Russell Conwell

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
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Russell H. Conwell (February 15, 1843December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister who was the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He delivered the lecture Acres of Diamonds thousands of times in the 1880s and 1890s. This lecture was subsequently published as a book.


Acres of Diamonds (1915)

Full text here. New York, Harper & Brothers.

  • To make money honestly is to preach the gospel.
  • A man is not really a true man until he owns his own home, and they that own their homes are made more honorable and honest and pure, true and economical and careful, by owning the home.
  • There is not a poor person in the United States who was not made poor by his own shortcomings, or by the shortcomings of someone else. It is all wrong to be poor, anyhow.
  • Love is the grandest thing on God's earth, but fortunate the lover who has plenty of money.

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