How to Do Business as Business is Done in Great Commercial Centers

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P. W. Ziegler & Company, 1896 - Business - 316 pages

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Page 222 - Believe me, the talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well ; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.
Page 227 - THE crown and glory of life is character. It is the noblest possession of a man, constituting a rank in itself, and an estate in the general good-will ; dignifying every station, and exalting every position in society.
Page 291 - A CIRCLE is a plane figure, bounded by a curved, line, every point of which is equally distant from a point within, called the centre. The bounding line is called the circumference.
Page 223 - Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull ; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature.
Page 228 - Energy of character has always a power to evoke energy in others. It acts through sympathy, one of the most influential of human agencies. The zealous energetic man unconsciously carries others along with him. His example is contagious, and compels imitation. He exercises a sort of electric power, which sends a thrill through every fibre — flows into the nature of those about him, and makes them give out sparks of fire. Dr. Arnold's biographer, speaking of the power of this kind exercised by him...
Page 227 - Napoleon said the moral is to the physical as ten to one. The strength, the industry, and the civilization of nations — all depend upon individual character; and the very foundations of civil security rest upon it. Laws and institutions are but its outgrowth. In the just balance of nature, individuals, nations, and races, will obtain just so much as they deserve, and no more.
Page 225 - ... the same end. Give a busy man ten minutes to write a letter, and he will dash it off at once ; give an idle man a day, and he will postpone it till to-morrow or next week. There is a momentum in the. active man which of itself almost carries him to the mark, just as a very light stroke will keep a hoop agoing, when a smart one was required to set it in motion.
Page 45 - No association shall make any loan or discount on the security of the shares of its own capital stock, nor be the purchaser or holder of any such shares, unless such security or purchase shall be necessary to prevent loss upon a debt previously contracted in good faith...
Page 102 - A bucket shop is an establishment conducted nominally for the transaction of a stock exchange business or a business of similar character, but really for the registration of bets, or wagers, usually for small amounts, on the rise or fall of the prices of stocks, grain, oil, etc., there being no transfer or delivery of the stocks or commodities nominally dealt in.
Page 33 - The maker is the person who signs or promises to pay the note, and the payee is the person to whom or to whose order the note is made payable.

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