Hints Toward Reforms, in Lectures, Addresses, and Other Writings. By Horace Greeley ..

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Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library, 1854 - 428 pages
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Page 423 - Man, this is one of the most extraordinary, that he shall go on from day to day, from week to week, from month to month.
Page 300 - They never fail who die In a great cause : the block may soak their gore ; Their heads may sodden in the sun ; their limbs Be strung to city gates and castle walls — But still their spirit walks abroad. Though years Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at last to freedom.
Page 107 - Our culture therefore must not omit the arming of the man. Let him hear in season that he is born into the state of war, and that the commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing in the weeds of peace...
Page 1 - Liberty stand alone ! Hasten the day, just Heaven ; Accomplish thy design ; And let the blessings thou hast freely given Freely on all men shine ; Till equal rights be equally enjoyed, And human power for human good employed ; Till law, not man, the sovereign rule sustain, And Peace and Virtue undisputed reign.
Page 76 - To know and feel our nothingness without regretting it, — to deem fame, riches, personal happiness, but shadows, of which human good is the substance, — to welcome pain, privation, ignominy, so that the sphere of human knowledge, the empire of virtue, be thereby extended, — such is the soul's temper in which the heroes of the coming age shall be cast.
Page 353 - Slavery, that condition in which one human being exists mainly as a convenience for other human beings — in which the time, the exertions, the faculties of a part of the Human Family are made to subserve, not their own development, physical, intellectual, and moral, but the comfort, advantage, or caprices of others.
Page 394 - A true life must be simple in all its elements. Animated by one grand and ennobling impulse, all lesser aspirations find their proper places in harmonious subservience. Simplicity in taste, in appetite, in habits of life, with a corresponding indifference to worldly honors and aggrandizement, is the natural result of the predominance of a divine and unselfish idea.
Page 354 - If I am less troubled concerning the Slavery prevalent in Charleston or New Orleans, it is because I see so much Slavery in New York, which appears to claim my first efforts.
Page 219 - Israel to rouse the people out of their selfcomplacency, to refresh their moral ideals, to remind them that the life is more than meat, and the body more than raiment, and that to whom much is given of them shall much also be required.
Page 393 - ... mansion. He has lived to little purpose, indeed, if he has not long since realized that wealth and renown are not the true ends of exertion, nor their absence the conclusive proof of ill-fortune. Whoever seeks to know if his career has been prosperous and brightening from its outset to its close, if the evening of his days shall be genial and blissful, should ask not for broad acres, nor towering edifices, nor laden coffers.

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