The World Field: A Baccalaureate Discourse

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college, 1901 - 31 páginas
 

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Página 23 - He's true to God who's true to man ; wherever wrong is done, To the humblest and the weakest, 'neath the all-beholding sun, That wrong is also done to us ; and they are slaves most base, Whose love of right is for themselves, and not for all their race.
Página 7 - A fool always wants to shorten space and time : a wise man wants to lengthen both. A fool wants to kill space and kill time: a wise man, first to gain them, then to animate them.
Página 17 - For mankind are one in spirit, and an instinct bears along, Round the earth's electric circle, the swift flash of right or wrong ; Whether conscious or unconscious, yet Humanity's vast frame .Through its ocean-sundered fibres feels the gush of joy or shame ; — In the gain or loss of one race all the rest have equal claim.
Página 15 - Also the following letter addressed to the soldiers of the American Army: "Soldiers of the American Army: "We would not be fulfilling our duty as well-born men, in whose breasts there lives gratitude and courtesy, should we embark for our beloved Spain without sending to you our most cordial and sincere good wishes and farewell. We fought you with ardor, with all our strength, endeavoring to gain the victory, but without the slightest rancor or hate toward the American nation. We have been vanquished...
Página 16 - ... preceding it have left in our souls no place for resentment against the men who fought us nobly and valiantly. You fought and acted in compliance with the same call of duty as we, for we all but represent the power of our respective states...
Página 7 - ... as for being able to talk from place to place, that is, indeed, well and convenient ; but suppose you have, originally, nothing to say.* We shall be obliged at last to confess, what we should long ago have known, that the really precious things are thought and sight, not pace. It does a bullet no good to go fast ; and a man, if he be truly a man, no harm to go slow ; for his glory is not at all in going, but in being. § 36. " Well ; but railroads and telegraphs are so useful for communicating...
Página 9 - We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another word for Opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of the Divine Providence in behalf of the human race...
Página 7 - Your railroad, when you come to understand it, is only a device for making the world smaller: and as for being able to talk from place to place, that is, indeed, well and convenient; but suppose you have, originally, nothing to say. We shall be obliged at last to confess, what we should long ago have known, that the really precious things are thought and sight, not pace. It does a bullet no good to go fast; and a man, if he be truly a man, no harm to go slow; for his glory is not at all in going,...
Página 16 - You have complied exactly with all the laws and usages of war as recognized by the armies of the most civilized nations of the world; have given honorable burial to the dead of the vanquished; have cured their wounded with great humanity; have respected and cared for your prisoners and their comfort, and, lastly, to us, whose condition was terrible, you have given freely of food, of your stock of medicines, and you have honored us with distinction and courtesy, for after the fighting the two armies...
Página 16 - Congo and of Guinea, mingled with the blood of unscrupulous Spaniards and of traitors and adventurers — these people are not able to exercise or enjoy their liberty, for they will find it a burden to comply with the laws which govern civilized communities. " From eleven thousand Spanish soldiers. " PEDRO LOPEZ DE CASTILLO, " Soldier of Infantry. " SANTIAGO DE CUBA, 2ist of August, 1898.

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