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A Baby Can Educate A Man A Baby Can Educate A Man

A Baby Can Educate A Man
If you will read Drummond's beautiful work "The Ascent of Man," you will learn that we owe to children the good that is in us. It is the child that educates the father and mother. If you are a solemn bachelor, gradually drying up in your selfish life, try having a baby around for a while. Get a despised thin one from the asylum. Get some good, kind old woman to take care of it. Give the woman and the baby the quietest room in your house or flat, and then watch the improvement in your character. You can... Essays - Post by : Exploration_la - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3006

Two Thin Little Babies Are Left Two Thin Little Babies Are Left

Two Thin Little Babies Are Left
The authorities of New York City, at this writing, have two babies to give away. A few days since there were about two hundred babies in the city foundling asylum to be had for the asking. Of all these little ones there remain but two whom nobody seems to want. These two forlorn little things are described as "thin and nervous; inclined to cry, and not taking kindly to those who come to pick out free babies for adoption." Hundreds of women anxious for children have gone to the asylum, have passed by the two little skinny babies, and have asked... Essays - Post by : curtis159753 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 2675

It Is Natural For Children To Be Cruel It Is Natural For Children To Be Cruel

It Is Natural For Children To Be Cruel
You have perhaps read that Mrs. Isabelle Bailey, of Palmyra, N.J., was cruelly tortured by three little girls. The unfortunate woman was eighty-five years old, paralyzed, and confined to her bed. The three children, two of them eight and one eleven years old, tormented the poor woman in a brutal manner, of which details shall not be published here. The helpless woman ultimately died, and the children were charged with murder. ---- This horrible story is mentioned in the hope of concentrating the minds of mothers and fathers on the fact that children are naturally more cruel, more vicious, than... Essays - Post by : maustin - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 2448

Cruel Frightening Of Children Cruel Frightening Of Children

Cruel Frightening Of Children
The most acute suffering is that produced by FEAR, and those who suffer most acutely from fear are YOUNG children. Who does not remember the intense agony in youth based upon the superstitious teachings of some foolish older person? And how many children are made miserable through the hideous fear that comes from threats and from punishment postponed? If a man should be whipped incessantly for three or four hours he would think his tormentor a monster of brutality. Yet you say to a child: "I will whip you for that to-morrow." You sentence that child to hours of the most... Essays - Post by : dolorespepper - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1674

What Should Be A Man's Object In Life? What Should Be A Man's Object In Life?

What Should Be A Man's Object In Life?
Sermons in stones are familiar, but few take the trouble to dig them out. Certainly none looks for sermons in a one-cent evening newspaper. At the same time, will you kindly think over and answer the question that heads this column? Here we are, marooned for a few days on a flying ball of earth. We don't know how we got here. We don't know where we are going. We are full of beautiful and satisfying FAITH. But we don't KNOW. Into this Universe, and WHY not knowing, Nor WHENCE, like... Essays - Post by : Dan_M - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 2948

What The Bartender Sees What The Bartender Sees

What The Bartender Sees
A young man with a cold face, much nervous energy and a tired-of-the-world expression leans over the polished, silver-mounted drinking bar. You look at him and order your drink. You know what you think of him, and you think you know what he thinks of you. Did you ever stop to think of ALL THE STRANGE HUMAN BEINGS besides yourself that pass before him? He stands there as a sentinel, business man, detective, waiter, general entertainer and host for the homeless. In comes a young man, rather early in the day. He is a little tired--up too late the night before.... Essays - Post by : national3 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1598

Two Kinds Of Discontent Two Kinds Of Discontent

Two Kinds Of Discontent
Emerson says: "Discontent is the want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will." Another individual, at least as solemn if not as wise as Emerson, says: "Discontent is the foundation of all human effort." Both are right, for there are two kinds of discontent. Almost everybody is afflicted with one kind of discontent or the other. It would be well for you, Mr. Reader, to decide what kind of discontent afflicts you. If you have the wrong kind, hurry and get the other as fast as possible. THE DISCONTENT THAT WHINES This is the kind of discontent which Emerson refers... Essays - Post by : Betty_Cleveland - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 2723

Do You Feel Discouraged? Do You Feel Discouraged?

