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GUIDE-POSTS TO SUCCESS, BY THE WORLD'S MASTERS.
DE MAISTRE. To know how to wait is the secret of
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, selfcontrol; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
JOHN WANAMAKER. Close application; integrity; attention 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 processes 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
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.