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wo years ago Floyd E. Brickel was a clerk in a bank in Akron, Ohio.
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"One day I was doing some work which threw me in contact with the president of the bank. The knowledge I showed in handling several legal questions surprised him. He said he thought every business man ought to know law.
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composite, being Celtic, Roman, Saxon, Danish and our language expressions that fit. We have the grandFrench, with a new infusion of Latin and Italian by est language in the world, capable of more appropriate the priests, considerable Greek and contributions from uses than any other. For this reason, and because the every other language, blended at last into one. This people who speak it are the most powerful and aggresis what makes it so hard to learn and so effective to use. sive, ours will some day be the prevailing tongue.
Of one or two languages we can say that they are There is the language; help yourself—you can have always something: Italian always melodious; Spanish of it what you choose, and it is your own fault if you always mellifluous-a language of love. But English do not select a rich and full vocabulary for your daily is not always anything; it is what we make of it. That use. It is a very good plan to read periodically a few is why the English-speaking writers and orators show pages of the dictionary under different letters, marking a greater variety of style than those of any other lan- the words that seem good to remember. You can not guage. Some call English clumsy. Indeed, a clumsy thus select the best words, however, for the true way mind can make it seem so; but the language itself is to learn their value is to learn it in use from conversasolid as a heavy beam of steel, and flexible as a Da- tion, oratory, and books. Good use of words gives mascus sword-blade, which could be bent double with- them a much wider meaning. out snapping. What writer has such strength and We can tell from one's conversation what kind of majesty as Shakespeare, and such lightness in his ten- people he has grown up with, lived among and imitated. der passages, sonnets, and lyrics, or more exquisite If one is not fortunate enough to mingle with persons delicacy than Shelley and Swinbourne? Some of whose language is pure, then nothing is left but to Shelley's lines seem like language melting into music. study the best writers and speakers. Any individuality or thought or emotion can find in
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IF YOU HAVE BOTCHED 1920 \HE mill cannot grind with the water that has New Year line to haunt you and mar your efficiency
passed.” Nor can you do anything with the for another twelvemonths. Don't let the past sap
time that has gone by. The sand that has any more of your energies, steal any more of your time, run through your life's hour-glass cannot run through destroy any more of your peace and happiness. again. We can do nothing with the past except to As Kipling says, “There is for you nothing irremediprofit by its lesson. If it has been painful and bitter able, nothing ineffaceable, nothing irrecoverable in and hard, that is all the more reason why we should anything you may have said or thought or done." let it go; why we should not any longer allow it to mar There is no past so black or so bitter that it cannot our lives. It has certainly thwarted us, pained us be redeemed. Do not let it sap any more of your enough already. Let us put it behind us now and energies, waste any more of your time, destroy more begin again.
of your peace or happiness. If you have botched 1920, if you have not succeeded Live in the here and now. Let this be the bugle call in your undertakings, if you have been a failure in the for the New Year. Live your life fully, completely, past, if you have been humiliated by your mistakes, richly. Do not make this a mean, stingy, povertyyour shortcomings, the paucity of your achievement; stricken year. Pack this year, not next year, with all if you have been foolish, wasting your time, your the good things you can command. money, your life, do not drag these ghosts over the
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