Do You Feel Discouraged?
A young man lost his money in stocks the other day and killed himself. Other young men lose heart when things go against them and drift through life helpless, useless derelicts. Let us give such men a bit of advice: Don't let failure discourage you. Almost all the brilliantly successful characters of history have known early trials and reverses. The great philosopher, Epictetus, was a slave. Alfred the Great wandered through the swamps as a fugitive and got cuffed on the ears for letting the cakes burn. Columbus went from court to court like a... Essays - Post by : TerryTelford - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3427

Too Little And Too Much Too Little And Too Much

Too Little And Too Much
Here is a quotation from a very wise person called Aristotle. This Greek philosopher was the teacher of Alexander the Great, and incidentally he has been the teacher of millions of men since he began to talk philosophy, more than twenty centuries ago. "First of all, we must observe that in all these matters of human action the too little and the too much are alike ruinous, as we can see (to illustrate the spiritual by the natural) in the case of strength and health. Too much and too little exercise alike impair the strength, and too much meat and... Essays - Post by : SkyKing - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3306

The Monkey And The Snake Fight The Monkey And The Snake Fight

The Monkey And The Snake Fight
We wish to tell you of the monkey and the snake fight, described by a witness in the Lahore Tribune. ---- Before men arrived on earth, when all the animals were racing for supremacy, the monkey seemed to have the smallest chance. No one would have guessed that the descendants of this feeble, defenseless little brute would eventually rule the earth, killing off tigers, lions and the other huge monsters at pleasure. We have before called your attention in this column to the fact that the monkey, or some animal like him, had the honor of contributing our proud... Essays - Post by : wowbigboy - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1228

From Mammoths To Mosquitoes --from Murder To Hypocrisy From Mammoths To Mosquitoes --from Murder To Hypocrisy

From Mammoths To Mosquitoes --from Murder To Hypocrisy
You are standing with this writer on the edge of a stagnant pool in Northern Europe, fifty thousand years ago. The trees are strange, the life is strange. There are certain familiar things visible. For instance, on one side of the pool there is an angry mammoth, with long hair and long tusks. He is a huge, savage beast, monster of power with tiny, vicious eyes, and a curled trunk of unlimited force. You recognize his resemblance to the modern elephant, and you feel at home. In the middle of the pool, standing up to his waist in water,... Essays - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3569

What Animal Controls Your Spirit? What Animal Controls Your Spirit?

What Animal Controls Your Spirit?
Of all animals upon earth man came last. All of earth's animal creations are bound up in man. As to the first statement there is no difference of opinion. The Bible and Darwin agree that man was created last of all the animals. Very superficial observation will convince you that man contains in his mental make-up all of the "inferior" animals, or at least a great many of them. You, Mr. Jones, or Smith, who read this are in your single self a sort of synthesis of the entire animal creation. If you could be divided into your component animal parts... Essays - Post by : barrington - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1622

The Eye That Weighs A Ton The Eye That Weighs A Ton

The Eye That Weighs A Ton
All our fussing and fuming about little matters must end in time. It is a comfort to feel sure that the time will come when questions of wages, starvation, justice, supply and demand, finance, and all the miserable worries of to-day, from Presidential elections to the digging of sewers, will be things of the past. Had we been intended for such things exclusively, we might as well have been put in a hole in the ground or in some cool corner of Hades to fight out our troubles. We should not have needed for our home a beautiful globe, swinging... Essays - Post by : richard4231 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1726

When The Baby Changed Into A Fourteen-year-old When The Baby Changed Into A Fourteen-year-old

