…as the slaves march on, as the husky gangs pass on by twos and threes, fasten’d together with wrist-chains and ankle-chains, I hear the Hebrew reading his records and psalms, I hear the rhythmic myths of the Greeks, and the strong legends of the Romans, I hear the tale of the divine life and bloody death of the beautiful God the Christ, I hear the Hindoo teaching his favorite pupil the loves, wars, adages, transmitted safely to this day from poets who wrote three thousand years ago.
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Remember the old adage: "It’s not how much you earn; it’s how much you save."
That experience is the parent of wisdom, is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
Hamilton, Alexander -- Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton