Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana, Volume 1

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Lewis Publishing Company, 1899 - Benton County (Ind.) - 1075 pages

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Page 5 - The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the consensus of opinion on the part of his fellowmen.
Page x - Whether the elements of success in life are innate attributes of the individual, or whether they are quickened by a process of circumstantial development, it is impossible to clearly determine. Yet the study of a successful life is none the less interesting and profitable by reason of the existence of this same uncertainty.
Page x - ... we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Page 72 - He exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party and is now serving as township treasurer of the school funds of Orvil township.
Page 437 - He has never had occasion to regret his determination to seek a home in the new world for...
Page x - A man's reputation is the property of the world, for the laws of nature have forbidden isolation. Every human being either submits to the controlling influence of others or wields an influence which touches, controls, guides or misdirects others. If he be honest and successful in his chosen field of endeavor, investigation will brighten his fame and point the way along which others may follow with like success.
Page 142 - Haggerty was reared on his father's farm, and received his education in the district schools of Wayne county.
Page 57 - ... familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist.
Page 258 - Halladay was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife who died on the l2th of December of that year.
Page xi - For there is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man : also, it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.

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