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How they made Money and won Renowu :
A CURIOUS COLLECTION OF
RICH MEN'S MOTTOES AND GREAT MENS WATCHWORDS;
THEIR FINANCIAL TESTS AND SECRETS ;
ON THE CONDUCT OF LIFE,
MOSTLY TAKEN DOWN IN THEIR
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
Ihany Mew and Authentic Sayings of " Poor Richard,"
SUNDRY PIECES OF USEFUL ADVICE TO PERSONS
DESIROUS OF IMPROVING THEIR POSITION IN IT.
HOW THEY MADE MONEY AND WON RENOWN
The Advantages of commencing Without a
Shilling. Practical industry, wisely and vigorously applied, always produces its due effects. It carries a man onward, brings out his individual character, and stimulates the action of others. All may not rise equally, yet each, on the whole, very much according to his deserts. “Though all cannot live on the piazza,” as the Tuscan proverb has it, “ Every one may feel the Sun.”
On the whole, it is not good that human nature should have the road of life made too easy. Better to be under the necessity of working hard and faring meanly, than to have everything done ready to our hand, and a pillow of down to repose upon. Indeed, to start in life with comparatively small means, seems so necessary as a stimulus to work, that it may almost be set down as one of the conditions essential to success in life. Hence, an eminent judge, when asked what contributed most to success at the bar, replied, “Some succeed by great talent, some by high connexions, some by miracle, but the majority by commencing without a shilling."