George S. Clason · 194 pages
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“Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.”
“Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts.”
“It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend.”
“If you desire to help thy friend, do so in a way that will not bring thy friend's burdens upon thyself.”
“Will power is but the unflinching purpose to carry the task you set for yourself to fulfillment.”
“Learning was of two kinds: the one being the things we learned and knew, and the other being the training that taught us how to find out what we did not know?”
“The hungrier one becomes, the clearer one's mind works— also the more sensitive one becomes to the odors of food.”
“As for time, all men have it in abundance.”
“The sun that shines today is the sun that shone when thy father was born, and
will still be shining when thy last grandchild shall pass into the darkness.”
“The reason why we have never found measure of wealth. We never sought it.”
“Where the determination is, the way can be found.”
“In those things toward which we exerted our best endeavors we succeeded.”
“A part of all I earn is mine to keep.' Say it in the morning when you first arise. Say it at noon. Say it at night. Say it each hour of every day. Say it to yourself until the words stand out like letters of fire across the sky.”
“Proper preparation is the key to our success. Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding.”
“When no buyers were near, he talked to me earnestly to impress upon me how valuable work would be to me in the future: 'Some men hate it. They make it their enemy. Better to treat it like a friend, make thyself like it. Don't mind because it is hard. If thou thinkest about what a good house thou build, then who cares if the beams are heavy and it is far from the well to carry the water for the plaster. Promise me, boy, if thou get a master, work for him as hard as thou canst. If he does not appreciate all thou do, never mind. Remember, work, well-done, does good to the man who does it. It makes him a better man.”
“إن الفرص الجيدة لا تأتي لأشخاص غير مستعدين لاستغلالها".”
“MEN OF ACTION ARE FAVORED BY THE GODDESS OF GOOD LUCK”
“ولكن الفرصة لا تنتظر الإنسان المماطل. فهي ترى أن هذا الإنسان إذا كان يرغب في أن يكون محظوظاً، فسيتخذ إجراءً سريعاً. وأي إنسان لن يتصرف بسرعة عندما تواتيه الفرصة، فإنه سيكون مماطلاً كبيراً، تماماً”
“ولكن عليك أن تتذكر أن الشمس التي تشرق اليوم هي نفس الشمس التي كانت تشرق عندما جاء والدك إلى الحياة، وستظل تشرق عندما يموت آخر أحفادك.
"ثم أردف قائلاً: "إن أفكار الشباب هي أضواء ساطعة تلمع بعيداً، تماماً مثل الشهب التي غالباً ما تصنع بريقاً في السماء. ولكن حكمة الشيوخ كالنجوم الراسخة التي تلمع ولا يتبدد نورها حتى إن البحارة يعتمدون عليها في تحديد وجهتهم.”
“A PART OF ALL YOU EARN IS YOURS TO KEEP.”
“ما ترغب فيه كل امرأة هو أن يحبها زوجها”
“ليس بالشيء الطيب أن يجلس الرجل بلا عمل”
“The man who became of his understanding of the laws of wealth, acquireth a growing surplus, should give thought to those future days. He should plan certain investments or provisions that may endure safely for many years, yet will be available when the time arrives which he has so wisely anticipated.”
“Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.”
“إن كان المرء يحمل في نفسه روح العبد، أفلن يصبح عبداً بعد ذلك، مهما كانت حالته عند مولده، تماماً كما أن الماء لا بد أن يستقر على حال؟ وإذا كان المرء يحمل في نفسه روح الرجل الحر، أفلن يصبح في موضع احترام وتبجيل في مدينته على الرغم من سوء حظه ؟”
“إن جمع المال هو مجرد عبءٍ خفيف بالنسبة للرجل عميق التفكير”
“We found water. We passed into a more fertile country where were grass and fruit. We found the trail to Babylon because the soul of a free man looks at life as a series of problems to be solved and solves them, while the soul of a slave whines, 'What can I do who am but a slave?”
“الرغبات العامة هي مجرد أمنيات واهنة، إن الرجل الذي يتمنى أن يصبح غنياً، فتلك غاية تافهة، أما الرجل الذي يرغب في كسب خمس عملات ذهبية، فتلك رغبة واقعية يستطيع أن يثابر حتى يحققها”
“كلما زادت الحكمة التي نتعلمها، حصلنا على مالٍ أكثر”
“Si aprende a fijarse un pequeño deseo bien definido, ello lo llevará a fijarse otro más grande.”
“You might argue that I’m nesting myself on an awfully slippery slope. I would agree with you, though I might counter that most of life is lived out there. The problem was, there were repercussions when you lived in the grays—not just theoretical ones that taint your soul, but the brick-and-mortar ones, the unforeseeable destruction that such choices leave behind. I wondered what would have happened if I had told the truth right from the get-go. And it scared the hell out of me.”
“He leaned in and kissed her softly. "If you're finally going to let yourself love me, we're going to date."
"We sort of have been."
"No." He caught her hands and pulled her into his embrace. "We've been trying very hard not to date. Let me show you our world. Let me take you to dinner and whisper temptations. Let me take you to ridiculous carnival rides and symphonies and dances in the rain. I want you to laugh and smile and trust me first. i want it to be real love if you are in my bed.”
“I kissed her," he explained, aggrieved.
"Mmm, yes, I had the dubious pleasure of witnessing that, ah-hem, overly public occurrence." Lyall sharpened his pen nib, using a small copper blade that ejected from the end of his glassicals.
"Well! Why hasn't she done anything about it?" the Alpha wanted to know.
"You mean like whack you upside the noggin with that deadly parasol of hers? I would be cautious in that area if I were you.”
“I love you, Mary," he says, and that is when I let the tears come. The great heaving sobs of terror and pain that shake my body until I can do nothing but grab on to Travis to anchor me to this spot. He pulls me toward him and I curl around his body as I weep. I fall into darkness with his fingers trailing through my har, my cheeks still wet and my body heaving.”
“There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.”
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