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Page 159 - When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim, that a "drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall." So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will...
Page 58 - I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Page 159 - Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, when once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause really be a just one. On the contrary, assume to dictate to his judgment, or to command his action, or to mark him as one to be shunned and despised, and he will retreat within himself, close all the avenues to his head and his heart...
Page 3 - In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality — that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Page 97 - And the entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things — not merely industrious, but to love industry — not merely learned, but to love knowledge — not merely pure, but to love purity — not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.
Page 122 - Tis the fool who wins half the battle, Then throws all his chances away. "There is little in life but labor, And tomorrow may find that a dream; Success is the bride of endeavor, And luck — but a meteor's gleam. "The time to succeed is when others, Discouraged, show traces of tire; The battle is fought in the home stretch, And won — 'twixt the flag and the wire!
Page 164 - My friend, have you heard of the town of Yawn, On the banks of the River Slow, Where blooms the Waitawhile flower fair.
Page 1 - Notwithstanding the strictly symmetrical structure of the Chameleon, as to its two halves, the eyes move independently of each other, and convey different impressions to their respective centres of perception. The consequence is, that when the animal is agitated, its movements appear like those of two animals glued together.
Page 159 - ... your cause be naked truth itself, transformed to the heaviest lance, harder than steel, and sharper than steel can be made, and though you throw it with more than Herculean force and precision, you shall be no more able to pierce him than to penetrate the hard shell of a tortoise with a ryestraw.