With Christmas approaching, this seemed worth reminding us of.
“Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
- Lament of the ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s deceased business partner, in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1843)
Here’s the scene from a 1984 film version of A Christmas Carol; this dialog starts around minute 7: Scene from A Christmas Carol