regard. He only gratified his own feelings, saved him- self from annoyance,- and this was probably one of the most selfish and very worst actions of his life, for in all respects he is most worthy. A well-known writer of philosophic books admitted the other day that he had given a quarter of a dollar to a man who approached him as he was coming to visit the house of his friend. Concentration, desire, duty, economy, energy, giving, happiness. The condition of this class in Europe to-day teaches the futility of such hopes or e successors have become impoverished through their follies or from the fall in the value of land. Beyond providing for the wife and daughters moderate sources of income, and very moderate allowances indeed, if any, for the sons, men may well hesitate, for it is no longer questionable that great suns bequeathed oftener work more for the injury than for the good. Whatever makes one conspicuous offends the canon. The highest life is probably to be reached, not by such imitation of the life of Christ as Count Tolstoi gives us, but, while animated by Christ's spirit, by recognizing the changed conditions of this age, and adopting modes of expressing this spirit suitable.
The community will surely judge and its judgments will not often be wrong. Considering the good of that part of the race which congregates in and around Manhattan Island, would its permanent benefit have been better promoted had these millions been allowed to circulate in small sums through the hands of the masses? The first is the most injudicious. It is desirable ;that nations should go much further in this direction. The price we pay for this salutary change is, no doubt, great. The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is also great;but the advantage of this law are also greater still, for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development.
Rockefeller Cornelius Vanderbilt. This instead of being grateful for the money that is given, which is so often far less than is needed. Men who leave vast sums in this way may fairly be thought men who would not have left it at all, had they been able to take it with them. This change, however, is not to be deplored, but welcomed as highly beneficial. The best minds will thus have reached a stage in the development of the race iii which it is clearly seen that there is no mode of disposing of surplus wealth creditable to thoughtful and earnest men into whose hands it flows save by using.
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Even if desirable theoretically, it belongs to another and long-succeeding sociological stratum. This day already dawns. I certainly think that the world would be better off if millionaires were forced to give large amounts of money towards the betterment of society. Neither master nor servant was as well situated then as to-day. Andrew Carnegie, believe, Thinking, Giving The first thing to do about an obstacle is simply to stand up to it and not complain about it or whine under it but forthrightly attack. The contrast between the palace of the millionaire and the cottage of the laborer with us to-day measures the change which has come with civilization. As far as Carnegies view of the millionaire trustee to the poor, it has some merit. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big. Andrew Carnegie Men, Wisdom Experience, Community Page judgement of Macbeths Character 1 of 7 You May Also Like: John. The conditions of human life have not only been changed, but revolutionized, within the past few hundred years.