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THE SAME OLD WORLD—A WONDERFUL STORY OF PROGRESS-RURAL EXTRAVAGANCE I •; VOLTAIRE, A MASTER ’ VIRTUE * STAYING POWER Frequently a reader encounters these two words: “Voltaire said. ... I always read what follows; sometimes 1 do not understand it» occasionally I disagree, but always I recognize a master mind and hand. Some will not read him; they \ vo heard he was a mean and fool : ,h little man. On the contrary, he c as so unusual that he is still en c raging or distressing his fellow men. If you read of Napoleon you soon note he had a good deal of respect for Voltaire. You have ur dyuW edly heard of Frederick the who had the advantage of being a king to start with. Voltaire was a nu jli smarter man; he has had iar greater influence on the world. In spite or faults inevitable and natural in any human machine, Voltaire came nearer having intelligence than any other living organism. l give h'M no credit; lie simply had it. * Instead of being born a piti ful foci, he was born with the wor'd's greatest mind. Some of the famous orophets were weaklings compared to him; Mahomet s per sonal history convicts him fre<?*»ent*> of beirg an ass—indeed, I ku«/\v ol no rrreut mystic among rulers who ' had a really good mind. r"IHE35*i 0^3 ~o. i m ^ — Voltaire won his fame as fairl> as has evolution; every schola Has added him up, and given him great credit. * This long introduction to a quo tation from Voltaire I just encoun tered in reading: “All men are equal; but it is not birth but virtue Which makes them so." In the gross sentimentalism of our conversation and reading the oeclaration that we are all equal is a favorite; but remember that a man really able to think says you are only equal to another it you have his virtues. . And virtue is a simple word; it means a high average in the sort ok conduct the world has decided is good. The dictionary gives some pages to the word virtue, but it all condenses into this; a high average in fairness, honesty, industry, tem perance, usefulness in small or grtat ways, and thrift in health and busi ness. , - And ttts lowliest of us may profit from the practice of virtue. * * * I have received many letters in a single delivery of mail, and net one of real interest; but I received one today that caused me to take no tice. “The heroics of human me. said the writer, “do net consist m spectacular circumstances; *n great deeds, or in the taking of cities, out in the staying powers we have for the monotony of little things that make up the long hard seise cf liv ing and behaving creditably. This, it seems to me, :s wise, had I encountered it in Emcrs^t r \ristotle, I should have bee: a*'., d co more than I was by this utter . tnce of one of thi p'ain people of ’ 1W9. 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