A Practical Treatise on Business: Or, How to Get, Save, Spend, Give, Lend, and Bequeath Money: with an Inquiry Into the Chances of Success and Causes of Failure in Business

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Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1853 - Business - 350 pages
 

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Contents

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Page 207 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Page 115 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Page 154 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
Page 59 - good old rule, the simple plan that they shall take who have the power and they shall keep who can.
Page 58 - If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled ; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Page 58 - Och! it hardens a' within, And petrifies the feeling! To catch dame Fortune's golden smile, Assiduous wait upon her; And gather gear by ev'ry wile That's justified by honour; Not for to hide it in a hedge, Nor for a train attendant; But for the glorious privilege Of being independent.
Page 138 - In dealing with cunning persons, we must ever consider their ends, to interpret their speeches; and it is good to say little to them, and that which they least look for. In all negociations of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees.
Page 29 - Resolve, that no man is wise or safe, but he that is honest. Serve God ; let him be the author of all thy actions: Commend all thy...
Page 206 - But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Page 47 - There is no art or science that is too difficult for industry to attain to; it is the gift of tongues, and makes a man understood and valued in all countries...

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