From Mill Boy to Minister: An Intimate Account of the Life of the Rt. Honourable J. R. Clynes, M P (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from From Mill Boy to Minister An Intimate Account of the Life of the Rt Honourable J R Clynes, M PBut gravely do I doubt the truth of this idea Very gravely, indeed, do I doubt that the lust to win greatness for what its achievement might mean to oneself invariably satisfies the hunger it creates Though the biographers may give us instances of politicians anExcerpt from From Mill Boy to Minister An Intimate Account of the Life of the Rt Honourable J R Clynes, M PBut gravely do I doubt the truth of this idea Very gravely, indeed, do I doubt that the lust to win greatness for what its achievement might mean to oneself invariably satisfies the hunger it creates Though the biographers may give us instances of politicians and plutocrats, authors and artists who have won their way to lasting fame with no other incentive than this will for personal achievement, the number of such as these must be insignificant when it is compared with the thousands of little big men this merely personal ideal evolves The momentary Mayors and the emptier Aldermen the self made small capitalists whose selfish aims accentuate the cruelty and meanness of their masterships the cheap and vain publicists seeking only the aggrandizement of self in all they do the petty pastors and the Hyde Park preachers these are but a few of the tin god failures of the Will to win.The story I have to give is sweet and clean of this idea It is the story of a man who achieved greatness unawares It is the story of a man who sought knowledge not because its possession was to raise him above his fellows.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
From Mill Boy to Minister An Intimate Account of the Life of the Rt Honourable J R Clynes M P Classic Reprint Excerpt from From Mill Boy to Minister An Intimate Account of the Life of the Rt Honourable J R Clynes M PBut gravely do I doubt the truth of this idea Very gravely indeed do I doubt that the lust

  • Title: From Mill Boy to Minister: An Intimate Account of the Life of the Rt. Honourable J. R. Clynes, M P (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Edward George
  • ISBN: 9781331463450
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
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