High School Ideals

High School Ideals

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...But those who doubt and hesitate, Condemned to failure, penury, and woe, Seek me in vain and uselessly implore; I enter not, and I return no more." Thus Opportunity will knock at every man's door and offer him intelligence, scholarship, fame, fortune, manhood, character, and all else that mortals desire. But possibly this sonnet gives a wrong impression. It may be true that the same opportunity never returns; but others equally as good meet us at every _ turn. Opportunities by the score march silently by OPPORTUNITY s1 us every day. No herald announces their coming, no brass band accompanies their march, and no waving banner proclaims their presence; nevertheless, they are within our reach if we only have the perception to see them, the courage to grasp them and the diplomacy to use them aright. udge Malone, a southern jurist, gives a truer conception of opportunity, possibly, than Senator Ingalls. He says: "They do me wrong who say I come no more, When once I knock and fail to find you in; For every day I stand outside the door, And bid you wait, and rise to fight and win." The gateways of opportunity stand open for all. Longfellow, fifty years after he had been graduated from college, was called back to deliver an address. His classmates, who were living, assembled in reunion to hear him. In that address he points out particularly that old age is opportunity and has its rain of gold also. He writes: ' "But why, you ask me, should this tale be told To men grown old, or who are growing old? It is too late! Ah, nothing is too late Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. Cato learned Greek at eighty; Sophocles Wrote his grand Oedipus, and Simonides Bore ofi the prize for verse from his compeers When each...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865960
  • 9781236865960