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There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance.
Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
It is a great pity when the one who should be the head figure is a mere figure head.
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
You must be in fashion is the utterance of weak headed mortals.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
The safest road to hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
The principal part of faith is patience.
It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet.
I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

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