The Advocate of Peace Volume 81-82

The Advocate of Peace Volume 81-82

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...that there should be no "deadline" at fifty years of age, and that we must keep after health everlastingly. If we would live, think, and work with the least possible friction--lovingly, smoothly, kindly--health will help. If we would purpose strongly at critical times, we must first be healthy. If we would burden our friends as little as possible, we must be healthy. If we would that our progeny be strong and healthy, we must first be healthy. Reasons enough, these, for the sedulous cultivation of health. And sound American doctrine withal. Men admire physical strength because of its evidence of physical health. Healthy men are not cruel. Bismarck waned in character and became a menace largely because of an irritable temper due to a chronic neuralgia. It was a temporary illness at Borodino which in 1812 started Napoleon upon his downward way. On the other hand, Gladstone's preparation for his famous "Home Rule Speech" consisted of an hour of exercise, after which he bathed and ate a light breakfast. Bryant came to his writing with an hour or two of exercise upon rising, each morning of his life. I recall the sight of tears in the eyes of my favorite teacher as with that eloquence, at once so real and so important to the success of teaching, he said to us: "Gentlemen, I would desire to watch and pray that I may never live to be a burden to them that love me." I recall asking a class of bright boys some years ago to write for me six reasons why health is desirable. Among the answers was this: "We should be healthy that we may cultivate the specie." Both as he intended and as he expressed, he was right. There is a reason for our instinctive admiration for the physical strength of...show more

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  • Paperback | 750 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,315g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961072
  • 9781236961075