By Russell H. Conwell
Profound, but effortless to learn, this self-help vintage addresses the connection among religious and fabric wishes. brought as a lecture millions of instances by means of the founding father of Temple college, it provides practical suggestion on starting your brain and taking advantage of your conditions to discover riches on your personal yard.
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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. 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.
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. 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.
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. We are very happy to welcome back to their native town these soldiers who have fought and bled -- and come back again to their native town. We are especially -- we are especially -- we are especially. We are especially pleased to see with us to-day this young hero” [that meant me] -- “this young hero who in imagination” [friends, remember he said that; if he had not said “in imagination” I would not be egotistic enough to refer to it at all] -- “this young hero who in imagination we have seen leading -- we have seen leading -- leading.