The Richest Man in Babylon Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Richest Man in Babylon
“In those things toward which we exerted our best endeavors we succeeded.”
“It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend.”
“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.”
“Gold clingeth to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling.”
“Confuse not the necessary expenses with thy desires.”
“Provide in advance for the needs of thy growing age and the protection of thy family.”
“Our wise acts accompany us through life to please us and to help us. Just as surely, our unwise acts follow us to plague and torment us. Alas, they cannot be forgotten. In the front rank of the torments that do follow us are the memories of the things we should have done, of the opportunities which came to us and we took not.”
“You’ve learned the lessons well. You first learned to live on less than you earn. Next you learned to seek advice from those who are competent. Lastly, you’ve learned to make gold work for you.”
“As for time, all men have it in abundance.”
“Preceding accomplishment must be desire. Thy desires must be strong and definite.”
“Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put no less than one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family.”
“Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts.”
“I found the road to wealth when I decided that a part of all I earned was mine to keep.”
“Where determination is, the way can be found.”
“Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.”
“Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.”
“If thou desire to help thy friend, do so in a way that will not bring thy friend’s burdens upon thyself.”
“Wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed. The first copper you save is the seed from which your tree of wealth shall grow. The sooner you plant that seed the sooner shall the tree grow. And the more faithfully you nourish and water that tree with consistent savings, the sooner may you bask in contentment beneath its shade.”
“Men of action are favored by the Goddess of good luck.”
“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.”

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