By Russell H. Conwell
Russell Herman Conwell used to be an American Baptist minister, attorney, author, and remarkable orator. he's top remembered because the founder and primary president of Temple collage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for his lecture and booklet Acres of Diamonds .
Acres of Diamonds originated as a speech which Conwell brought over 6,000 instances round the world.
The primary thought of the paintings is that one needn't glance in other places for chance, fulfillment, or fortune -- the assets to accomplish all great things are found in your individual neighborhood. This subject matter is constructed via an introductory anecdote, advised to Conwell by means of an Arab advisor, a few guy who desired to locate diamonds so badly that he bought his estate and went off in futile look for them; the hot proprietor of his domestic came across wealthy diamond mine used to be situated correct there at the estate. Conwell elaborates at the subject matter via examples of good fortune, genius, provider, or different virtues concerning usual american citizens.
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We had a Peace Jubilee here after the Spanish War. '' Some of you saw the procession go up Broad Street. '' and if I had been there I would have yelled too, because he deserves much more of his country than he has ever received. '' and if the boys answer me, ``Hobson,'' they will tell me seven-eighths of a lie. There were seven other heroes on that steamer, and they, by virtue of their position, were continually exposed to the Spanish fire, while Hobson, as an officer, might reasonably be behind the smoke stack.
30 True greatness is often unrecognized. That is sure. You do not know anything about the greatest men and women. I went out to write the life of General Garfield, and a neighbor, knowing I was in a hurry, and as there was a great crowd around the front door, took me around to General Garfield's back door and shouted, ``Jim! '' And very soon ``Jim'' came to the door and let me in, and I wrote the biography of one of the grandest men of the nation, and yet he was just the same old ``Jim'' to his neighbor.
A. R. comrades here tonight will tell you is true, that it is next to a crime for an officer of infantry ever in time of danger to go ahead of his men. '” I never did it. Do you suppose I would get in front of my men to be shot in front by the enemy and in the back by my own men? That is no place for an officer. The place 39 for the officer in actual battle is behind the line. How often, as a staff officer, I rode down the line, when our men were suddenly called to the line of battle, and the Rebel yells were coming out of the woods, and shouted: ``Officers to the rear!