The Young Man and the World

Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,634 / 244 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 303
Added to site: 2005.11.20
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Genre: Essays
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ed, the ancient, the mysterious, the persistent Jews.

This is saying much for the Hebrew blood and genius; but have not these Jews given us our moral laws, our spiritual ideals, our sacred faith? Not only the bankers of the world are they, but the formulators of the rules of conduct between man and man, and of that adoring attitude which the enlightened mind should always maintain toward the All-Father. The Jews are the universal people.

If you like ethnology, study the Jews. Study the Germans, too. What peoples they both are--utterly unlike, yet full of the inspiration of thoughts and deeds and persistence. Persistence--there is a word of might it will pay you to ponder over.

Persistence--"stick-to-it-ive-ness." It is a quality better than genius. The Germans have that quality preeminently, and other wholesome and masterful characteristics as well. They are domestic yet warlike, industrial yet artistic, experts in commerce yet disciples of science. Study the Germans!

Though you must not fear crit

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