Speeches of Hon. Chauncey M. DePew, LL. D; April, 1902-November 1904

Speeches of Hon. Chauncey M. DePew, LL. D; April, 1902-November 1904

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...It never does. The obligations pile up, the worry increases until your limit is reached. Only the most drastic measures will get rid of such people and they are the ones closest to us. A few lines which I heard the other day, and which possibly may be new to you, shows how a young lady tactfully met this difficulty. u Go ask papa," the maiden said. He knew that her papa was dead; He also knew the life he led, And to where her answer led, When "Go ask papa," the maiden said. "Let us five while we live at the top of our bent, for to-morrow we die" is Epicurean. It is a selfish philosophy. The Horatian maxium of carpe diem is lit tle better. They lead to dissipation which saps the moral, spiritual, intellectual and physical fibres of manhood. The philosophy of Longfellow's Psalm of Life is infinitely better: "Act, act in the living present! Heart within, and God o'erhead! But act that each to-morrow Finds us farther than to-day." We pass this way but once. There is no return over the old roadway. There should be no reason for desiring to retrace our steps. No one who has wisely lived should care to go back and begin again. I have no sympathy with those who would throw away all the pleasures of the past, all its loves and friendships, all the emotions felt as each round in the ladder of a career was reached and left behind, if only they could be once more in possession of youth and have life before them. At each milestone we can gather and distribute. We can leave something of hope, of help and of encouragement to those who follow, and still carry on, if we are determined that the world owes us more pleasure than sorrow, more gain than loss, more happiness than misery, more friends than enemies, a rich accumulation...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540298
  • 9781236540294