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The greatest thing about me isn’t even a part of me. It’s you.
In the campaign of 1876, Robert G. Ingersoll came to Madison to speak. I had heard of him for years; when I was a boy on the farm a relative of ours had testified in a case in which Ingersoll had appeared as an attorney and he had told the glowing stories of the plea that Ingersoll had made. Then, in the spring of 1876, Ingersoll delivered the Memorial Day address at Indianapolis. It was widely published shortly after it was delivered and it startled and enthralled the whole country. I remember that it was printed on a poster as large as a door and hung in the post-office at Madison. I can scarcely convey now, or even understand, the emotional effect the reading of it produced upon me. Oblivious of my surroundings, I read it with tears streaming down my face. It began, I remember: "The past rises before me like a dream. Again we are in the great struggle for national life.We hear the sounds of preparation--the music of boisterous drums--the silver voices of heroic bugles. We see the pale cheeks of women and the flushed faces of men; and in those assemblages we see all the dead whose dust we have covered with flowers..." I was fairly entranced. he pictured the recruiting of the troops, the husbands and fathers with their families on the last evening, the lover under the trees and the stars; then the beat of drums, the waving flags, the marching away; the wife at the turn of the lane holds her baby aloft in her arms--a wave of the hand and he has gone; then you see him again in the heat of the charge. It was wonderful how it seized upon my youthful imagination. When he came to Madison I crowded myself into the assembly chamber to hear him: I would not have missed it for every worldly thing I possessed. And he did not disappoint me. A large handsome man of perfect build, with a face as round as a child's and a compelling smile--all the arts of the old-time oratory were his in high degree. He was witty, he was droll, he was eloquent: he was as full of sentiment as an old violin. Often, while speaking, he would pause, break into a smile, and the audience, in anticipation of what was to come, would follow him in irresistible peals of laughter. I cannot remember much that he said, but the impression he made upon me was indelible. After that I got Ingersoll's books and never afterward lost an opportunity to hear him speak. He was the greatest orater, I think, that I have ever heard; and the greatest of his lectures, I have always thought, was the one on Shakespeare. Ingersoll had a tremendous influence upon me, as indeed he had upon many young men of that time. It was not that he changed my beliefs, but that he liberated my mind. Freedom was what he preached: he wanted the shackles off everywhere. He wanted men to think boldly about all things: he demanded intellectual and moral courage. He wanted men to follow wherever truth might lead them. He was a rare, bold, heroic figure.
It was ironic that one of the greatest experiences of my life came out of one of the worst experiences.
I believe that the best advocates of a certain issue are the ones that fully understand both sides
The greatest policy is where there are no policies!
A. D. Posey
You will find the greatest happiness in letting yourself be.
What you like and dislike tells you what you are. Knowing the self is the greatest wisdom, because when you discover yourself, you also discover your source of happiness within.
It is through experience that I know the USA is not the greatest nation on Earth.
The highest form or worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.
Anyone can perform good deeds for an audience; the best among us do their greatest work when no one is present to bear witness.
The greatest success is how much impact was made
It is disappointing to witness the corporate government disability system letting massive numbers of sickened people down during their greatest time of need.
Give preference to things of the greatest lasting value.
The greatest thinkers have attempted to find who we are where we come from and why we are here but the greatest enigmas to me are how your hair is a lasso that captures the stars how your eyes are lakes that drown my doubts and how your skin is the sun bursting all at once. If I knew these answers I’d know everything for you alone contain the entire universe.
Among leaders who have made the greatest impact through ages, I would consider Muhammad before Jesus Christ.
Understanding why so many western women are giving birth to unnaturally large babies that either damage the birth canal or will not fit down it is one of the greatest challenges to modern medicine.
Lailah Gifty Akita
To win, you have to believe you will win.
The greatest transformations happen silently.
The economists have us well along the way of the greatest mass extinction event in human history.
One of the greatest tragedies of life is to work your life away only to realise later that you never really did live
Trust isn't just the greatest currency, it's the only currency. Once trust is gone in any form of currency, the value is gone.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
When the unexpected meets with the unprepared, over there we find the greatest astonishments!
