“Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed, for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end pre-exists in the means, the fruit in the seed.
If you serve and ungrateful master, serve him the more. Every stroke shall be repaid. The longer the payment is withholden, the better for you; the compound interest on the compound interest is the rate and usage of this exchequer.
“The law of nature is, Do the thing and you shall have the power; but they who do not the thing have not the power.
“Men suffer all their life long, under the foolish superstition that they can be cheated. But it is as impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself, as for a thing to be, and not to be, at the same time. There is a third silent party to all our bargains. The nature and the soul of things takes on itself the guaranty of fulfillment of every contract, so that honest service cannot come to loss.”