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Marshall Field
(1834-1906) born on
Aug 18
US merchant. He opened Chicago's Marshall Field Dept. Store, 1881 where he introduced the first in-store restaurant.
Things to remember: 1) The worth of character; 2) The improvement of talent; 3) The influence of example; 4) The joy of origination; 5) The dignity of simplicity; 6) The success of perseverance.

Beware of a misfit occupation. . . . Consider carefully your natural bent, whether for business or a profession.
Give the lady what she wants!
More things to remember: 7) The value of time; 8) The pleasure of working; 9) The obligation of duty; 10) The power of kindness; 11) The wisdom of economy; 12) The virtue of patience.
Those who enter to buy, support me. Those who come to flatter, please me. Those who complain, teach me how I may please others so that more will come. Only those hurt me who are displeased but do not complain.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From his list of 12; in "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: Instructions to one of his store managers].
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.

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