The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason

If there is anyone lucky enough to pay a bargain price of 50 Philippine Peso for a book of wisdom. It is me. It is true then that sometimes you do not have to look up to see your fortune among the stars because this book that contains the success secrets of the Babylonian, I found on the floor among the neglected pile of old books, which not many a customer even bother to check.

My favorite chapters are the Seven Cures for a Lean Purse, Meet the Goddess of Good Luck and the Five Laws of Gold.

Seven Cures for a Lean Purse

“He must pay his debts with all the promptness within his power, not purchasing that for which he is unable to pay.

He must take care of his family that they may think and speak well of him.

He must make a will of record that, in case the Gods call him, proper and honorable division of his property must be accomplished.

He must have compassion upon those who are injured or smitten by misfortune and aid them within reasonable limits. He must do deeds of thoughtfulness to those dear to him.

Thus the seventh and last remedy for a lean purse is to cultivate they own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skillful, to act as to respect thyself.”

 

The Five Laws of Gold

“Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less thatn one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family.

Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.

Gold clingeth to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling.

Gold slippeth away from the man who invests it in businesses of purposes with which he is not familiar or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep.

Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earnings or who followeth the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts it to his own inexperience and romantic desires in investment.”

Is there way to attract good luck?

“Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.

Those eager to grasp opportunities for their betterment, do attract the interest of the good goddess. She is never anxious to aid those who please her. Men of action please her best.

Action will lead thee forward to the successes thou dost desire.”

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