If we conducted ourselves as sensibly in good times as we do in hard times, we could all acquire a competence.
A lot of voters always cast their ballot for the candidate who seems to them to be one of the people. That means he must have the same superstitions, the same unbalanced prejudices, and the same lack of understanding of public finances that are characteristic of the majority. A better choice would be a candidate who has a closer understanding and a better education than the majority. Too much voting is based on affability rather than on ability.
If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
It must be terrible to have to live among people and not like human nature.
Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.
Some men never master anything other than the details of a job. Others master the main idea back of the job.
The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Once you have sold a customer, make sure he is satisfied with your goods. Stay with him until the goods are used up or worn out. Your product may be of such long life that you will never sell him again, but he will sell you and your product to his friends.
Experience seems to be the only thing of any value that's widely distributed.
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