The Richest Man in Babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

Success means accomplishments as the result of our own efforts and abilities. (Location 56)

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The Babylonians were clever financiers and traders. So far as we know, they were the original inventors of money as a means of exchange, of promissory notes and written titles to property. (Location 154)

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'I found the road to wealth when I decided that a part of all I earned was mine to keep. And so will you.' (Location 306)

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Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you take only what is worth having. (Location 334)

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learned to live upon less than you could earn. Next you learned to seek advice from those who were competent through their own experiences to give it. And, lastly, you have learned to make gold work for you. (Location 349)

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Note: Seek advice from those who are competent through their own experiences

acquire money, how to keep it, and how to use it. (Location 351)

Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared." (Location 360)

A PART OF ALL YOU EARN IS YOURS TO KEEP. (Location 402)

That what each of us calls our 'necessary expenses' will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary. (Location 487)

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"I tell you, my students, a man's wealth is not in the coins he carries in his purse; it is the income he buildeth, the golden stream that continually floweth into his purse and keepeth it always bulging. (Location 523)

"Preceding accomplishment must be desire. Thy desires must be strong and definite. (Location 624)

"Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing, or beyond a man's training to accomplish. (Location 629)

vacillate (Location 798)

Note: waver between different decisions

was—a habit of needless delaying where action was required, action prompt and decisive. (Location 808)

From our discussion have I learned that to attract good luck to oneself, it is necessary to take advantage of opportunities. (Location 824)

Note: Good luck involves taking advantage of opportunities

Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity. (Location 831)

MEN OF ACTION ARE FAVORED BY THE GODDESS OF GOOD LUCK (Location 834)

If you desire to help thy friend, do so in a way that will not bring thy friend's burdens upon thyself." (Location 1058)

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BETTER A LITTLE CAUTION THAN A GREAT REGRET (Location 1177)

work, well-done, does good to the man who does it. It makes him a better man.' (Location 1542)