When someone who has been astonishingly successful, whether in building an immense fortune or in some other form of activity, tells us the "secret" of his success, we may do well to take what he says with a grain of salt. It is not that he does not mean to tell the truth; no doubt he does. He may, however, have been guided by a sure instinct for the right thing to do, without really under standing why. When he attempts to explain it, his guess may be quite mistaken.
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