Author: John Ruskin
It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.
You who would pass by and raise your hand against me,
Harken ere you harm me.
I am the heat of your camp fire on a cold night, the friendly
Shade screening you from the summer sun,
And my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your
Thirst as you journey on.
I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table,
The bed on which you lie, the timber that builds your boat.
I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead,
The wood of your cradle, the shell of your last resting place.
I am the gift of God, and the friend of man.
You who pass by, listen to my prayer, harm me not.
AUTHOR: Walter D. Wintle
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you’re outclassed, you are; You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can.