Rosy had not delayed her return on account of any presentation at court though the achievement of the photograph may have accounted for a few days more or less but on account of the fox-hunting, which had completely fascinated her.
And this achievement has been due, very largely, to a single slogan which he had hammered into your ears: Put the Literates in their place; our servants, not our masters!" He brushed a hand deprecatingly over his white smock and fingered the badges on his belt. "There has always been, on the part of the Illiterate public, some resentment against organized Literacy.
For cavalry, considering the time of year, it was by no means a mean undertaking; for infantry it was one of the highest achievement.
It is the foundation stone of an educational structure in which we shall show you how the mind may be brought by scientific measures to a certainty and effectiveness of operation far greater than is now common or ordinarily thought possible. Remember the two fundamental propositions set forth in this book. I. All human achievement comes about through some form of bodily activity.
We have not remembered that the defenders of a just cause should be pure in His eyes; that 'our times are in His hands, and we have relied too much on our own arms for the achievement of our independence. God is our only refuge and our strength. Let us humble ourselves before Him.
Let them begin, however slender their means, the building and perfecting of the national character by the building and adorning of a home which shall be worthy of the habitation of an American family, calm in the assurance that "the gods send thread for a web begun." Here will be found that satisfaction which comes from possession and achievement.
The Germans of Wisconsin and Missouri, the Scandinavians of Minnesota and the Dakotas, the Poles and Hungarians of Chicago, the Irish and Italians of a thousand communities, attest the fact that the "farmers and artisans from all the nations" have had an honorable part in the achievement.
It denotes an organization of life in which as yet no interest has risen above the rest; it bespeaks the common populace of interests, disciplined, but not moved to any eminent achievement. The fact that the validity of the principle of prudence is so readily granted is significant of this. Prudence requires no interest to be other than itself, but meets it on its own ground.
Now he saw that getting the materials to the spot where they were needed called for nearly as much brains and effort. Screening out spies and destructionists that would be an even greater achievement! He began to feel a tremendous respect and solicitude for the people who were doing ordinary jobs in the building of the Platform. And he worried about his own share more than ever.
On the contrary, we must seek to instil into the mind of each individual the too little recognised importance of his own contribution to the sum of national achievement. The building of character must be our paramount object, as it is the condition precedent of all social and economic reform in Ireland.