If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
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- It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
- In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things.
- It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
- Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
- The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away unwept, unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced. Such, in my opinion, is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the rich and the poor.
- If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.