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STAMFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

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THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1916

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Copyright, 1913, by the Outlook Company.

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ATURALLY, there are chapters of my autobiography which cannot now be written.

It seems to me that, for the nation as for the

individual, what is most important is to insist on the vital need of combining certain sets of qualities, which separately are common enough, and, alas, useless enough. Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not un

it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare. Love of peace is common among weak, short-sighted, timid, and lazy persons; and on the Sther hand courage is found among many men of evil temper and bad character. Neither quality shall by itself avail.

Justice among the nations of mankind, and the uplifting of humanity, can be brought about only by those strong and daring men who with wisdom love peace, but who love righteousness more than peace. Facing the immense complexity of modern social and industrial conditions, there is need to use freely and unhesitatingly the collective power of all of us; and yet fo exercise of collective power will ever avail if the average individual does not keep his or her sense of personal duty, initiative, and responsibility. There is need to develop all the virtues that have the state for their sphere of action; but these virtues are as dust in a windy street unless back of them lie the strong and tender virtues of a family life based on the love of the one man for the one woman and

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