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Character – Samuel Smiles (1882)

SG$75.00

Character – Samuel Smiles (1882)

SG$75.00

Title: Character

Author: Samuel Smiles

Publisher: John Murray, London, 1882.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Good. Slight lean to spine, some foxing on page edges and a few pages of the book. Inscription to ffep. Binding tight. 388pp excluding catalogue. App 7″ by 5″.

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From preface:

I take Individual Character to be the highest embodiment of the human being, – the noblest heraldry of Man. It is that which dignifies him, which elevates him in the scale of manhood, which forms the conscience of society, and creates and forms its best motive power.

I have endeavoured, to the best of my power, to illustrate the power and efficiency of Individual Character by numerous examples taken from history, from biography, and from personal experience. It seems to be that there is no better method of impressing the minds of young people, than by citing instances of noble behaviour from the lives of the best men and women who ever lived.

It will be found from the following pages that Character requires the exercise of many supreme qualities; such as truthfulness, chasteness, mercifulness, and with these integrity, courage, virtue, and goodness in all its phases.

Contents (from Goodreads):

INFLUENCE OF CHARACTER
HOME POWER
COMPANIONSHIP AND EXAMPLES
WORK
COURAGE
SELF-CONTROL
DUTY–TRUTHFULNESS
TEMPER
MANNER–ART
COMPANIONSHIP OF BOOKS
COMPANIONSHIP IN MARRIAGE
THE DISCIPLINE OF EXPERIENCE