Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell, Robert Shackleton

By Russell Conwell, Robert Shackleton

American Baptist minister and legal professional, Russell Conwell used to be the founder and primary President of Temple college who's most sensible remembered for his speech, "Acres of Diamonds", within which he places forth the concept that one needn't glance in different places for chance, yet particularly the entire assets for reaching luck exist in one's personal again backyard. That inspiring speech are available during this little quantity in addition to a brief biography of Conwell by means of Robert Shackleton and an autobiographical essay on his existence as an orator through Conwell himself.

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Then every officer gets behind the line of private soldiers, and the higher the officer’s rank the farther behind he goes. Not because he is any the less brave, but because the laws of war require that. And yet he shouted, “I, with my shining sword -- “ In that house there sat the company of my soldiers who had carried that boy across the Carolina rivers that he might not wet his feet. Some of them had gone far out to get a pig or a chicken. Some of them had gone to death under the shell-swept pines in the mountains of Tennessee, yet in the good man’s speech they were scarcely known.

R. comrades here to-night 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 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!

RUSSELL H. CONWELL ACRES OF DIAMONDS of it, because he assumed an “elocutionary” attitude. He rested heavily upon his left heel, threw back his shoulders, slightly advanced the right foot, opened the organs of speech, and advanced his right foot at an angle of forty-five. As he stood in that elocutionary attitude, friends, this is just the way that speech went. ” That would be impossible. But I am here for the lesson and not for the story, and this is the way it went: “Fellow-citizens -- “ As soon as he heard his voice his fingers began to go like that, his knees began to shake, and then he trembled all over.

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