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If we suppose a sufficient righteousness and intelligence in men to produce presently, from the tremendous lessons of history, an effective will for a world peace-that is to say, an effective will for a world law under a world governmentfor in no other fashion is a secure world peace conceivable-in what manner may we expect things to move towards this end? . . It is an educational task, and its very essence is to bring to the minds of all men everywhere, as a necessary basis for world cooperation, a new telling and interpretation, a common interpretation, of history.

H. G. WELLS-Outline of History. Ch. XLI. Par. 2.


What is this world? A net to snare the soule. GEORGE WHETSTONE. In TOTTLE'S Miscel lany. Erroneously attributed to GASCOIGNE.

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I am the last man in the world to say that the succor which is given us from America is not in itself something to rejoice at greatly. But I also say that I can see more in the knowledge that America is going to win a right to be at the conference table when the terms of peace are discussed. It would have been a tragedy for mankind if America had not been there, and there with all her influence and power.

D. LLOYD GEORGE-Speech, at the Meeting of American Residents in London. April 12, 1917.


To Woodrow Wilson, the apparent failure, belongs the undying honor, which will grow with the growing centuries, of having saved the "little child that shall lead them yet." No other statesman but Wilson could have done it. And he did it.

GEN. JAN CHRISTIAN SMUTS-Letter. Jan. 8, 1921. Printed in N. Y. Evening Post, March 2, 1921.


It was the human spirit itself that failed at Paris. It is no use passing judgments and making scapegoats of this or that individual statesman or group of statesmen. Idealists make a great mistake in not facing the real facts sincerely and resolutely. They believe in the power of the spirit, in the goodness which is at the heart of things, in the triumph which is in store for the great moral ideals of the race. But this faith only too often leads to an optimism which is sadly and fatally at variance with actual results. It is the realist and not the idealist who is generally justified by events. We forget that the human spirit, the spirit of goodness and truth in the world, is still only an infant crying in the night, and that the struggle with darkness is as yet mostly an unequal struggle. Paris proved this terrible truth once more. It was not Wilson who failed there, but humanity itself. It was not the statesmen that failed, so much as the spirit of the peoples behind them.

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I don't like your way of conditioning and contracting with the saints. Do this and I'll do that! Here's one for t'other. Save me and I'll give you a taper or go on a pilgrimage. ERASMUS-The Shipwreck.


What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile:

In vain with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.

BISHOP HEBER-From Greenland's Icy Mountains. Missionary Hymn.


Ay, call it holy ground,

The soil where first they trod.

They have left unstained, what there they found

Freedom to worship God.

FELICIA D. HEMANS-The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers.


As the skull of the man grows broader, so do his creeds.

And his gods they are shaped in his image and mirror his needs.

And he clothes them with thunders and beauty,
Seeing not, as he bows by their altars,
He clothes them with music and fire,
That he worships his own desire.

D. R. P. MARQUIS (Don Marquis)-The
God-Maker, Man.

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