Mary Antin Quote

A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for today and tomorrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man's unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.


Introduction - The Promised Land (1912)

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A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for today...

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A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for today...

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A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for today...

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A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for today...