Getting on in the World; Or, Hints on Success in Life

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Griggs, 1882 - 365 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 184 - I am in earnest. I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch. AND I WILL BE HEARD.
Pàgina 83 - Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong, They learn in suffering what they teach in song.
Pàgina 99 - Insist on yourself ; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation ; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.
Pàgina 81 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Pàgina 26 - Men are the sport of circumstances, when The circumstances seem the sport of men.
Pàgina 91 - Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. There is at this moment for you an utterance brave and grand as that of the colossal chisel of Phidias, or trowel of the Egyptians, or the pen of Moses, or Dante, but different from all these.
Pàgina 121 - Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Pàgina 260 - Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
Pàgina 90 - Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

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