Getting on in the World; Or, Hints on Success in Life

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Cosimo, Inc., 01/12/2005 - 376 páginas
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It is true that not a few men kill themselves by overwork; but the proportion of such is small to the number who die from violating the laws of health; and death from excessive activity is far preferable to death from rust. The spirits may be exhausted by employment, but they are utterly destroyed by idleness.-from "Choice of a Profession"William Mathews may have been the perfect 19th-century source for advice on personal achievement: in his long, busy life; he was a successful lawyer, newspaper publisher, university professor, and journalist. This collection of essays on making one's way in the world began as an 1871 series of articles for the Chicago Tribune that were reconsidered and expanded for this 1872 book. Mathews shares his still pertinent wisdom on such success-minded topics as: .the concept of luck, and how it is abused.why concentration and focus are key.the importance of maintaining physical health.how to cultivate self-reliance.why originality is vital to success.the necessity of practical talent and knowledge.being economical with your time.being smart about money.and much more.American writer WILLIAM MATHEWS (1818-1909) also wrote Words, Their Use and Abuse (1876), Hours with Men and Books (1877), and Monday-Chats (1877).
 

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Goon and Bad Luck
19
CHAPTER III
34
Physical Culture
52
OOHOISTBATIOK OB OnBHSSS OF AlM
65
CHAPTER VI
83
Obiginamtt is Aims ahb Methods
97
Attbntiok to Details
107
Practical Talent
115
CHAPTER XIII
178
CHAPTER XIV
188
The Will and thb Way continued
221
CHAPTER XVI
238
CHAPTER XVII
268
CHAPTER XVIII
280
CHAPTER XIX
304
Overwork ahd UnpbrRest
329

JDsoisiqn
141
Busooss Habiis
169
True aw Fame Success
346
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