By Russell H. Conwell
Profound, but effortless to learn, this self-help vintage addresses the connection among religious and fabric wishes. added as a lecture millions of instances by means of the founding father of Temple college, it provides practical suggestion on establishing your brain and profiting from your situations to discover riches on your personal yard.
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As he stood in that elocutionary attitude, friends, this is just the way that speech went. ” That would be impossible. But I am here for the lesson and not for the story, and this is the way it went: “Fellow-citizens -- “ As soon as he heard his voice his ﬁngers began to go like that, his knees began to shake, and then he trembled all over. He choked and swallowed and came around to the table to look at the manuscript. Then he gathered himself up with clenched ﬁsts and came back: “Fellow-citizens, we are Fellow-citizens, we are -- we are -- we are -- we are -- we are -- we are very happy -- we are very happy -- we are very happy.
Simply because that man fell into that same human error -- that this boy was great because he was an ofﬁcer and these were only private soldiers. Oh, I learned the lesson then that I will never forget so long as the tongue of the bell of time continues to swing for me. Greatness consists not in the holding of some future ofﬁce, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia.
Some of them had gone far out to get a pig or a chicken. Some of them had gone to death under the shell-swept pines in the mountains of Tennessee, yet in the good man’s speech they were scarcely known. He did refer to them, but only incidentally. 30 RUSSELL H. CONWELL ACRES OF DIAMONDS The hero of the hour was this boy. Did the nation owe him anything? No, nothing then and nothing now. Why was he the hero? Simply because that man fell into that same human error -- that this boy was great because he was an ofﬁcer and these were only private soldiers.
Acres of Diamonds, 1986-10 by Russell H. Conwell