Fruits of Leisure, or Essays Written in the Intervals of Business

Fruits of Leisure, or Essays Written in the Intervals of Business

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...expose him to somebody's displeasure, when it is hereafter discovered that he was the object of your confidence. Your desire for aid, or for sympathy, is not to be indulged by dragging other people into your misfortunes. There is as much responsibility in imparting your own secrets, as in keeping those of your neighbor. THE SECOND PART. " The wisdom touching negotiation or business hath not been hitherto collected into writing, to the great derogation of learning, and the professors of learning. For from this root springeth chiefly that note or opinion, which by us is expressed in adage to this effect: ' That there is uo great concurrence between learning and wisdom.' For of the three wisdoms which we have set down to pertain to civil life, fot wisdom of behavior, it is by learned men for the most part despised, as an inferior to virtue, and an enemy to meditation; for wisdom of government, they acquit themselves well when they axe called to it' but that happeneth to few; but for the wisdom of business, wherein man's life is most conversant, there be no books of it, except some few scattered advertisements, that have no proportion to the magnitude ol this subject. For if books were written of tliis, as the other, I doubt not but learned men with mean experience would far excel men of long experience without learning, and outshoot them in their owu bow."--Bacon's Advancement Of Learning). The essential qualities for a man of business are of a moral nature; these are to be cultivated first. He must learn betimes to love truth. That same love of truth will be found a potent charm to bear him safely through the world's entanglements--I mean safely in the most worldly sense. Besides, the love of truth not only makes a man act with more...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527712
  • 9781236527714