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Guest, Edgar A. (1881-1959) My Creed

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.118 Author/Creator: Guest, Edgar A. (1881-1959) Place Written: Detroit, Michigan Type: Typed document signed Date: March 1936 Pagination: 2 p. 23 x 16.6 cm

Summary of Content: A personal philosophy Guest tried to live by, much of it dealing with ethics and decorum: "... to be strict with myself, but patient and lenient with others; to give the advantage , but never to ask for it; to be kindly to all, but kindlier to the less fortunate..." He ends with "to keep faith with God, my fellow men, and country." Guest admits he has not always been able to live up to his high standards, but believes trying to live by these rules has greatly enriched his life.

People: Guest, Edgar A. (Edgar Albert), 1881-1959

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PoetryLiterature and Language ArtsPhilosophyReligion

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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