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Quote Left In bestowing charity, the main consideration: should be to help those who will help themselves; to provide part of the means by which those who desire to improve may do so; to give those who desire to rise the aids by which they may rise; to assist, but rarely or never to do all. Neither the individual nor the race is improved by almsgiving. Those worthy of assistance, except in rare cases, seldom require assistance. The really valuable men of the race never do, except in case of accident or sudden change. Every one has, of course, cases of individuals brought to his own knowledge where temporary assistance can do genuine good, and these he will not overlook. But the amount which can be wisely given by the individual for individuals is necessarily limited by his lack of knowledge of the circumstances connected with each. He is the only true reformer who is as care ful and as anxious not to aid the unworthy as he is to aid the worthy, and, perhaps, even more so, for in almsgiving more injury is probably done by rewarding vice than by relieving virtue. The rich man is thus almost restricted to following the examples of...others, who know that the best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can rise: free libraries, parks, and means of recreation, by which men are helped in body and mind; works of art, certain to give pleasure and improve the public taste; and public institutions of various kinds, which will improve the general condition of the people; in this manner returning their surplus wealth to the mass of their fellows in the forms best calculated to do them lasting good. Quote Right
Quote Left Here lies a man who knew how to enlist the service of better men than himself. Quote Right
Quote Left Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration. Quote Right
Quote Left No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it Quote Right
Quote Left The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he justly entitled. Quote Right
Quote Left Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. Quote Right
Quote Left And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. Quote Right
Quote Left All honor's wounds are self-inflicted. Quote Right
Quote Left The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. Quote Right
Quote Left No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit. Quote Right
Quote Left One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who dies rich dies disgraced. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. Quote Right
Quote Left The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket. Quote Right
Quote Left I can't afford to pay them any other way. Quote Right
Quote Left He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave. Quote Right
Quote Left No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. Quote Right
Quote Left If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy Quote Right
Quote Left Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs. Quote Right