How to Get on in the World, Or a Ladder to Practical Success

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Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 300 pages
The old saying, "Marry in haste and repent at leisure," will never lose its force. Worse than the man whose selfishness keeps him a bachelor till death, is the young man, who, under an impulse he imagines to be an undying love, marries a girl as poor, weak, and selfish as himself.-from "Chapter VII: As to Marriage"Subtitled A Ladder to Practical Success, this little book is chock full of handy advice for a young man looking to make his way in the world... or at least in the world of 1895, when it was first published. Calhoun's guidance encompasses: .the importance of correct habits.the value of experience.selecting a calling.some of labor's compensations.patience and perseverance.and more.While some of its core counsel is timeless, this quaint work is a charming look back at a society that no longer exists.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Calhoun's Business Hints for Men and Women.American artist and writer ALFRED ROCHEFORT CALHOUN contributed photography, sketches, and articles to publications including Harper's Weekly and the Philadelphia Press.

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Contents

The Need of Constant Effort
118
Some of labors Compensations
127
Patience and Perseverance
139
Success but Seldom Accidental
157
kmavtesk paqb XVIII Cultivate Observation and Judgment
177
Singleness of Purpose
190
Easiness and Brains
201
Put Money in Thy Parse Honestly
213

The Value of Experience
73
Selecting a Calling
84
We Must Help Ourselves
90
Successful Farming
101
As to Public Life
109
A Sound Mind in a Sound Body
228
Labor Creates the Only True Nobility
247
The Successful Man is SelMade w 857
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Page 297 - If Time be of all Things the most precious, wasting Time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest Prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time enough, always proves little enough...
Page 67 - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Page 297 - 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 80 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Page 62 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!

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