The Duty of the Self-made Man

The self-made man ought to see his course so plainly as to make it easy for him to avoid the wrong of sordidness in the possession of the rewards of his success. He ought especially and with clearness to apprehend the binding force of the active and affirmative obligations which are laid upon the rewards of success. Their discharge involves enlightened and discriminating charity, the inauguration and encouragement of agencies for increased culture and information, intelligent liberality in business, a clear regard for the interest and welfare of those who toil, a constant exemplification of the strength and nobility of strict integrity, the incitement, by precept and example, to frugality and economy, the continual inculcation of the benefits and usefulness of education in every occupation, the stimulation of genuine patriotism, the cultivation of independent and thoughtful political judgment, and last, but by no means least, a hearty and healthful interest in the ministrations of religion and the extension of a sound moral sentiment. Ex-Pres. Grover Cleveland,
In Success.

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