The following extract is from the Philadelphia Ledger. We sincerely commend it to our young readers; it contains " the words of truth and soberness:— " Above all things, life should be begun right. Young men rarely know how much their conduct, during their first few years, affects their subsequent success. It is not only that older persons at the same business form their opinions of them at this time, but that every beginner acquires, during these years, habits for good or ill which color his whole future career. We have seen some of the ablest young men, with every advantage of fortune and Mends, sow the seeds of ruin and early death by indulging too freely in the first years of manhood. We have seen others, with far less capacity, and without any backing but industry and energy, rise gradually to fortune and influence. Franklin is a familiar ! illustration of what a man can do who begins I right. If he had been too proud to eat rolls in the street when he was a poor boy, he would never have been minister plenipotentiary to the court of France. Always begin right! Survey the whole j ground before you commence any undertaking j and you will then be prepared to go forward 1 successfully. Neglect this, however, and you are almost sure to fail. In other words, begin right. A good commencement is half the bat-le. A false first step is almost! certain defeat. BEGIN RIGHT.”
This article was originally published with the title "Always Begin Right"