GREAT FORTUNES, AND HOW THEY WERE MADE
Or, The Struggles and Triumphs of Our Self-Made Menby JAMES D. MCCABE, JR.,Author of Planting the Wilderness, etc., etc.“MAN, it is not thy works, which are mortal, infinitely little, and thegreatest no greater than the least, but only the spirit thou workestin_, that can have worth or continuance.”—CARLYLE.George Maclean,Philadelphia, New York and BostonElectrotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, Cincinnati1871“The physical industries of this world have two relations in them: one to theactor, and one to the public. Honest business is more really a contribution tothe public than it is to the manager of the business himself. Although itseems to the man, and generally to the community, that the active businessman is a self-seeker, and although his motive may be self-aggrandizement,yet, in point of fact, no man ever manages a legitimate business in this life,that he is not doing a thousand-fold more for other men than he is trying todo even for himself. For, in the economy of God’s providence, every right and well organized business is a beneficence and not a selfishness. And not lessis it so because the merchant, the mechanic, the publisher, the artist, thinkmerely of their profit. They are in fact working more for others than they arefor themselves.”HENRY WARD BEECHER.