Tuesday, July 13, 2021

We Need Not Travel Far

Let us not, however, deceive ourselves with the thought that vaulting ambition, that lust for power and place is a disease peculiar to great minds, for nothing is more commonly found among ordinary men in the humbler walks of life.  We need not travel very far in any direction to find a little Caesar or a little Napoleon.

-- William Henry Crogman (1841 - 1931), pioneering African American educator and classicist at Clark University of Atlanta in the United States, "The Importance of Correct Ideals", Address To The Students Of Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama, (June 1892)

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