Popular Lectures of Sam P. Jones by Sam Porter JonesPopular Lectures of Sam P. Jones by Sam Porter Jones

Popular Lectures of Sam P. Jones

bySam Porter Jones

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MANHOOD AND MONEY THE biggest thing in the universe is a well-rounded, royal, splendid man. The smallest thing in the universe is the person whom greed has dwindled, and money has minimized. True manhood is humanity at its highest point. There is nothing better than character; there is nothing lower than greed. When God makes a royal, splendid man, He makes him as nigh like Himself as He can. When the devil fills us with greed, he makes us as nigh like himself as he can. The miser who spends his whole life accumulating his money, and in his old age sits down upon his fortune with no capacity for enjoying it, is a monumental fool. I repeat it, the curse of this age is we have put gold above God, chattels above character, and mammon above manhood. We have inverted God's order of things, and money is on top and manhood at the bottom. Happy is the man who enthrones God above gold, manhood above money, and character above chattels. Then he is moving along, "right side up with care." It is historically true that whatever a nation or a man has made its ideal, if that ideal be wrong, at last it has fallen down under its ideal and died. Greece focalised her life and centralised her whole being in her literature, and at last poor old Greece turned up her toes and died under a book. Rome centralised her life and focalised her whole being in her military power, and nothing but a spear now marks the final resting place of Rome. America has concentrated all her energies upon the dollar, and shall we at last lie buried under a silver dollar, the intrinsic value of which is about fortyeight cents? One splendid, royal man will give more character, and add more to the history of a country, than all its products for a hundred years. Gladstone gave more character to England than al...
Title:Popular Lectures of Sam P. JonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217032028

ISBN - 13:9780217032025