The Magic Story – Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey


magic storyMan should not be blinded to whatsoever merit exists in the opportunity which he hath in had, remembering that a thousand promises for the future should weight as naught against the possession of a single piece of silver.

Fortune is ever elusive, and can only be retained by force. Deal with her tenderly and she will forsake you for a stronger man. (In that, methinks, she is not unlike other women of my knowledge)

Failure exists only in the grave. Man, being alive, hath not yet failed; always he may turn about and ascend by the same path he descended by; and there may be one that is less abrupt (albeit longer of achievement) and more adaptable to his condition.

Seek comrades among the industrious, for those who are idle will sap your energies from you

The Ishmaelite and the leper are the same, since both are abominations in the sight of man – albeit they differ much, in that the former may be restored to perfect health. The former is entirely the result of imagination; the latter has poison in his blood.

Whatsoever you desire of good is yours. You have but to stretch forth your hand and take it.

Have no fear of any sort or shape, for fear is an adjunct of the minus-entity. If you have skill, apply it; the world must profit by it, and therefore, you.

Start ; start now upon this new journey.

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