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A Man's Value to Society Studies in Self Culture and Character   By: (1858-1929)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.

A Man's Value to Society

By NEWELL DWIGHT HILLIS

Eighth Edition GREAT BOOKS AS LIFE TEACHERS STUDIES OF CHARACTER, REAL AND IDEAL 12mo, cloth, gilt top, $1.50

Nineteenth Edition THE INVESTMENT OF INFLUENCE A STUDY OF SOCIAL SYMPATHY AND SERVICE 12mo, vellum, gilt top, $1.25

Eighteenth Edition A MAN'S VALUE TO SOCIETY STUDIES IN SELF CULTURE AND CHARACTER 12mo, vellum, gilt top, $1.25

Tenth Edition FORETOKENS OF IMMORTALITY STUDIES FOR "THE HOUR WHEN THE IMMORTAL HOPE BURNS LOW IN THE HEART" Long 16mo, 50 cents; art binding, gilt top, boxed, 75 cents

Eighth Edition HOW THE INNER LIGHT FAILED A STUDY OF THE ATROPHY OF THE SPIRITUAL SENSE Quiet Hour Series, 18mo, cloth, 25 cents

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A Man's Value to Society

Studies in Self Culture and Character

Newell Dwight Hillis Author of "The Investment of Influence," "Foretokens of Immortality," etc.

" Spread wide thy mantle while the gods rain gold. " FROM THE PERSIAN.

TWENTY FIFTH EDITION

Chicago New York Toronto Fleming H. Revell Company MCMII

Copyright, 1896, by Fleming H. Revell Company

Copyright, 1897, by Fleming H. Revell Company

TO MY WIFE

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I The Elements of Worth in the Individual 9

II Character: Its Materials and External Teachers 33

III Aspirations and Ideals 55

IV The Physical Basis of Character 77

V The Mind and the Duty of Right Thinking 99

VI The Moral Uses of Memory 123

VII The Imagination as the Architect of Manhood 143

VIII The Enthusiasm of Friendship 165

IX Conscience and Character 189

X Visions that Disturb Contentment 213

XI The Uses of Books and Reading 235

XII The Science of Living with Men 259

XIII The Revelators of Character 281

XIV Making the Most of One's Self 301

THE ELEMENTS OF WORTH IN THE INDIVIDUAL

"There is nothing that makes men rich and strong but that which they carry inside of them. Wealth is of the heart, not of the hand." John Milton.

"Until we know why the rose is sweet or the dew drop pure, or the rainbow beautiful, we cannot know why the poet is the best benefactor of society. The soldier fights for his native land, but the poet touches that land with the charm that makes it worth fighting for and fires the warrior's heart with energy invincible. The statesman enlarges and orders liberty in the state, but the poet fosters the core of liberty in the heart of the citizen. The inventor multiplies the facilities of life, but the poet makes life better worth living... Continue reading book >>




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