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Tokugawa Ieyoshi was the 12th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan.

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Yoritomo-Tashi's

Common Sense How to Exercise It

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Announcement - Preface - Common Sense: What Is It? - The Fight Against Illusion - The Development of the Reasoning Power - Common Sense and Impulse - The Dangers of Sentimentality - The Utility of Common Sense in Daily Life - Power of Deduction - How to Acquire Common Sense - Common Sense and Action - The Most Thorough Business Man - Common Sense and Self-Control - Common Sense Does Not Exclude Great Aspirations - Contents -


 

LESSON X

THE MOST THOROUGH BUSINESS MAN

One of the principle advantages of common sense is that it protects the man who is gifted with it from hazardous enterprises, the risky character of which he scents.

Only to risk when possessing perfect knowledge of a subject is the sure means of never being drawn into a transaction by illusory hopes.

An exact conception of things is more indispensable to perfect success than a thousand other more brilliant but less substantial gifts.

"However," says Yoritomo, "in order to make success our own, it is not sufficient to have the knowledge of things, one must above all know oneself.

"On the great world-stage, each one occupies a place which at the start may not always be in the first rank.

"Nevertheless, work, intelligence, directness of thought and, above all, common sense, can

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