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Money Getting, Part VIII

A Verse Digest of P. T. Barnum’s The Art of Money Getting (1880)
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WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT

work at it early and late
in season and out of season

not leaving a stone unturned
never deferring for a single hour

old proverb full of truth and meaning
whatever worth doing is worth doing well

a man acquires a fortune by
doing business thoroughly

his neighbor remains poor for life
because he only half does it

ambition, energy, industry, perseverance
indispensable requisites for success

fortune always favors the brave

idleness breeds bad habits
and clothes a man in rags

poor spendthrift vagabond says to a rich man:
enough money in the world for all if equally divided

but if everybody was like you
it would be spent and what then?

divide again–keep dividing

trust in Providence but keep the powder dry
do your part of the work, or you cannot succeed

in the desert I will loose my camel and trust it to God
no, no, not so–tie thy camel and trust it to God

Money Getting, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII

Money Getting is a verse digest of P.T. Barnum’s The Art of Money Getting (1880)