Ancient simplicity is gone.. The people of today are satisfied with nothing but finery.
The first consideration for all, throughout life, is the earning of a living.
Though mothers and fathers give us life, it is money alone which preserves it.
In life it is training rather than birth which counts.
To think twice in every matter and follow the lead of others is no way to make money.
If making money is a slow process, losing it is quickly done.
When you send a clerk on business to a distant province, a man of rigid morals is not your best choice.
To make a fortune some assistance from fate is essential. Ability alone is insufficient.
If we live by subhuman means we might as well never have had the good fortune to be born human.
Harshness is for the good of a boy, soft-heartedness will ruin him.