The Philistine, Volume 18

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Harry Persons Taber, Elbert Hubbard
The Society, 1903
 

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Page 146 - That would not let me sleep : methought, I lay Worse than the mutines in the bilboes.* Rashly, And prais'd be rashness for it, — Let us know, Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well, When our deep plots do pall : and that should teach us. There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.* Hor.
Page 55 - When a university course convinces like a slumbering woman and child convince, When the minted gold in the vault smiles like the night-watchman's daughter, When warrantee deeds loafe in chairs opposite and are my friendly companions, I intend to reach them my hand, and make as much of them as I do of men and women like you.
Page 178 - ... yes! He is not so very clever, his trousers bag at the knee and his sleeves are too short, but his heart has but one desire, to do his work.
Page 26 - One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Page 54 - When the psalm sings instead of the singer, When the script preaches instead of the preacher, When the pulpit descends and goes instead of the carver that carved the supporting desk...
Page 59 - 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. But next to doing the thing without being told is to do it when you are told once.
Page 94 - Do instantly whatever is to be done, and take the hours of recreation after business, never before it. When a regiment is under march, the rear is often thrown into confusion because the front do not move steadily and without interruption. It is the same with business.
Page 94 - ... never before it. When a regiment is under march, the rear is often thrown into confusion because the front do not move steadily and without interruption. It is the same thing with business. If that which is first in hand is not instantly, steadily, and regularly despatched, other things accumulate behind till affairs begin to press all at once, and no human brain can stand the confusion.
Page 59 - Next, there are those who do the right thing only when necessity kicks them from behind, and these get indifference instead of honors, and a pittance for pay. This kind spends most of its time polishing a bench with a hard-luck story.
Page 35 - ... Continent it is worse. The ten thousand art students of Paris are Remittance Men. And they do not make artists, excepting as one in five thousand, like people who live down a consumptive taint. Jean Francois Millet is the type that makes the artist. Weary Willie and Cave-o'-the-Winds are possessed with the idea that the world owes them a living — and they go from house to house to collect it. The typical Educated Person is full of the same thought — the world must feed and clothe him. If...

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