The youth's business guide, by Experientia

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Página 134 - A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail.
Página 133 - What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relation left you a legacy, diligence is the mother of good luck, as Poor Richard says, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep, while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep, says Poor Dick.
Página 133 - Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says.
Página 133 - He that hath a trade, hath an estate; and he that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honour," as Poor Richard says; but then the trade must be worked at, and the calling well followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes — If we are industrious, we shall never* starve; for, " at the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter.
Página 139 - These names of virtues, with their precepts, were : — 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dullness: drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. — Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself: avoid trifling conversation.
Página 134 - The day comes round before you are aware, and the demand is made before you are prepared to satisfy it; or if you bear your debt in mind, the...
Página 134 - Industry all easy, as Poor Richard says; and He that riseth late, must trot all Day, and shall scarce overtake his Business at Night. While Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him...
Página 139 - Temperance — Eat not to dulness; drink not to elevation. "2. Silence — Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. "3. Order — Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. "4. Resolution — Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

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