A thread of my thoughts and notes from Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son. A book by George Horace Lorimer. It contains letters from John Graham, an American merchant during the 1890s to his son, Pierrepont. The first letter is sent as he starts college at Harvard 🧵
Character and education are bedfellows, but a good education cannot make up for a lack of character The first thing that any education ought to give a man is chIt doesn't make any difference how much sugar and fancy pick
One of the things I've been enjoying is the language and metaphors he employs.
A trap we all fall into from time to time. I love learning, often for learning-sake, but it's better to learn something just-in-time over just-in-case It isn't so much knowing a whole lot, as knowing a little an
Think better to do better. Learning how to think, and to think more quickly is a competitive advantage Anything that trains a boy to think and to think quick pays;

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