Lo, money is plentiful
for those who understand
the simple rules of its acquisition
1. Start thy purse fattening
2. Control thy expenditures
3. Make gold multiply
4. Guard thy treasures from loss
5. Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment
6. Insure a future income
7. Increase thy ability to earn
. . .
Work, thou see, by this, in the time of my greatest distress, didst prove to be my best friend. My willingness to work enabled me to escape from being sold to join the slave gangs upon the walls. It is also impressed thy grandfather, he selected me for his partner.
George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon (pp. 4, 125), 1926, Magdalane Press (2015 Edition)