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- Such things give a completeness to prosperity, and contribute elements of agreeable consciousness that are not dreamed of by that short-sighted, overheated vindictiveness which goes out its way to wreak itself in direct injury.3.7 — Book 3 Chapter 7 — How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (91% in)
- ...to do with him at school as you can, my lad," he said to Tom; and the command was obeyed the more easily because Mr. Sterling by this time had two additional pupils; for though this gentleman's rise in the world was not of that meteor-like rapidity which the admirers of his extemporaneous eloquence had expected for a preacher whose voice demanded so wide a sphere, he had yet enough of growing prosperity to enable him to increase his expenditure in continued disproportion to his income.2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Golden Gates Are Passed (17% in)
- Ours is a fine business,—a splendid concern, sir,—and there's no reason why it shouldn't go on growing; there's a growing capital, and growing outlets for it; but there's another thing that's wanted for the prosperity of every concern, large or small, and that's men to conduct it,—men of the right habits; none o' your flashy fellows, but such as are to be depended on.6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — Showing That Tom Had Opened the Oyster (44% in)
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