Thrift – Samuel Smiles (1876)

S$74.00

Thrift – Samuel Smiles (1876)

S$74.00

Title: Thrift
Author: Samuel Smiles
Publisher: John Murray, 1876.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Good. Slight rubbing and fading to cover, some foxing to edges and sparse foxing to pages. Slight thumb-marks to title page. A long inscription to ffep, indicating the book was given as a prize. 384pp. excluding publisher’s catalogue. 7.5″x4.5″.

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From the same famous author who wrote this book.

He writes:

This book is intended as a sequel to “Self-Help,” and “Character.” It might, indeed, have appeared as an introduction to these volumes; for Thrift is the basis of Self-Help, and the foundation of much that is excellent in Character.

The author has already referred to the Use and Abuse of Money; but the lesson is worthy of being repeated and enforced. As he has already observed, some of the finest qualities of human nature are intimately related to the right use of money; such as generosity, honesty, justice, and self-denial; as well as the practical virtues of economy and providence. On the other hand, there are their counterparts of avarice, fraud, injustice, and selfishness, as displayed by the inordinate lovers of gain; and the vices of thoughtlessness, extravagance, and improvidence, on the part of those who misuse and abuse the means entrusted to them.