Ralph Moody was one of the last frontiersmen, with little to no formal education. As a life- long autodidact, he enrolled in a writing class at the age of 50 and was inspired to write, "Little Britches."I'm glad he did!
"Any man who says the world owes him a living is dishonest. The same God that made you made this earth. And He planned it so that it would yield every single thing that the people on it need. But He was careful to plan it so that it would only yield up its wealth in exchange for the labor of man. Any man who tries to share in that wealth without contributing the work of his brain or his hands is dishonest."
"You know, a man's life is a lot like a boat. If he keeps his sail set right it doesn't make too much difference which way the wind blows or which way the current flows. If he knows where he wants to go and keeps his sail trimmed carefully he'll come into the right port. But if he forgets to watch his sail till the current catches him broadside he's pretty apt to smash up on the rocks."
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