me reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate, Condemned to failure, penury, and woe, Seek me in vain and...
Page 203 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood, Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo 50 The means of weakness and debility ; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 36 - ... the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away "unwept, unhonored, and unsung," no matter to what uses he leaves the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: "The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.
Page 347 - To do the right thing at the right time in the right way to do some things better than they were ever done before to eliminate errors to know both sides of the question to be courteous to be an example to...
Page 206 - What struck me above everything else was the wonderful intelligence and magnetism of his expression, and the extreme brightness of his eyes. He was far more modest than in my youthful picture of him. I had expected to find a man of distinction. His appearance, as a whole, was not what you would call 'slovenly,' it is best expressed by the word 'careless.
Page 51 - ... law and by international convention as the public instrumentality for such purposes. Indeed, such a concentration of administrative action in this matter seems to me absolutely necessary, and I hereby earnestly call upon all those who can contribute either great sums or small to the alleviation of the suffering and distress, which must inevitably arise out of this fight for humanity and democracy, to contribute to the Red Cross.
Page 165 - It is recorded of Lord Kitchener that, when during the South African Campaign a subordinate officer reported to him a failure to obey orders and gave reasons therefor, he said to him: 'Your reasons for not doing it are the best I ever heard, now go and do it !' That is what the world demands to-day.
Page 40 - ... fortunately we did not use coal but the refuse wooden chips; and I always liked to work in wood. But the responsibility of keeping the water right and of running the engine, and the danger of my making a mistake and blowing the whole factory to pieces, caused too great a strain, and I often awoke and found myself sitting up in bed through the night trying the steam gauges. But I never told them at home that I was having a hard tussle.
Page 439 - Archbold had to admit in the end that crude oil is not worth "$4.00 a bbl.," his enthusiasm, his energy, and his splendid power over men have lasted. He has always had a well-developed sense of humour, and on one serious occasion, when he was on the witness stand, he was asked by the opposing lawyer: "Mr. Archbold, are you a director of this company ?" "I am." "What is your occupation in this company?" He promptly answered, "To clamour for dividends," which led the learned counsel to start afresh...
Page 336 - The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.

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