Wednesday, October 10, 2012

 “A boy who is coddled by his parent’s,” says Charles Nordhoff, “who sits behind the stove in winter when others are playing in the snow, who lies abed late and has his pockets full of candy, who must not go into the water until he has learned to swim, and whose precious life and breath are the objects of his own and his parents’ incessant solicitude, may look with pity upon his neighbor, who runs about barefooted, gets up early to feed the cows, has few clothes and no candy, and must work for his food; but all human experience and all history show that the hardier boy has by far the best chance of becoming a useful man, and making an honorable figure in the world.” Nature curses inaction, whether among the rich or poor. Orison Swett Marden 

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