A History of Quebec: Its Resources and People : Illustrated, Volume 2

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Page 604 - Manson to be a man of broad intelligence and genuine public spirit, for these have been shadowed forth between the lines of this review.
Page 558 - 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 821 - The zeal with which he has devoted his energies to his profession, the careful regard evinced for the interests of his clients, and an assiduous and unrelaxing attention to all the details of his cases, have brought him a large business and made him very successful in its conduct.
Page 601 - In no profession is there a career more open to talent than in that of the law, and in no field of endeavor is there demanded a more careful preparation, a more thorough appreciation of the absolute ethics of life, or of the underlying principles which form the basis of all human rights and privileges. Unflagging application and intuitive wisdom and...
Page 558 - Fortunate is the man who has back of him an ancestry honorable and distinguished, and happy is he if his lines of life are cast in harmony therewith. In person, in talents and in character Aime Geoffrion is a worthy scion of his race.
Page 567 - He belongs to that class of men who wield a power which is all the more potent from the fact that it is moral rather than political and is exercised for the public weal rather than for personal ends.
Page 615 - Garvey, a native son of the city, whose record stands in contradistinction to the old adage that a prophet is never without honor save in his own country...
Page 682 - On the occasion of the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Mahomedan Literary Society presented His Highness with an Address of Loyal Welcome.
Page 519 - ... self-control 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 632 - When a man or a select number of men, have set in motion the machinery of business, which materializes into a thousand forms of practical utility, or where they have carved out a fortune or a name from the common possibilities, open for competition to all, there is a public desire, which should be gratified, to see the men, so nearly as a portrait and a word artist can paint them, and examine the elements of mind and the circumstances by which such results have been achieved.

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