When The Baby Changed Into A Fourteen-year-old
Nothing is more common than to hear men--especially great and moral men--deplore the results of civilization, of mechanical, industrial and scientific progress. We quote a typical lament by a noble and sincere man, the Reverend Charles Wagner, author of an admirable book called "The Simple Life." The author says: "If it had been prophesied to the ancients that one day humanity would have all of the machinery now in use to sustain and protect natural existence, they would have concluded therefrom, first, an increase of independence, and in the second place, a great decrease in the competition for worldly... Essays - Post by : miniJV.com - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3339

Don't Be In A Hurry, Young Gentlemen Don't Be In A Hurry, Young Gentlemen

Don't Be In A Hurry, Young Gentlemen
There are many young men on earth who fail because they lack ambition and determination to advance. There are many more whose trouble is hasty ambition. They fail to realize their present chances in their hurried reaching out for something better. You may see in any club, pool-room or other resort for wasting time crowds of young men smoking and deploring their lack of success. "I've been working three years at the same job and the same salary," one will say, "and I don't see what chance I have for getting ahead." The young man who talks in... Essays - Post by : netadventures - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1329

The Story Of The Complaining Diamond The Story Of The Complaining Diamond

The Story Of The Complaining Diamond
The Rev. David James Burrell, in "A Quiver of Arrows," presents a very interesting parable on the benefit of trials. Here is the parable: Trials are profitable. The rough diamond cried out under the blow of the lapidary: "I am content; let me alone." But the artisan said, as he struck another blow: "There is the making of a glorious thing in thee." "But every blow pierces my heart." "Ay; but after a little it shall work for thee a far more exceeding weight of glory." "I cannot understand," as blow fell upon blow, "why I should suffer in this way."... Essays - Post by : Priscilla - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1297

Woman Sustains, Guides And Controls The World Woman Sustains, Guides And Controls The World

Woman Sustains, Guides And Controls The World
Of all events here on earth, the greatest is the birth of a baby. Great battles are fought, won and lost. Nations and religions rise and fall. Great cities flourish to-day, and to-morrow the sand lies heavy over them. And of all these events the eternal Niagara of new babies is the first and essential foundation. He knows little of real life, its greatest happiness, deepest devotion, intensest suffering, who has never witnessed the arrival of a new human being in this life of progress and struggle. There lies the new baby at last, its black face gradually... Essays - Post by : neiltown - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 1724

The Vast Importance Of Sleep The Vast Importance Of Sleep

The Vast Importance Of Sleep
MIschievous stories are told about the ability of great men to do without sleep. The foolish young man reads that Napoleon slept only three or four hours at night--and he cuts down his hours of sleep. He might better open a vein and lose a pint of blood than lose the sleep, which is life itself. Most of the stories told about great men doing without sleep are mere lies. Some of them are true. For instance, it is undoubtedly true that Napoleon--an inconceivably foolish, reckless man in matters affecting his physical welfare--did deprive himself of sleep in... Essays - Post by : michaelms - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3456

The One Who Needs No Statue The One Who Needs No Statue

The One Who Needs No Statue
A movement is started in Italy to celebrate religiously the close of the nineteenth century. The idea is to erect at different points on the Peninsula nineteen colossal statues of Christ. The statues, one for each century, are to be of cast-iron, gilded, heroic in size. There can be no objection to the idea, since it gives expression to proper religious feeling. But should it fail of execution, that would be quite as well. ---- For one Man only in all the history of the world no statue is needed. To the glory of one Man we... Essays - Post by : Seanj777 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 3017

Imagination Without Dreaming The Secret Of Material Success Imagination Without Dreaming The Secret Of Material Success

Imagination Without Dreaming The Secret Of Material Success
"Marconi has imagination without being a dreamer." Thus Mr. Serviss gave an explanation of material achievement and material success on big lines. WITHOUT imagination a man may prosper relatively. He may live comfortably and die contented. But at best such a man will only follow in beaten paths. He will only do what others have done before him. He will not receive any of the great rewards which humanity offers to those whose IMAGINATION opens for the benefit of all new fields of thought, of successful material effort. ---- In material achievement there are two elements--executive force (which... Essays - Post by : Dhibhi - Date : July 2011 - Author : Arthur Brisbane - Read : 2782