Signs of the Times

["The Nation's Need of Clear Thinking," from Advertising Club News, New York, N. Y.]

President Lowell, in his baccalaureate sermon to the members of the Harvard senior class, emphasized the importance of clear thinking at this period of the world's history when so many important problems confront us—problems not of our own land alone, but of the world. He said: "Not always immediately, but ultimately, mankind is led by those whose thinking is clear, conscientious, and generous; and never before in its history has the world been more in need of such thinking than it is at the present time." We have italicized "generous," because that quality is the keynote of constructive thinking. Generous thinking is broad, unselfish thinking. It is that thinking which embraces the welfare of all mankind. It is that thinking which blesses one because it blesses all. It is "seeking one's own in another's good." It is having no thoughts or desires that are not in harmony with the highest good—the law of right—immutable Principle. It is true prayer.

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February 10, 1923

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