“Old Bill” Suggests—
“Let the man who sleeps too much borrow the pillow of a debtor,” runs a Spanish proverb. Like many country sayings, it has more truth than poetry.
A man can stand almost any amount of trouble provided he can see the future clear. Hard work is a blessing, albeit it seems well disguised. It is worry that kills.
The reason real life problems are seldom soluble by algebraic formula is that we tend to mistake a variable factor for a fixed requirement. Worry is as much worse than privation as toothache is worse than the itch.
Don’t borrow from one man to pay another.
Don’t remain idle, no matter how small the return.
Don’t make a promise you cannot keep.
Don’t try to carry more than you can carry without breaking.
Don’t be silent if help is deserved and available.