Count the Cost

Count the Cost

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"FOR which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost?" An interesting question is here asked by the direction of infinite wisdom. This question contains the following useful and important instruction: That no man or body of men should attempt the accomplishment of any great object without duly estimating the evils and benefits probably resulting from it. Such a rule of life and adopted and adhered to would have prevented many schemes and projects which have cost much, and which have been productive of nothing but the disgrace to their authors and misery to the human race-it would induce men to obey the dictates of experience rather than the dreams of enthusiasm, and would drive from the world a species of wisdom which is indeed folly.
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.03mm | 99.79g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507763328
  • 9781507763322

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