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doing the thing next to them that made them geniuses. Why shouldn't every man cultivate the grit and determination of a William Lloyd Garrison? Many young men give up their positions if they are told they can't succeed. Confront them with a difficulty and they seek the path of least resistance.. Not so with William Lloyd Garrison. He lived for a principle and gloried in carrying out his purposes. Listen to his words: "I will be as harsh as truth; as uncompromising as justice; I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard." Isn't that inspiring? Isn't more of that sort of determination what we need?

Hear Robert Emmet-forced to give his life for a principle, he sacrificed all that was dear to a young man rather than bow to the dictates of what he believed to be wrong. He was tried by a judge who was prejudiced against him, and who reluctantly allowed him to make his own defence. "My lords, it may be a part of the system of angry justice to bow a man's mind by humiliation to the proposed ignominy of the scaffold-but worse to me than the proposed shame, or the scaffold's terrors, would be

the shame of such foul and unfounded imputations as have been laid against me in this Court. You, my lord, are a judge; I am the supposed culprit; I am a man, you are a man also. By a revolution of power we might change places, though we never could characters. If I stand at the bar of this Court and dare not vindicate my character, what a farce is your justice! If I stand at this bar and dare not vindicate my character, how dare you calumniate it? Does the sentence of death, which your unhallowed policy inflicts on my body, also condemn my tongue to silence and my reputation to reproach? I do not fear to approach the Omnipotent Judge to answer for the conduct of my whole life, and am I to be appalled and falsified by a mere remnant of mortality here? By you, too, who, if it were possible to collect all the innocent blood that you have shed in your unhallowed ministry, in one great reservoir, your lordship might swim in it."

Isn't that the kind of courage we need in business? Hear Martin Luther, the giant of the Middle Ages, who, rather than go contrary to his conscience and do an act unworthy of a man, exclaimed in tones of thunder that echoed

around the world: "If I had a thousand heads I would lose them all sooner than recant." That's the kind of grit that has inspired us, and those are the kind of men who have given us our magnificent civilization. Whether it was Luther, Savanarola, Emmet, or Lovejoy, each and every one laid down his life without a fair trial before unholy and unjust persecutors, for a principle. There are no more beheadings, no more burnings at the stake, and for doing the things for which those men laid down their lives, people are now lauded to the skies. But the clear grit, the magnificent manhood of those heroic men is to the world as inspiring as it is grand.

Listen to the immortal words of Patrick Henry: "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the expense of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I care not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death." It was simply the culmination of his invincible determination. A deep-seated, never-dying enthusiasm is what we need to awaken in us the mighty force of genius.

Think of the determination of General

Marion, the "Swamp Fox of the Carolinas," when he said to the British general, "I am in love, and my sweetheart is liberty and I am happy indeed. I would rather fight for such blessings for my country and feed on roots than keep aloof though wallowing in all the luxuries of Solomon. For now, sir, I walk the soil that gave me birth and exult in the thought that I am not unworthy of it. I look upon these venerable trees around me and feel I do not dishonor them. The children of future generations may never hear my name, but it gladdens my heart to think that I am now contending for their freedom and all its countless blessings."

How we are thrilled by the bravery of Napoleon when his own soldiers threatened his life in the Egyptian campaign. He banished forever their murderous designs by walking into their midst and calmly saying, "Soldiers, you are Frenchmen; you are too many to assassinate and too few to intimidate me."

"We have met the enemy and they are ours" was said by a man whose resolute determination knew no bounds. With Commodore Perry's determination and enthusiasm it was as easy

to capture the enemy's entire fleet as for an army headed by a man who lacked it to capture a single firearm.

To be enthusiastic is to be keenly alive. It is to "forget those things which are behind and to reach forth unto those things which are before." It's to put snap into things! and the difference between putting snap into your work and just simply doing it is precisely the difference between success and failure. "Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm," says Emerson.

It pays to wake up and stop idle dreaming and wishing, and do something. The thing can be done. It's not hard; not half so hard as it seems. It's not necessary to change occupations or professions. Success is there. All it needs is to be started and it will go around the world and climb above the stars. There are no impossibilities. There are no things that "can't be done."

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