Commencement Addresses

Alas, how many a father's and mother's heart is almost broken to find that their boy or their girl during the years of college life has outgrown them, and now looks upon their manners, their points of view, their tastes, with contempt. That boy or that girl, my friends, has not learned the first principles of what real education is. The real education sees that tastes, points of view, manners, are largely matters of training and opportunity. The real education sees with the insight of love the real life underneath and yearns to meet the need of those hearts which are so hungry for the love and companionship of the one for whom they have sacrificed so much, sometimes in money, more often in the heart coin of anxiety and loneliness.

President Parsons OF Colorado College.

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July 24, 1902

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