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Seth Low, Leader of Men


by James E. Russell - 1916

“To be great, you must be teachable, ready to learn, willing to take good advice, and wise enough to know where to go for the advice; then have tremendous courage, great perseverance, and that absolute self-forgetfulness that makes the followers of a great leader think not so much of the leader as of the cause.” It was hard to find words more characteristic of the personality of Seth Low than these spoken by him in eulogy of a co-worker. They put tersely what to him was essential in forwarding great undertakings. Not wealth, though he had it in abundance; not family, though he had a rich inheritance; not power, though it was often at his disposal; but the teachableness of the child, the wisdom of the sage, the zeal of the reformer, and the devotion of the disciple were his measures of leadership. The happy blending of such distinct—too often disparate—qualities made him a leader of men.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 17 Number 5, 1916, p. 399-404
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 6281, Date Accessed: 11/18/2019 4:09:24 PM

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