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By Russell Conwell, Robert Shackleton
American Baptist minister and legal professional, Russell Conwell was once the founder and primary President of Temple college who's top remembered for his speech, "Acres of Diamonds", during which he places forth the concept one needn't glance in other places for chance, yet particularly all of the assets for attaining luck exist in one's personal again backyard. That inspiring speech are available during this little quantity in addition to a brief biography of Conwell by means of Robert Shackleton and an autobiographical essay on his lifestyles as an orator through Conwell himself.
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We have seen leading his troops on to the deadly breach. We have seen his shining -- we have seen his shining -- his shining -- his shining sword -- ﬂashing. ” Oh dear, dear, dear! how little that good man knew about war. If he had known anything about war at all he ought to have known what any of my G. A. R. comrades here to-night will tell you is true, that it is next to a crime for an ofﬁcer of infantry ever in time of danger to go ahead of his men. ” I never did it. Do you suppose I would get in front of my men to be shot in front by the enemy and in the back by my own men?
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. 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.
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. He who can give to this city better streets and better sidewalks, better schools and more colleges, more happiness and more civilization, more of God, he will be great anywhere.
Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell, Robert Shackleton