Common Sense in Business, Or, Practical Answers to Practical Questions on the True Principles and Laws of Success in Farming, Manufactures, Speculation and Buying and Selling Merchandise: With Some Suggestions on Making Wills and the Causes of Failures in Business
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Edwin Troxell Freedley
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Page 205 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Page 69 - I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Page 123 - ... up and stirring, in winter often ere the sound of any bell awake men to labour, or to devotion ; in summer as oft with the bird that first rouses, or not much tardier,* to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary, or memory have its full fraught...
Page 111 - ... to our perceptions, as to have continually offended us, instead of ministering to our refreshment and delight. He might have made, for example, every thing we tasted, bitter; every thing we saw, loathsome; every thing we touched, a sting ; every smell a stench, and every sound a discord.
Page 80 - 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...
Page 71 - 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...
Page 81 - The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit, are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a- creditor, makes him easy six months longer ; but if he sees you at a billiard table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day ; demands it before he can receive it in a lump.
Page 332 - SOME in their discourse desire rather commendation of wit in being able to hold all arguments than of judgment in discerning what is true, as if it were a praise to know what might be said and not what should be thought.
Page 111 - If he had wished our misery, he might have made sure of his purpose, by forming our senses to be so many sores and pains to us, as they are now instruments of gratification and enjoyment: or by placing us amidst objects so ill-suited to our perceptions, as to have continually offended us, instead of ministering to our refreshment and delight.