Business by James PlattBusiness by James Platt


byJames Platt

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Excerpt: ... memos, in order: knowledge of stock often makes or facilitates a sale, and knowing where to find it saves time. Be up early, so as never to get behind with what you have to do. Repeated exercise of the will in this way will soon form the invaluable habit of industry. PERSEVERANCE. "Drive thy business; let that not drive thee. Sloth makes all things difficult; industry, all easy. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright. By diligence and perseverance the mouse ate the cable in two." "Plough deep while sluggards sleep, And you shall have corn to sell and to reap." ' The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands." --Fkankmn. Perseverance is twin sister to Industry, and means the unflinching pursuit and steady execution of the plan of life determined upon. Burgh makes mention of a merchant who, at first setting out, opened and shut his shop every day for several weeks together without selling anything, yet who, by the force of industry and steady perseverance, rose at last to a handsome fortune; yet, he continues, "many who have had a variety of opportunities for settling themselves comfortably in the world, for want of perseverance and steadiness to carry any scheme to perfection, gradually sink from one degree of wretchedness to another, without the least hope of ever getting above distress and want," There is hardly an employment in life so trifling that will not afford a subsistence if constantly and faithfully followed, so be in earnest, never despair; perseverance will overcome all difficulties. "To catch Dame Fortune's golden smile, Assiduous wait upon her, And gather gear by every wile That's justified by honour; Not for to hide it in a hedge, Or for a train attendant, But for the glorious privilege Of being independe...
Title:BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217451810

ISBN - 13:9780217451819