College and Educational Addresses

College and Educational Addresses

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... it broadens his own view of a spiritual life. But it has become fashionable and frequent to deny the value of a college course, except for the professions. Self-made men loudly proclaim their superiority in the practical affairs of the world. They begrudge the time, and distrust the methods of the University. They proudly point to accumulated wealth, and the success of gigantic enterprises, as the fruits of limited education, and the larger opportunities of earlier training in business. The educated intelligence of the country is the safety of these arrogant accidents. Their insolent parade of their wealth would inspire the measures for its destruction, if the wisdom which is gained in the universities did not provide the policies by which the rights of all can be maintained under free institutions. No State could survive the revolutionary conditions under which the passions or the prejudices of the hour should be formulated into laws. The enactment of passion into statute, and constitutions by proclamation, created for France the horrors of her revolution and her crazy quilt of governments, down to her present and more constitutional Republic. They make the Central and South American nations a travesty upon law and order. It is the sons of the colleges who have been the creators and the saviors of our liberties. It was the original genius and trained ability of Jonathan Mayhew, from a Boston pulpit, which first sowed the seeds of American Independence. Edmund Randolph of William and Mary, and Samuel Adams of Harvard, laid the foundations upon which the Continental Congress builded. They formulated the committees of correspondence which brought the colonies together. Brilliant orators fired the train whose explosion shattered the chains...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883756
  • 9781236883759