Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made: Or the Struggles and Triumphs of Our Self-Made Men (Classic Reprint)

Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made: Or the Struggles and Triumphs of Our Self-Made Men (Classic Reprint)

by James D. McCabe
     
 

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Excerpt from Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made: Or the Struggles and Triumphs of Our Self-Made Men

"The physical industries of this world have two relations in them: one to the actor, and one to the public. Honest business is more really a contribution to the public than it is to the manager of the business himself. Although it seems to the man, and

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Excerpt from Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made: Or the Struggles and Triumphs of Our Self-Made Men

"The physical industries of this world have two relations in them: one to the actor, and one to the public. Honest business is more really a contribution to the public than it is to the manager of the business himself. Although it seems to the man, and generally to the community, that the active business man is a self-seeker, and although his motive may be self-aggrandizement, yet, in point of fact, no man ever manages a legitimate business in this life, that he is not doing a thousand-fold more for other men than he is trying to do even for himself. For, in the economy of God's providence, every right and well organized business is a beneficence and not a selfishness. And not less is it so because the merchant, the mechanic the publisher, the artist, think merely of their profit. They are in fact working more for others than they are for themselves.

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ISBN-13:
9781331837114
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.36(d)

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