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Page 378 - Are you in earnest? seize this very minute — What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Page 363 - My meaning simply is , that whatever I have tried to do in life , I have tried with all my heart to do well ; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that, in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Page 13 - I would be true, for there are those who trust me ; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
Page 433 - ... in a nation's heart, All other days above. And this is Washington's glory, A steadfast soul and true, Who stood for his country's honor When his country's days were few. And now when its days are many, And its flag of stars is flung To the breeze in defiant challenge, His name is on every tongue. Yes, it's splendid to live so bravely, To be so great and strong, That your memory is ever a tocsin To rally the foes of the wrong; To live so proudly and purely That your people pause in their way,...
Page 40 - We say sew but likewise few; And the maker of a verse Cannot cap his horse with worse? Beard sounds not the same as heard; Cord is different from word. Cow is cow but low is low; Shoe is never rhymed with foe.
Page 276 - Tis e'en as if an angel shook his wings: Immortal fragrance fills the circuit wide, That tells us whence his treasures are supplied.
Page 40 - When the English tongue we speak, Why is break not rhymed with freak? Will you tell me why it's true We say sew but likewise few; And the maker of a verse Cannot cap his horse with worse?
Page 300 - The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and honors, for but one thing. And that is Initiative. What is Initiative? I'll tell you: It is doing the right thing without being told.
Page 433 - Tis splendid to live so grandly That, long after you are gone, The things you did are remembered. And recounted under the sun; To live so bravely and purely, That a nation stops on its way. And once a year, with banner and drum, Keeps the thoughts of your natal day.
Page 381 - Consumption is a germ disease and 3-4 of all consumptives. are cured. " The sleeping bags are very useful to the consumptive people because they can put their heads alone into them or leave their heads out and put the rest of the bodies into them. I saw the germs. It is a big white ball with blue spots on it. I think it would be fine to sleep in one of those beds with the head inside and the lungs outside.