I only wish I could work to some purpose … . I have no right to these easy comfortable days and our poor men suffering and dying thirsting in this hot sun and I so quiet here in want of nothing.
Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Maria Mitchell American Astronomer
- Alexander H. Rice American Politician
- Emily Dickinson American Poet
- Mary Baker Eddy American Christian Science Religious Leader
- Sidney Lanier American Poet
- Florence Nightingale English Nurse
- Agatha Christie British Novelist
- William Ellery Channing American Theologian, Poet
- Louis Brandeis American Jurist
- Frances Willard American Temperance Campaigner