Date of Award
Associate of Arts
It is no accident or chance smile of fortune when a man works doggedly and whole-heartedly with all the force of a dynamic spirit and sheer indomitable will toward one end, that he may wield the sceptre of power and bend the wills of other men to his. Whether or not the results of such control of power will amount to greatness depends upon the uses to which the weapon is put and upon the soul of the man. Power can be acquried, but true greatness never. True greatness emanates from within the spirit and cannot be spread over the exterior as a veneer. Power can be. Therein lies the difference between a Lee and a William Mahone.
Levinson, Celia, "Mahone, the Boss" (1922). Honors Theses. 269.