Love for Success

The Watchman

A generation ago Russell Sage was a leading figure in financial affairs in New York as he is to-day. He was an associate of Jay Gould and Cornelius Vanderbilt, the grand-father of the young Cornelius who surrendered a fortune to marry the girl he loved, and who is pluckily winning his way to the front as a practical railroad man. His former associates have long gone, but at eighty-five Mr. Sage still attends to business as closely as ever. In explanation of this he makes a statement which is probably true of many other successful business men besides himself: "I do not care for money as money. I am not avaricious. I enjoy my work, and like to be successful." It is impossible to believe that many of the multi-millionaires are continuing to work merely to make more money. They already have far more than they can get any benefit from. But they want to be successful. They keep on working hard and put all their power into their schemes for the same reason that other men spend every energy in their trained bodies to drive a football past the goal or bring their boat first over the line. They want to be successful.—The Watchman.

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August 29, 1901

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