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O woman! thou knowest the hour when the goodman of the house will return, when the heat and burden of the day are past; do not let him at such time, when he is weary with toil and jaded with discouragement, find upon his coming to his habitation that the foot which should hasten to meet him is wandering at a distance, that the soft hand which should wipe the sweat from his brow is knocking at the door of other houses.--WASHINGTON IRVING.
WISDOM.--It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.--LA ROCHEFOUCAULD.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, both may seek us; but wisdom must be sought.--YOUNG.
True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing.--HUMPHREYS.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding: for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to... La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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