Tag Archives: Charles Parkhurst

The Marrow of the Matter

“A good many young men excuse themselves from ever becoming anything or doing anything by the fact that they always live where it is low tide. Perhaps that is because it is always low tide where they live. At any … Continue reading

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Your True Purpose

“Still more apparent does the working of this principle become when for the word ‘idea’ I substitute the word ‘purpose.’ Purpose at once suggests the notion that the person whom it actuates is in motion toward an end; and a person moving toward an end, like … Continue reading

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Truth Incarnate

“When calculating the prospects of a young man, and the likelihood of his being able to go through life without being taken off his feet, I always want to know whether he stands for anything in particular. A written sentence … Continue reading

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Unequal but Opposite Forces

“One of the most expensive and disastrous mistakes a young man ever makes is in supposing that a decision, a resolution, contains in itself the means of working its own execution, and that something besides power will suffice to overcome power. I am not moralizing … Continue reading

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