If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
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- Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.
- If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
- The doors of wisdom are never shut.
- It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
- Industry need not wish.