When all is done, the help of good counsel is that which setteth business straight.— Francis Bacon
My father’s friend came once to tea.
He laughed and talked. He spoke to me.
But in another week they said
That friendly pink-faced man was dead.
“How sad . .” they said, “the best of men . .”— Frances Cornford
So I said too, “How sad”; but then
Deep in my heart I thought with pride,
“I know a person who has died.”
The wise man will commit no business of importance to a proxy when he may do it himself.— Roger L’Estrange
The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economize his time.— Judge Hale
So begins the day,
Solid, chill, and gray,
But my heart will wake
Happy for your sake;
No more tossed and wild,
Singing like a child,
Quiet as a flower
In this first gray hour.
So my heart will wake— Frances Darwin Cornford
Happy, for your sake.
Punctuality is the soul of business.— Proverb
The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum [of money] involved.— Cyril Northcote Parkinson