How to Get on in the World, Or a Ladder to Practical Success
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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The Need of Constant Effort
Some of labors Compensations
Patience and Perseverance
Success but Seldom Accidental
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Singleness of Purpose
Easiness and Brains
Put Money in Thy Parse Honestly
The Value of Experience
Selecting a Calling
We Must Help Ourselves
As to Public Life
A Sound Mind in a Sound Body
Labor Creates the Only True Nobility
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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.