Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1912

Page 97 of 234


Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1912 Edition, Page 97 of 234
Page 97 of 234

Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1912 Edition, Page 96
Previous Page

Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1912 Edition, Page 98
Next Page

Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!

Your membership with provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures
  • High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
  • Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing

Page 97 text:

only mule has departed this life, the impostor can readily comprehend that it is a great blessing to retain perfect health. If the unfortunate breaks a limb, it is startlingly apparent that it might have been much worse—he might have broken his neck. If his hogs, smitten with the cholera, expire, he should recollect that he still owns some chickens. His consolers have read many articles in the National Poultry Farmer, telling of the vast fortunes which may be accumulated by simply availing onesself of the co-operation of the sitting hen. It is the class who, when adverse circumstances assail themselves, openly admit their falsity and drop even the pretence of cheerfulness. They can still sec that their neighbors should be thankful for their blessings, but when misfortune enters their own private domicile, they act like the worthless watchdog, which stands upon the top step, barking lustily, while the thief enters the house next door, but which experiences imperative summons to other regions as soon as the marauder attempts to enter the structure which the canine was supposed to guard. Doth dog and pretended optimist should be classed with the imitations which do their work well when certain conditions exist but the cause of much vexation and annoyance when adverse circumstances prevail. The remaining class, the self-made optimists, have only themselves to credit with the fact that they have triumphed over their weaknesses and wrong inclinations and by so doing have strengthened their character and will power. The retrogressive elements arc still existent and assert themselves. The average human being finds it extremely difficult to preserve a smiling exterior when his head feels the urgent need of iron bands to keep it from bursting. When appetite is lacking, it is an easy matter to console the disconsolate cook for the failure of her culinary attempts. But the vindictive, contrary inclinations begin to make their existence known as soon as the pangs of real hunger arc felt. At such a moment, it seems as if it required almost superhuman strength to compel the countenance to assume a joyful appearance and to explain that a simple diet of bread and butter is very conducive to the ideal state of health. The benefits derived from surmounting similar petty trials can hardly be overestimated and from overcoming them we achieve the ability to meet larger obstacles and to conquer them. There is no period in this line of development where constant vigilance and untiring effort can be dispensed with, and often we feel as if all our effort at self-mastery was of no avail. Such moments will come to us, no matter what our occupation may be. It is well, at such times, to take a retrospective view of the past and imagine if one can, what his manner of meeting this difficulty would have been several years ago. Such a proceeding cannot fail to encourage the most admired imitation, whose value is much greater than that of the original. This is one of the very rare instances where forgery and counterfeiting should be encouraged.

Page 96 text:

(Hif ©ptimist Any Nebraskan would feel his heart leap for joy were he, after a long, solitary journey in a foreign land, to hear of the coining of another former resident of the Golden Rod state, and right gladly would lie strike hands with the traveler whose eyes had lately been gladdened by the sight of our rolling prairies and gorgeous sunsets, and who had recently beheld the majestic undulations of our waving wheat fields and the emerald splendor of our native maize. The simple fact that they had much in common; that both knew of the unlimited possibilities of the region; that both loved the hills and grassy plains, and were familiar with and interested in the occupations of the people and in their welfare, would establish between them a bond of sympathy and mutual association. Close investigation reveals, however, that a similar feeling of relationship exists among persons belonging to one of the most general divisions of mankind. “Race, color, or previous condition of servitude” does not prohibit membership. The only entrance requirements arc a brave heart behind a never-fading smile and a cheerful disposition, or at least the firm determination to become possessed of one. With these essentials as a passport, the applicant may be confident of a hearty greeting from his brother optimists. Since it is the misfortune of the greater part of the human family to be constantly in the melancholy attitude of "viewing with alarm,” an optimist, real or pretended, stands out prominently from the background formed by such of his co-workers as see only the dark cloud and who have no faith in the existence of the silver lining. I have said, an optimist real or PRETENDED. Men of talent, whose minds have conceived new ideas concerning the construction or concoction of new articles, find it obligatory to maintain the greatest secrecy with regard to their conceptions. Even with their rights protected by patent, they experience a great deal of annoyance from the manufacture of counterfeits, which may so closely resemble their own production as to deceive the majority of prospective customers. Some of these imitations are entirely worthless; the majority arc of less value than the original: a small percentage arc of equal worth; and on rare occasions, we find that THE AUTHOR OE THE SIMULATION IS ACTUALLY ENTITLED TO GREATER CREDIT THAN IS THE INVENTOR OF THE ORIGINAL. The same distinctions with regard to variations in quality and virtue are found to be applicable to the different grades of optimists. The pretender that wears a never-fading grin, and boasts of his ability to see the "bright side,” but whose faith suffers a hopeless relapse as soon as trouble comes within range of him, is by far the most common and well-known. It is this species which is always ready to offer consolation to OTHERS who are in despair. If the afflicted one be a Missourian whose

Suggestions in the Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) collection:

Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1908 Edition, Page 1


Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1909 Edition, Page 1


Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1915 Edition, Page 1


Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1917 Edition, Page 1


Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1923 Edition, Page 1


Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1928 Edition, Page 1


1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.