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Title: Thrift Author: Samuel Smiles Release Date: December 22, 2004 [EBook #14418] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THRIFT *** Produced by Clare Boothby, Stephanie Bailey and the PG Online Distributed Proofreading Team THRIFT. BY SAMUEL SMILES, -Be thrifty, but not covetous; therefore give Thy need, thine honour, and thy friend his due, Never was scraper brave man.
Get to _live_, Then live, and use it; else it is not true That thou hast gotten.
Surely use alone Make money not a contemptible stone.- GEORGE HERBERT. -To catch Dame Fortune’s golden smile, Assiduous wait upon her; And gather gear by ev’ry wile That’s justify’d by Honour: Not for to hide it in a hedge, Not for a train attendant; But for the glorious privilege Of being Independent.- ROBERT BURNS. _FIFTIETH THOUSAND_. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
1892. Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury. PREFACE. Tue Apr 04 21:33:31 2017 2 This book is intended as a sequel to -Self-Help,- and -Character.- It might, indeed, have appeared as an introduction to these volumes; for Thrift is the basis of Self-Help, and the foundation of much that is excellent in Character. The author has already referred to the Use and Abuse of Money; but the lesson is worthy of being repeated and enforced.
As he has already observed,--Some of the finest qualities of human nature are intimately related to the right use of money; such as generosity, honesty, justice, and self-denial; as well as the practical virtues of economy and providence.
On the other hand, there are their counterparts of avarice, f...

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