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Men in the Making

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,944 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 314
Added to site: 2007.09.01
mnybks.net#: 18089
Genre: Religion

The addresses which make up this book are printed, almost exactly, asthey were spoken from my pulpit in Glasgow.

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Ainger, "may save a man from vagrancy only by turning him into a thing; or it may keep him from idleness by making him an egotist." There is the man who, to use the common phrase, "sticks at it" with scarcely a competing thought or interest. He scorns ease, and lives laborious days. For what? I once heard it said, and I believe it was true, of a prosperous Yorkshireman, that the real pleasure he had in his money, for which he had toiled hard, was in a kind of mental calculation as to how many of his neighbours he could buy up.

"I do all things that I may honour the Father," said Jesus: and work which is not under this impulse, has in it no element of permanent satisfaction. In some way every work has to be brought into a conscious relation to God, or we only swell the crowd either of self-seekers, or of the men whose toil leaves no such impression upon their character as gives sign or evidence of a sane or worthy aim and end.

To give to work its essential dignity, and preserve it from mechanica

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