THE GOLDEN GEM OF LIFE
THE design of this work is to rouse to honorable effort those who are wasting their time and energies through indifference to life’s prizes. In the furtherance of this aim the authors have endeavored to gather from all possible sources the thoughts of those wise and earnest men and women who have used their pens to delineate life and its possibilities, its joys and its sorrows. They do not claim to have furnished more than the setting in which are placed these “GEMS” of thought gathered thus from sources widely different. Their hope is, that they may be able to rouse in the minds of the careless a sense of the value of existence. To those who are striving nobly for true manhood or womanhood, they would fain bring words of encouragement. They trust that many may derive from its pages inspirations which will serve to make real their hopes of success and happiness. CINCINNATI, January 1, 1880.