I determined that at sixty-five business properly speaking should know me no more. On my sixty-fifth birthday--or, to put it more correctly, on my sixty-sixth--I woke a free man. For my practice had always been a discipline rather than an inclination.
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Source Notes: All Passion Spent (part 1) (1931). While Mr. Bucktrout now avoids any activity that breaks his repose and retirement, he argues that, in his day, he was "fierce," quickly realizing that in business "modesty, moderation, consideration, and nicety" never pay.
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