The wise counsels and practical suggestions with which this bookabounds make it eminently suitable for the Epworth League ReadingCourse. We commend it to all young people who are desirous to formtheir character on the Christian model and to carry religious principleinto the practical affairs of common life.
is no getting on without labor. We live in times of great competition, and if a man does not work, and work hard, he is soon jostled aside and falls into the rear. It is true now as in the days of Solomon that "the hand of the diligent maketh rich."
(a) There are some who think they can dispense with hard work because they possess great natural talents and ability--that cleverness or genius can be a substitute for diligence. Here the old fable of the hare and the tortoise applies. They both started to run a race. The hare, trusting to her natural gift of fleetness, turned aside and took a sleep; the tortoise plodded on and won the prize. Constant and well-sustained labor carries one through, where cleverness apart from this fails. History tells us that the greatest genius is most diligent in the cultivation of its powers. The cleverest men have been of great industry and unflinching perseverance. No truly eminent man was ever other than an industrious man.
(b) There are some wh
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