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Laws too gentle, are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

Would you live with ease, do what you should, and not what you please. Success has ruined many a man.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before Him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. [Job 5:8-9]
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Prayer is not a substitute for work, thinking, watching, suffering, or giving; prayer is a support for all other efforts.
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
When a man has done all he can do, still there is a mighty, mysterious agency over which he needs influence to secure success. The one way he can reach it is by prayer.
Most men pray for power, the strength to do things. Few people pray for love, the quality to be someone.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence.
If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with to the other world?
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
The things which hurt, instruct.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals.
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
Prayer is the voice of faith.
Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Well done, is better than well said.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means -- either may do -- the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil -- but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.

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