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A book should be luminous not voluminous.
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A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
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A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality
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A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
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Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites
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All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
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As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
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Bad taste is a species of bad morals
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Books are embalmed minds
Books
Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness
Cheerfulness
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
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Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
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Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
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Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.
Earth
Economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it
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Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
Enthusiasm
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
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Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
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False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine but leaving us when we cross into the shade.
Friends
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
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