Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 13

Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 13

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... only, for the address was a fine moral picture and word painting as to how we should live the ideal life. He began by the story of a farmer who had sold his property and was moving from the vicinity. after having lived there for many years. His nearest neighbor, with his family, watched him and his sons and daughters leave with positive joy, as there had been, for many years, a quarrel between the families over a line fence. The happiness and-contentment of the two families had been sacrificed because of a foolish quarrel.-The speaker went on to show that contentment and happiness are the highest success in life, and that wealth, position and honor, although in themselves a part of success, when taken alone, amount really to nothing. Allusion was made to the different ideals of success that the same person has at different ages, showing what success means to the child of six, to the youth of eighteen, to a young man of twentysix and to the middle-aged man. He then stated that success was for all; any who wish it may reach out their hands and take it; there were three foundation principles on which the truest success rests: First, Know your business; second, be friendly; third, lead a life of service. Many instances were given where farmers, farmers' sons and farmers' daughters, who really knew their business, had attained to material success; while Grant, as a farmer, as a real estate agent and as a tanner, attained nothing of success; as a general, the business he really understood, he attained the highest success and saved his country. Many interesting illustrations were used to prove that real friendliness brings a satisfaction and contentment which can be had in no other way, and by still further illustrations, that those...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787609
  • 9781236787606