Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920 Page: 21 of 84
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its improved facilities, fine student body, and the credits and the
certificates it may grant, we invite your careful investigation and fairminded
MORAL AND RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE
Abilene Christian College is pre-eminently an institution for Christian
education. Every day's work begins with devotional exercises,
and every lesson is taught by a Christian teacher. The Bible is believed
to be the inspired word of God and students are taught to
reverence it as such and to obey its precepts,
You should be more careful in your choice of a school than you
are in guarding your health. If you needed the service of a physician
naturally you would place yourself in the hands of the best. Is it
not more important that you choose the best school, a school where
the hand, the head, and the heart are properly guided? This school
has modern equipment and competent instructors. We make a
specialty of quality, not only mental but moral and spiritual as well.
There was a time when ships were blown into harbors by friendly
winds. That time has passed. Neither are men carried by a
friendly wind into success. The boy who decides each year that he
will go to school "next year" is only drifting and is to become a
never-do-well sort of fellow. The world permits you to go your own
way. The person who fails to purpose and then make that purpose
good will find himself constantly saying, "It's just my luck." Decide
right today and join us that we may help you to realize your high
YOU MUST DECIDE
The very best opportunities are open in all of the activities of
life, for thoroughly trained, energetic young men and young ladies.
Will you take advantage of them and build for yourself a noble, happy
and useful life? Or will you stand still and see others pass by you and
succeed while you fail? You must decide and it would be well for you
to decide promptly.
WAITING IS DANGEROUS
If you wait to get all things just as you would like, you will likely
remain always just where you are. If difficulties lie in your way,
begin now to break them down. Others have overcome the very same
things. So can you. The time to do it is now. While you wait others
with no more talent are going right ahead. We have assisted otherswe
may be able to assist you. Write us plainly and fully of your difficulties
and we shall gladly help you if we can.
A WORD TO PARENTS
You have succeeded without education. Yes, and you can't tell
how much better you might have succeeded with education. And conditions
are different now. Competition is keener in every department
of life. Things are moving now all along the line. Your boys and
girls must move or be left behind. Their bodies must 'be strong for
endurance. Their minds must be clear and active. The money and
SESSION OF 1~919-'20
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920, book, July 1919; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45903/m1/21/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.