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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Roswell D. Hitchcock
  He only is great at heart who floods the world with a great affection. He only is great of mind who stirs the world with great thoughts. He only is great of will who does something to shape the world to a great career. And he is greatest who does the most of all these things and does them best.  1
  Idleness is paralysis.  2
  In a truly heroic life there is no peradventure. It is always either doing or dying.  3
  It is a luxury to learn; but the luxury of learning is not to be compared with the luxury of teaching.  4
  Pleasure is far sweeter as a recitation than a business.  5
  Real power has fullness and variety. It is not narrow like lightning, but broad like light. The man who truly and worthily excels in any one line of endeavor, might also under a change of circumstances, have excelled in some other line. Power is a thing of solidity and wholeness.  6
  Religion implies revelation.  7
  Religion is not a dogma, nor an emotion, but a service.  8
  There is no pride on earth like the pride of intellect and science.  9
  True greatness, first of ail, is a thing of the heart. It is all alive with robust and generous sympathies. It is neither behind its age, nor too far before it. It is up with its age, and ahead of it only just so far as to be able to lead its march. It cannot slumber, for activity is a necessity of its existence. It is no reservoir, but a fountain.  10
  Virtue, for us, is obedience to God in Christ.  11

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