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" It implied an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had one thing to do, and that he who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as to idle spectators, who live only... "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 586
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Gems of great authors; or, The philosophy of reading and thinking, selected ...

John Tillotson - 1880 - 386 pages
...rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of truth. Bacon. CCCXLV. Jjow TO DO GREAT THINGS. He who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as to idle spectators, who live only to amuse...
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Poems of English heroism, collected and arranged, with notes, by C.A. Auchmuty

Arthur Compton Auchmuty - 1882
...the reformation of prison discipline ; displaying (in the words of John Foster, " Essays," 1805), " an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." XLII. Ttiomas Arnold, head-master of Rugby School from 1828 until his death in 1842 : the founder of...
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Poems of English Heroism

Arthur Compton Auchmuty - 1882 - 152 pages
...of John Foster, " Essays," 1805), "an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had one tiling to do, and that he who would do some great thing in...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." XLIL Thomas Arnold, head-master of Rugby School from 1828 until hrs death in 1842 : the founder of...
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Speeches, Lectures, and Letters: Second series

Wendell Phillips - 1891 - 476 pages
...unconquerable and invariable than the determination of his feelings toward the main object. There was an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. . . . " As his method referred everything he did and thought to the same end, and his exertion did...
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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - 1891 - 382 pages
...essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered the mother of misery. Burton. Energy : He who would do some great thing in this short life...of his forces as, to idle spectators who live only toamuse themselves, looks like insanity. Foster. Is there one whom difficulties dishearten, who...
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Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties; a Book of Inspiration ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1894 - 312 pages
...Manchester, I laid out all my money, things were so cheap, and I made 9 good profit." FRAHCIS PARKMAN * He who would do some great thing in this short life...spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks Eke insanity/' "I hope," said a listener, "that your children are not too fond of money and business,...
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Poems of English Heroism from Brunanburh to Lucknow: From Athelstan to ...

Arthur Compton Auchmuty - 1895 - 152 pages
...the reformation of prison discipline ; displaying (in the words of John Foster, " Essays," 1805), " an inconceivable severity of conviction, that he had...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." XLII. Thomas Arnold, head-master of Rugby School from 1828 until his death in 1842 : the founder of...
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Pushing to the Front, Or, Success Under Difficulties: A Book of Inspiration ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1896
...Manchester, I laid out all my money, things were so cheap, and I made a good profit" FRANCIS PARKMAN " He who would do some great thing in this short life...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." " I hope," said a listener, " that your children are not too fond of money and business, to the exclusion...
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How to Succeed: Or, Stepping Stones to Fame and Fortune

Orison Swett Marden - 1896 - 332 pages
...and his conscience for five hours, and had now entered as victor. The verdict was ' Not guilty.' " " He who would do some great thing in this short life...live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity." It is generally thought that when a man is said to be dissipated in his habits he must be a drinking...
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Many Thoughts of Many Minds: A Treasury of Quotations from the Literature of ...

Louis Klopsch - 1896 - 304 pages
... BovEE. There is no substitute for thorough-going, ardent and sincere earnestness. DICKENS. He who would do some great thing in this short life,...work with such a concentration of his forces as to the idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity. JOHN FOSTER. Economy....
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