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'Boy Wanted'

A Book of Cheerful Counsel

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Author: Nixon Waterman
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,909 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
Downloads: 2,104
Added to site: 2014.10.21
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something to do with it; environment has something to do with it; yet we like to think it is the individual who has most to do with the finished product.

All men are to some degree "self-made," although they are slow to admit it except in instances where the work has been well done.

[Sidenote: When one begins to turn in bed it is time to turn out.--WELLINGTON.]

The loser declares it is Fate's hard plan, But the winner--ho, ho!--he's a "self-made" man.

It is unfair for the loser to blame others for his deficiencies and delinquencies. No one's reputation is likely to suffer much lasting injury as long as he keeps his character unspotted. What others may say of us is not of so much moment; the important question is, "Is it true?"

[Sidenote: When I found I was black, I resolved to live as if I were white, and so force men to look below my skin.--ALEXANDRE DUMAS.]

Of strife others make us, we've little to fear Because we can surely defeat it; Few persons get into hot wate

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