Life and Later Speeches of Chauncey M. Depew

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Cassell Publishing Company, 1894 - Всего страниц: 510
 

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Стр. 35 - I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Стр. 336 - ... whole counsel of God, but were they now living, would be as willing to embrace further light as that which they first received. I beseech you remember, it is an article of your church covenant, that you be ready to receive whatever truth shall be made known to you from the written Word of God.
Стр. 18 - A great revolution has happened — a revolution made, not by chopping and changing of power in any of the existing states, but by the appearance of a new state, of a new species, in a new part of the globe. It has made as great a change in all the relations, and balances, and gravitations of power, as the appearance of a new planet would in the system of the solar world.
Стр. 343 - This is a misery much to be lamented, for though they were burning and shining lights in their times, yet they penetrated not into the whole counsel of God, but were they now living, would be as willing to embrace further light as that which they first received.
Стр. 204 - I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.
Стр. 103 - European wars in this particular : we are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war, as well as their organized armies.
Стр. 343 - I charge you before God and His blessed angels, that you follow me no farther than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ. If God reveal anything to you, by any other instrument of His, be as ready to receive it as ever you were to receive any truth by my ministry: for I am verily persuaded, the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of His holy word.
Стр. 109 - State, I deem it proper to acquaint you that I accepted such position when Louisiana was a State in the Union, and when the motto of this seminary was inserted in marble over the main door, 'By the liberality of the General Government of the United States. The Union: Esto perpetua.
Стр. 109 - And furthermore, as president of the Board of Supervisors, I beg you to take immediate steps to relieve me as superintendent, the moment the State determines to secede, for on no earthly account will I do any act or think any thought hostile to or in defiance of the old Government of the United States.
Стр. 324 - The convention held here to-day is held in the place and upon the anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Demosthenes gave as a rule of success in oratory, " action, action, action." That rule constitutes the principle of ancient civilization. It embodies the idea that the orator or the soldier rules the state. Demosthenes governed the democracy of Athens, and Caesar, the turbulent factions of Rome.

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