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George S. Clason quotes

1874 - 1957, Author of "The Richest Man in Babylon"

Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws which govern its acquisition.
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Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.
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Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts.
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If a man be lucky, there is no foretelling the possible extent of his good fortune. Pitch him
into the Euphrates and like as not he will swim out with a pearl in his hand.
George S. Clason, Babylonian Proverb

Misfortune loves a shining mark. Gold in a man's purse must be guarded with firmness, else it
be lost.
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When youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. But too often does
youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.
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Money is the medium by which earthly success is measured.
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It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend.
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Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less than
one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family.
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Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable
employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.
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Gold clingeth to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men
wise in its handling.
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Gold slippeth away from the man who invests it in businesses or purposes with which he is not
familiar or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep.
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Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earnings or who followeth the alluring
advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts it to his own inexperience and romantic
desires in investment.
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Wealth grows wherever men exert energy.
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Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.
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Wealth that stayeth to give enjoyment and satisfaction to its owner comes gradually,
because it is a child born of knowledge and persistent purpose.
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Better a little caution than a great regret.
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If you desire to help thy friend, do so in a way that will not bring thy friend's burdens upon
thyself.
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Money is governed today by the same laws which controlled it when prosperous men
thronged the streets of Babylon, six thousand years ago.
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Where the determination is, the way can be found.
George S. Clason

Now I will tell thee an unusual truth about men and sons of men. It is this: That what each of
us calls our "necessary expenses" will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to
the contrary... All men are burdened with more desires than they can gratify.
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Every gold you save is a slave for you. Every copper it earns is its child that also can earn for
you.
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I am glad that work is not reserved for slaves. Were that the case I would be deprived of my
greatest pleasure. Many things do I enjoy but nothing takes the place of work.
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I tell you, my students, a man's wealth is not in the coins he carries in his purse; it is the
income he buildeth, the golden stream that continually floweth into his purse and keepeth it
always bulging.
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Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth
having.
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The more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn. That man who seeks to learn more of
his craft shall be richly rewarded.
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We cannot afford to be without adequate protection.
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A part of all you earn is yours to keep. It should be not less than a tenth no matter how little
you earn. It can be as much more as you can afford. Pay yourself first.
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In the strength of thine own desires is a magic power.
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Will power is but the unflinching purpose to carry the task you set for yourself to fulfillment.
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