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GUIDE-POSTS TO SUCCESS, BY THE WORLD'S

MASTERS.

DE MAISTRE. To know how to wait is the secret of

success. GOVERNOR DUDLEY, OF MAINE. First, character;

second, industry; and third, perseverance. LORD BEACONSFIELD. The secret of success is constancy.

of purpose. EDMUND BURKE. Never despair, but if you do, work

on in despair. MONTESQUIEU. Success in most things depends on

knowing how long it takes to succeed. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. To be thrown upon one's

resources is to be cast into the lap of fortune. ALFRED TENNYSON. Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self

control; these three alone lead life to sovereign

power. JOHN WANAMAKER. Close application; integrity; atten

tion to details; discreet advertising. LYMAN ABBOTT. Study how to do the most good, and

let the pay take care of itself. WILLIAM HAZLITT. To succeed, a man should carry

about with him the outward and incontrovertible

signs of success. RALPH WALDO EMERSON. The greatest success is

confidence, or perfect understanding between sincere people.

SAMUEL BUDGETT. The conditions of happiness and

of success are Tact, Push and Principle. VICTOR COUSIN. In everything the ends well defined

are the secret of durable success. OWEN FELTHAM. The greatest results in life are usually

attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and

perseverance. C. W. WENDTE. Success in life is a matter not so much

of talent or opportunity as of concentration and

perseverance. H. M. FIELD. Everybody finds out, sooner or later,

that all success worth having is founded on

Christian rules of conduct. J. G. HOLLAND. The secret of many a man's success

in the world resides in his insight into the moods

of men, and his tact in dealing with them. A. BRONSON ALCOTT. Success is sweet: the sweeter if

long delayed and attained through manifold

struggles and defeats. HENRY WARD BEECHER. Success is full of promise

till men get it, and then it seems like a nest from

which the bird has flown. JOSEPH M. W. TURNER. I have no secret but hard

work. This is a secret that many never learn, and they don't succeed because they don't learn it. Labor is the genius that changes the world from ugliness to beauty, and the great curse to a great blessing.

GEORGE TOWNSEND. One line, a line fraught with

instruction, includes the secret of Lord Kenyon's final success-he was prudent, he was patient

and he persevered. WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE. Thrift of time will repay

you in after-life with a thousandfold of profit

beyond your most sanguine dreams. DR. JOHN HALL. Politeness comes from within, from

the heart; but if the forms of politeness are dispensed with, the spirit and the thing itself soon

die away.

JOHANN CASPER LAVATER. He who sedulously attends,

pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly answers and ceases when he has no more to say is in possession

of some of the best requisites of man. JOHN S. Hart. Pick up a grain a day and add to your

heap. You will soon learn, by happy experience, the power of littles as applied to intellectual pro

cesses and gains. JOHN STUART BLACKIE. If a clock goes fitfully, nobody

knows the time of day; and if your allotted task is a necessary link in the chain of another man's work, you are his clock and he ought to be able

to rely on you. CHARLES BUXTON. The road to success is not to be

run upon by seven-league boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit—that is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory. Pounds are the sous, not of pounds, but of pence.

SAMUEL SMILES. The great high-road of human welfare

lies along the old highway of steadfast well-being and well-doing, and they who are the most persistent, and work in the truest spirit, will invariably be the most successful; success treads on

the heels of every right effort. JOSEPH ADDISON. If you wish success in life, make

perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counsellor, caution your elder brother, and

hope your guardian genius. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. To character and success, two

things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together-humble dependence and manly independence-humble dependence upon God and

manly reliance upon self. DUKE OF WELLINGTON. The secret of success lies in

embracing every opportunity of seeking high and right ends, and in never forgetting the golden rule of catechism, “Doing your duty in that station of

life to which it shall please God to call you.” WILLIAM MATHEWS. Good habits, habits of industry,

conscientiousness, thoroughness, method, accuracy and punctuality, once formed by a young man, are a fortune of themselves. Inwrought in the very fibre of his being, they become a part of himself, and ensure his success as no outward

help can possibly do. AUSTIN PHELPS. Vigilance in watching opportunity;

tact and daring in seizing upon opportunity; force and persistence in crowding opportunity to its utmost of possible achievement—these are the

martial virtues which must command success. SIR FOXWELL BUXTON. The longer I live the more I

am certain that the great difference between men -between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant-is energy, invincible determination, a purpose once fixed, and then death

or victory. LORD LEONARDS. I resolved, when I began to read

law, to make everything I acquired perfectly my own, and never to go to a second thing until I had accomplished the first. Many of my acquaintances read as much in a day as I read in a week, but at the end of twelve months my knowledge was as fresh as on the day it was acquired, while

theirs had glided away from recollection. ELBERT HUBBARD. Resolve to cultivate a cheerful

spirit, a smiling countenance and a soothing voice. The sweet smile, the subdued speech, the hopeful mind are earth's most potent conquerors, and he who cultivates them becomes a very master among

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W. H. VENABLE. Practical education educates a human

being to think his own way to conclusions with forcible accuracy, to ask and answer questions pertinently; to generalize without vagueness, and to specialize without triviality; to marshal his mental forces for attack or defence in a sudden emergency as an able commander marshals his regiments.

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