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Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage, a personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in full military array.-LORD BROUGHAM.

Education is the instruction of the intellect in the Laws of Nature, under which name I include not merely things and their forces, but men and their ways; and the fashioning of the affections and of the will into an earnest and loving desire to move in harmony with those laws.-THOMAS HUXLEY.

An educated person takes command of new situations and novel undertakings, as on officer takes command of his troops. And how is it that this capacity to command has been developed? It is reached through the training to obey. The educated mind has been taught by greater minds and has felt the authority of greater thoughts.-PEABODY.

Delightful task to rear the tender thought,

To teach the young idea how to shoot.-THOMSON.

Education promotes peace by teaching men the realities of life and the obligations which are involved in the very existence of society; it promotes intellectual development, not only by training the individual intellect, but by sifting out from the masses of ordinary or inferior capacities, those who are competent to increase the general welfare by occupying higher positions; and, lastly, it promotes morality and refinement, by teaching men to discipline themselves, and by leading them to see that the highest, as it is the only permanent, content is to be attained, not by groveling in the rank and steaming valleys of sense, but by continual striving towards those high peaks, where, resting in eternal calm, reason discerns the undefined but bright ideal of the highest Good-"a cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night."-THOMAS HUXLEY.


An efficient man is a man who can do what he ought to do when he ought to do it, whether he wants to do it or not.

The habit of making knowledge power is efficiency.-NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER (Modern Eloquence, VII).

Efficiency? Yes, we are all seeking it, but it comes not by any royal road or through the medium of any heaven-born genius. Any scheme of efficiency that takes the heart out of the worker is a sham and a delusion. We must develop the human side as well as the mechanical side-the man and the woman as well as the engineer or clerk.-GEORGE BRUCE CORTELYOU (Modern Eloquence, IV).

Get facts; look far; think through.-WILLIAM C. REDFIELD (Modern Eloquence, V).

Lucks counts once in a while; trained efficiency counts all the time.

To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting answered.-RUSKIN.

Freedom and hope increase not only man's willingness but also his power for work.

Don't be so busy doing small things that you fail to see your opportunity to do large ones.

In to-day's strenuous business life, the man who half finishes a job, finishes himself.

Doing well depends upon doing completely.

What's the use of having a good aim in life if you are out of ammunition?

The cheapest and most efficient discipline is that which well paid, hopeful and zealous work naturally creates.-WILLIAM C. REDFIELD (Modern Eloquence, V).

There is everything in that one word-thoroughness; personal interest; concentration; patience; forgetfulness of self; close application; honest work.-EDWARD WILLIAM BOK (Modern Eloquence, XIII).

Six-cylinder incomes come from six-cylinder thinking and six-cylinder effort.

Within each of us is the instinct for good workmanship, and to it we should be true.

Every piece of work which is not as good as you can make it -meagerly thought, niggardly execution, every hasty or slovenly or untrue performance-should rise up against you in the court of your own heart and condemn you for a thief.— ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.

Do your work so well that it will require no supervision, and by doing your own thinking you will save the expense of hiring some one to think for you.-ELBERT HUBBARD.


Eloquence may be defined as the speech of one who knows what he is talking about and means what he says it is thought on fire.-WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (Modern Eloquence, XIII).

How forcible are right words.-OLD TESTAMENT.

The living voice is that which sways the soul.-PLINY THE YOUNGER.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.-OLD TESTAMENT.

True eloquence consists in saying all that is proper and nothing more.-LA ROCHEFOUCAULD.

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt.NEW TESTAMENT.

As the grace of man is in the mind, so the beauty of the mind is eloquence.-CICERO.

The ability to speak effectively is an acquirement rather than a gift.-WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. SHAKESPEARE.

The less said, the sooner mended.

Know it say it straight-and quit at the end.

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.-LEWIS CARROLL.

As a vessel is known by the sound whether it is cracked or not, so men are proved by their speeches whether they be wise or foolish.-DEMOSTHENES.

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.-BACON.

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes and but one tongue, to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.SOCRATES.

I say the best speeches of the community scattered through the land, discussing finance, taxes, education, are the education of the common people, and they learn more in a year of universal debate than they would in twenty years of reading and thinking without such help.-HENRY WARD BEECHER (Modern Eloquence, XIII).

Speeches are often like eggs. You don't need to eat the whole of an egg nor hear the whole of a speech to know that it is bad.-WALTER HINES PAGE.

Any old place in a speech is a good place to stop. If, as far as you have gone, you have made a good speech it is a good place to stop; and if, as far as you have gone, you have made a bad speech it is a hell of a good place to stop.-MAX D. STEUER (Modern Eloquence, VI).

There are three classes of preachers: those you can listen to, those you can't listen to, those you can't help listening to.ARCHBISHOP MAGEE.

An after-dinner speech ought to contain an anecdote, a platitude and a quotation.-JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.

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