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Page 268 - Is still true that you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
Page 239 - Congregational church, and in a fraternal way he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Page 120 - The office of biography is not to give voice to a man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave...
Page 53 - ... that will enable him to lose his individuality, his personal feelings, his prejudices and his peculiarities of disposition in the dignity, impartiality and equity of the office, to which life, property, right and liberty must look for protection.
Page 215 - Starting out in life without any vaulting ambition to accomplish something especially great or famous, he has followed the lead of his opportunities, doing as best he could anything that came to' hand and seizing legitimate advantages as they have arisen.
Page 78 - Lackey has not been without that honorable ambition which is so powerful and useful as an incentive to activity in public affairs, he regards the pursuits of private life as being in themselves abundantly worthy of his best efforts.
Page 176 - ... is ready to meet any obligation of life with the confidence and courage that come of conscious personal ability, right conception of things and an habitual regard for what is best in the exercise of human activities.
Page 17 - Rite, and has also crossed the sands of the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He...