One can only wonder about a country that calls itself the greatest nation on Earth and silently radiation poisons its mass population.
Flexibility is the greatest strength.
The greatest tragedy to ever happen to a nation is not the incidences of war or terrorism. It's when more bookshops close down and more drinking bars are opened to replace them!
It is surprising that the greatest nation on Earth blatantly shafts its poor, sick and elderly, because it is not a godly thing to do.
Procrastination is the greatest enemy or barrier that needs to be overcome.
Idea-less steps and step-less ideas are greatest wastes.
One of the greatest challenge in life is not having an attitude but knowing or accepting that you have one
If you wish to be a great family-man learn philosophy of people, if you wish to be a great businessman learn philosophy of finance.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Believe you are great and you will be great.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The greatest storms on our Earth break not in nature but in our minds!
I have worked with some of the greatest minds in astrophysics and it is now clear that they were the dunces of astrobiology.
For example, the citizens will live out the value of diligence in their enterprises. They will live out the value of prudence in their finances. They will live out the value of industry in the economy. They will live out the value of love in their neighbourhood. They will live out the value of dignity of labour in the market place, etc. All these will go a long way into propelling both the economy and political life of a nation to the greatest height possible.
The greatest investment one can ever make is the investment into humanity, for an achievement based on positive influence into people's life can stand the test of time, survive through the mortality of men and resound endlessly through posterity
There are a thousand 'greatest' melodies, just as there are a thousand 'greatest' poems and a thousand 'greatest' pictures, because there are a thousand moods in the mind of man when a certain note rings with the most clarity--when a certain design is most sharply silhouetted against the changing curtain of his mind.
One of the greatest lies ever told to women is that it is only when they make up that they become beautiful
Feeling sorry for yourself is a universal solvent of salvation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
All divine power is within you to accomplish great things.
This is the legend of Cassius Clay, The most beautiful fighter in the world today. He talks a great deal, and brags indeed-y, of a muscular punch that's incredibly speed-y. The fistic world was dull and weary, But with a champ like Liston, things had to be dreary. Then someone with color and someone with dash, Brought fight fans are runnin' with Cash. This brash young boxer is something to see And the heavyweight championship is his des-tin-y. This kid fights great; he’s got speed and endurance, But if you sign to fight him, increase your insurance. This kid's got a left; this kid's got a right, If he hit you once, you're asleep for the night. And as you lie on the floor while the ref counts ten, You’ll pray that you won’t have to fight me again. For I am the man this poem’s about, The next champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt. This I predict and I know the score, I’ll be champ of the world in ’64. When I say three, they’ll go in the third, 10 months ago So don’t bet against me, I’m a man of my word. He is the greatest! Yes! I am the man this poem’s about, I’ll be champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt. Here I predict Mr. Liston’s dismemberment, I’ll hit him so hard; he’ll wonder where October and November went. When I say two, there’s never a third, Standin against me is completely absurd. When Cassius says a mouse can outrun a horse, Don’t ask how; put your money where your mouse is! I AM THE GREATEST!
The Democrats would like you to believe that the USA is the 'Greatest nation on Earth'. Is this true? The Republicans answer this question by stating there is a need to 'Make America Great Again
Saim . A. Cheeda
The greatest love stories go untold, don’t they?
The greatest investment in life is the investment of unconditional love, as a profit you will get the greatest gift of life: happiness.
Self-pity, while it should be accorded due respect, is the greatest of all acids to the human soul.
One of the greatest ever statement that can keep you at peace with others is that "I am right, but I may be wrong"! Yes, we know you are right but you may be wrong!
God is the message owner; prophets and pastors are messengers. It's happens on no account when the messenger becomes greater than the message owner! Let's us avoid these "human worships", confining our source of hope in prophets, kings, presidents, lawyers, etc. God deserves the greatest honour!
The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's greatest ideas. He will fell inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The greatest things are freely given.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The greatest deed is to love the Lord God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and with all your strength.
I heard that I am your biggest disappointment,yet, in my heart, I know and feel that I am the greatest version of myself ever and celebrate myself each and every day